UK - Globe Theatre Is Renamed The Gielgud
Dateline: LONDON (2/11)
Date: 11/02/1994 04:00 AM
A London theatre was renamed on Wednesday (2/11) in honour of
British actor Sir John Gielgud. The Globe playhouse on Shaftsbury
Avenue in London's West End theatre district is now The Gielgud.
At a champagne ceremony at the theatre, he called the name change
"flattering, complimentary and unique." The rechristening meant that London now has only one Globe Theatre, the ongoing enterprise begun by the late American actor-producer Sam Wanamaker to rebuild
Shakespeare's theatre on the south bank of the River Thames.
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sir john gielgud walks out of gielgud theatre
sir john outside theatre
sir john saying it is a great honour even though he won't be
acting in the theatre himself
globe theatre still under construction
gielgud sot about the theatre saying it feels like a second home
to him as he's acted and directed there for about forty years.
he's acted in many of the shaftesbury avenue theatres. but this
one always had a romantic attachment for him and he is delighted
that his name will be on it for people to see
sir john outside the theatre for photo op