If one is a Friend of the Globe then you'll soon discover a beautiful hand-made leather bound book in a case by the Friends Desk at the Globe Theatre. What has been dubbed 'The Bible' comprises a record of all those who have graciously donated to the Globe under the 'closed' scheme over the last 20 years.
We've seen a number of changes and renovations across the Globe Theatre site in recent years, therefore those donors' names inscribed in the once 1000 club, The Flagstones and Supporting Wall sought a new special location. And so, derived the 'Bible' project, driven by the Friends of the Globe staff; a divine piece where visitors who have supported the continued development and growth of Shakespeare's Globe can now come and find their name.
The book was produced using Black Gambetta Calf leather, hand sewn in sections, and cased in with raised bands. The book went through many specialised processes including applying a metallic foil to the edge of the book blocks for the elegant gold edge gilding you can see.
Shakespeare's Globe Summer of Love Season has now commenced; for more information on upcoming events and on and on how you can support The Globe's existing projects and programmes visit www.shakespearesglobe.com. Any contributions enable a greater number of people to enjoy the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries for generations to come.