The Old Globe Theatre
April 1, 1985
The Old Globe Theatre.
Highlights from Fifty Years
Thomas Wood Stevens, founder and designer of San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, about 1935.
Stevens surveys the Old Globe’s construction.
The theatre in 1935. Left to right: Everett Gray, Rhys Williams and Thomas Wood Stevens
Joe Pinto and John Clark perform in “The Drunkard” a melodrama at The Globe in 1948.
Grace Frederick, Sadie Lou Tieri and Beula Fair in the 1951 production of “The Madwoman of Chaillot.”
Interior of the former Old Globe Theatre, 1955.
Richard Edelman as Oberon and Robert Baker as Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 1956.
Michael Byers and Lillie Mae Barr in “The Hostage” at Falstaff Tavern in 1965.
Members of the original 1935 Old Globe acting company were photographed in 1975.
Construction of the new Old Globe Theatre with a view looking toward the stage.
The title page drawing is from Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue A Book of Architectural and Decorative Drawings. New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1914. Photographs on the following pages are by Bill Reid: 95, 97, 98, 108 (bottom), 109 (top and bottom), 110 (top and bottom), 111 (top and bottom), 112, 113 (top and bottom), 114 (bottom), 116 (bottom), 118 (top). The view of the new Old Globe under construction on page 101 is by Cliff Baker. “Mr. Roberts” and “Death of a Salesman” on page 107 are by Charles Waterman. David Ogden Stiers in “King Lear” is by Sealy. Queen Elizabeth II and Lowell Davies on page 119 is courtesy of Robert Burroughs. All other photographs were provided by the Old Globe Theatre, Simon Edison Centre For The Performing Arts.