"Shakespeare's Globe Theatre" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by rexvaughan
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As near as they can determine, this is an accurate representation of the original Globe Theatre (though not on the same site). It is a beautiful open air theatre which seeks to combine the actors, the audience and the architecture into the performance. It is half-timbered and thatched - the first thatched roof in London since the great fire in 1666. The thatching is fire-proofed and has to be retreated every 5 years. From May to September there are live performances of Shakespeare's plays here. Other times the theater is open for tours and has probably the largest collection of Shakespeare's "stuff" anywhere. It is almost directly across the Thames from St. Paul's Cathedral and just west of Southwark Bridge. Tube: London Bridge then about a 10 minute walk.
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