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Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London

Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London (must see)

Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays. The original theatre was built in 1599, destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644.

The modern Globe Theatre is an academic approximation based on available evidence of the 1599 and 1614 buildings. It is considered quite realistic, though contemporary safety requirements mean that it accommodates only 1,400 spectators compared to the original theatre’s 3,000. Shakespeare's Globe was about 230 metres (750 ft) from the site of the original theatre and opened to the public in 1997, with a production of Henry V.

The Globe Theatre offers guided tours that brings the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe and Shakespeare's plays. This place is a must-see for anyone interested in theater, history, or Shakespeare!

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Situated in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames, today's Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the old Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse to build which Shakespeare had contributed handsomely, since 1594, as part of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men troupe. Completed in 1599, that theatre was destroyed by fire in 1613 but was then rebuilt in 1614 only to be demolished finally in 1644.

Reconstructed as closely to Shakespeare’s original as possible, using ‘green’ (untreated) oak, lime plaster reinforced with goat hair, bricks created to an Elizabethan recipe and Norfolk reed thatch, the modern Globe is considered rather realistic, albeit with a smaller seating capacity of only 1,400 spectators vs. 3,000, back in the 17th century, due to the contemporary safety requirements. Named after its founder, the new Globe opened in 1997 with performances now taking place between April and October.

Why You Should Visit:
A brilliant location in which to see Shakespeare's plays, complete with a usually high standard of production.

Tip:
Gets rather cold during the evening (due to the theatre being only semi-covered) so bring a blanket.
Taking a hat or sunglasses for the sun moving across the sky should also help.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5:30pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Shakespeare Globe Theatre
Sight Location: London, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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