You can now download the whole project for offline viewing. (, ca. 830kb)

As the title indicates, this site contains the text of a lecture by Professor Hilda D. Spear (University of Dundee) held at Cologne University in October 1989. We would like to thank Professor Spear for providing us with the script and the accompanying slides.

Please use the graphics on the left to navigate through the text.

If you are looking for more information regarding Shakespeare or the Globe theatre in particular, you should consult the following: