Built close to the original building that was at first lost to fire in 1613, and then demolished in 1644 after it had been rebuilt, Shakespeare’s Globe was once a place where many of Shakespeare’s plays were first shown to the public. American actor and director Sam Wanamaker founded the remodelled building in 1997, and its dedication to the great Bard’s work has seen it unearth a whole generation of fans itching to discover and explore his illustrious writing.
A full programme of theatrical plays are run between April to September each year in this outdoor setting, taking people back to the experience of those who sat nearby hundreds of years ago. The exhibition underneath the theatre, Shakespeare’s London, examines his work in intricate detail and tours reveal how and why the Globe was resurrected.
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