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Globe Theatre, Southwark

Building  From 1599  To 1644

Categories: Theatre

Created when the lease ran out for The Theatre in 1597 so the building was dismantled and rebuilt across the Thames as The Globe. Closed by the Puritans and pulled down in 1644.

The reconstruction (in our picture), founded by Sam Wanamaker, is about 750 feet off the original site. It opened in June 1997. Learn something about the local political machinations of the era at The battle to build Shakespeare’s Globe. The idea was not original to Wanamaker; Globes had already been recreated in Dallas, San Diego and Cleveland, Ohio.

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Globe Theatre, Southwark

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50723

Globe Theatre plaque

This plaque was fixed to the wall of the brewery Barclay, Perkins & Co. It w...

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50726

Globe Theatre remains

On Park Street there's a plaque for the Globe but behind that, and possibly m...

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50863

Pepys - Stew Lane

This page of Pepys' Diary is given at The Diary of Samuel Pepys with lots of ...

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45919

Sam Wanamaker

London Borough of Southwark Sam Wanamaker, 1919 - 1993, visionary who recreat...

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