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Erected in 1599, The Globe was London’s first theater built by and for actors. As one of seven shareholders in the company that commissioned it (not to mention the company’s chief playwright), Shakespeare probably had some say in the theater’s design. He wrote many of his plays, from Julius Caesar on, with this venue in mind. To quote the bard, "O for a muse of fire!" Henry V

Erected in 1599, The Globe was London’s first theater built by and for actors. As one of seven shareholders in the company that commissioned it (not to mention the company’s chief playwright), Shakespeare probably had some say in the theater’s design. He wrote many of his plays, from Julius Caesar on, with this venue in mind. To quote the bard, "O for a muse of fire!" Henry V

The modern reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was opened on this day in British history, June 12, 1997. The first play performed in Shakespeare's Globe was Henry V.

The modern reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was opened on this day in British history, June 12, 1997. The first play performed in Shakespeare's Globe was Henry V.

A review of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour in London from an American expat living in London

A review of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour in London from an American expat living in London

The Globe Theatre, London. It's all made out of wood, even what looks like marble.

The Globe Theatre, London. It's all made out of wood, even what looks like marble.

The Globe theater as it looks today. The Globe is the most famous Elizabethan theater. In 1970, American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, founded the Shakespeare Globe Trust, and International Shakespeare Globe Centre with the objective of building a faithful recreation of Shakespeare’s Globe close to its original location. While many had said that the Globe reconstruction was impossible to achieve, he persevered for over twenty years, and eventually a new Globe theater was built according…

The Globe theater as it looks today. The Globe is the most famous Elizabethan theater. In 1970, American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, founded the Shakespeare Globe Trust, and International Shakespeare Globe Centre with the objective of building a faithful recreation of Shakespeare’s Globe close to its original location. While many had said that the Globe reconstruction was impossible to achieve, he persevered for over twenty years, and eventually a new Globe theater was built according…