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SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

It was the dream of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker to recreate the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day in modern London. The result opened in 1997, about 200 metres from the site of the original, and is believed to be as close a reproduction of the theatres of late Tudor/early Stuart England as possible, bearing in mind modern safety standards. The first production was Henry V. The complex also includes an exhibition and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a smaller, more intimate, space inspired by Jacobean theatres.

Sadly, Wanamaker died in 1993.  But, thanks to him, you can experience a Shakesperian play almost as it would have been performed 400 years ago.

Region:
Location/Address: 21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
Southwark
County: London
Post Code: SE1 9DT
Main Historic Period: N/A
Tip/Nearby: Millenium Bridge, Tate Modern, Southwark Cathedral.
Primary Management: Other
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