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The Globe's Architect

August 31, 1996

I was thrilled to learn that London's Globe Theater has at last opened ("Shakespeare's Globe Theater Is Finally Back in Business," Aug. 21). I had met Sam Wanamaker and knew how passionately he wanted the world to once again have the Globe Theater rebuilt as Shakespeare knew it.

Inigo Jones was not, however, an Elizabethan architect. Although born in the later years of Elizabeth's reign, he did not become an architect until some time after Elizabeth's death. Jones, called the "English Palladio," received his first commissions from Christian IV of Denmark. He later became court architect to both James I and Charles I.

GRACE FLORA KENT

Los Angeles

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