Shakespeares Globe Theatre Exhibition (London) Reviews
Description:21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT. (London Bridge/Southwark tube). Open daily: 9am-12pm (May-Sept); 10am-5pm ... more
Shakespeares Globe Theatre Exhibition (London) ... (Oct-April). Closed: Christmas Eve & Day. Tel: +44 (0)20 7902 1500. / At the instigation of Sam Wanamaker, a new Globe theatre was built according to an Elizabethan plan. The structural design was carried out by Buro Happold with Pentagram as the architects. It opened in 1997 under the name "Shakespeare's Globe Theatre" and now stages plays every summer (May to October). Mark Rylance was appointed as the first artistic director of the modern Globe in 1995. After 10 years, Dominic Dromgoole took over in 2006.
Newest Review: ... how theatres of the period worked, I don't think it is any substitute for being able to see inside the real thing - especially if you are not going to see a play (and it can be quite hard to get tickets). I would suggest visitors therefore check the Globe website in advance to find out when plays are being staged to arrange their visit around them (and if in doubt, just make sure you get ... more
Customer Shakespeares Globe Theatre Exhibition (London) Reviews (3)
by - written on 14/06/08 (Very useful, 677 readings)
Shakespeare's Globe stands as a monument to both the eponymous playwright and to the vision of actor Sam Wanamaker, who founded the Globe Trust in 1970. After first visiting London in 1949, he was shocked to find there was no lasting memorial to the bard on such a significant site as Bankside; this was the cradle of English theatre, and where the most famous dramatic poet in the English language worked for many years, and yet nothing but a half-hearted sign remained to mark the location. The most fitting memorial seemed to him to be a faithful reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, the playhouse that Shakespeare wrote many of his greatest works for. Recreating the Globe ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/01/02, updated on 04/01/02 (Very useful, 236 readings)
In September I decided to brave the not so sunny weather and take my sister to the Globe Theatre for her birthday. I have always loved Shakespeare and was quite excited about the whole trip. The theatre is located by the Thames not far from Waterloo station, so is easy to get to. After fighting through the crowds of Americans that always gather around anything to do with Shakespeare, we arrived in the theatre itself. As promised it is a faithful reconstruction of the original which burnt down in 1613, which of course means that if you are in the pit (which is the best place to be as you can see everything, and only costs a fiver!) then you might ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/08/00, updated on 28/08/00 (Somewhat useful, 110 readings)
The original Globe Theatre burned down in 1613, but this stunning re-creation (close to the site of the original), using as many of the original materials and building techniques as possible, is far more than a cheesy tourist attraction. In addition to being able to see the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the Elizabethans would have experienced them (from May to September; in winter in the indoor Inigo Jones Theatre), there’s a first-rate exhibition and an entertaining and informative guided tour of the theatre to enjoy. ... Read the complete review
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