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"See the Globe Theatre!" Theatres Tip by J.I.M

Theatres, London: 82 reviews and 87 photos

  Globe Theatre
by J.I.M

The Globe Theatre is where several of William Shakespeare's plays were originally performed. It was originally built around 1598, but burnt down in 1613 after a cannon went off during a performance of a play (a much more violent and action-packed play by the sounds of it!). The new Globe Theatre opened in 1997 and is a remake of the original. Plays are put on during the summer, and during the winter you can go inside for a guided tour.

Directions: On the south bank, not far from the Tate Modern building.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 25, 2005
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