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Shakespeare Hall

On March 18, 1994, Shakespeare Hall was completed on land adjoining the library as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the university foundation.

Shakespeare Hall is modeled on the Globe Theatre of London in the 17th century. The capacity of the Hall is 400, including the first floor yard, and the gallery seats on the first and second floors. The third floor is reserved for lighting equipment. Each seat has its own retractable table, and the Hall has all the necessary AV equipment to allow it to serve a diversity of purposes. The Hall is open for use by the student body. It is utilized for a wide variety of events, such as plays, concerts, and lectures.

The lobby of the Hall has a unique copy of the statue of Shakespeare by Louis Francois Roubillac, a French artist. The original statue was bequeathed to the British Museum in 1779 by the actor David Garrik. The copy was made for Meisei University Shakespeare Centre in 1989 through the gracious assistance of the Japanese Art Gallery of the British Museum.

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