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
This image was created by papertoys.com between 2001-2008. With this activity you can create a scale model of the Globe Theatre. The Globe Theatre has housed Shakespeare's plays since 1599. This model is an accurate image of what the theatre is believed to look like during the early 1600s. It also house many other contemporary plays and is still used today. The history in this theatre is unrivalved due to all of the incredible performances of infamous given here. -Alexandra Lendon
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.