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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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JudyG3131 wrote a review Nov 3
23 contributions8 helpful votes
I had a tour of the Globe and learned so much about life in Medieval England. The theatre is open to the elements and when it rains, those standing at the front, the Groundlings, get wet. The tour was full of interest and we were allowed up on the stage to see the theatre from the perspective of the actors. We had a glimpse of the rear of the stage at the wings as well as the the boxes at the sides near the stage. An entertaining tour, full of interest and history. The theatre is a reproduction though, twenty three years old, so do not expect to see anything old, except the two magnificent oak pillars on stage which are over 400 years old made of oak trees which were growing during Shakespeare's lifetime.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Malgorzata wrote a review Oct 2020
8,270 contributions528 helpful votes
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Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theater that saw the light thanks to the determination of the American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. It faithfully recreates the original theater, built a few hundred meters away, for the first time in 1599 and destroyed by a fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614 and finally demolished thirty years later. A wonderful place for theater lovers. You can visit it with a guide or take part in one of the many programs offered. I definitely recommend a guided tour. A point worth visiting and listening to the history of Shakespeare and his time.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Zara B wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom171 contributions21 helpful votes
The guide was passionate and knowledgeable made it very interesting for of us, thank u! He made it easy to understand & gave us great insight, it was fun.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jo S wrote a review Oct 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom83 contributions30 helpful votes
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In a COVID affected London we arrived for our 10am tour of the Globe to find we were the only ones booked in...essentially a private tour. I can’t express how much we enjoyed the hour we spent in the company of our guide Mark Rowland. The Globe itself is an amazing, charismatic, thought provoking, living breathing historical creature...Mark is the same!! 🤣🤣 He brought Shakespeare’s England to life for us with his knowledge and insight and enthusiasm for the place and the era. He made us think differently about how the plays were created & performed & contrasted this with how we view them today. Mark has singlehandedly given us both a fresh enthusiasm for London, history, literature & theatre. I can’t guarantee you will be as lucky as we were to have Mark as your guide but other reviews suggest other guides are equally excellent. The Globe is a building with a heart that pulls you in and challenges your perceptions....it’s a wonderful experience and we cannot wait for COVID to pass so we can experience the magic of a show there. Thankyou Mark...you made our day in a magical setting.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sally62 wrote a review Sep 2020
Northampton, United Kingdom4,551 contributions350 helpful votes
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It was a last-minute decision to take a guided tour of the theatre but it turned out to be a highlight of the weekend. We were taken around the theatre by one of the actors and she really brought the theatre to life with her explanations about its use now and the history of theatre from Shakespeare's days. It wasn't at all serious but very informative and lasted about 50 minutes. It definitely made us all want to return to see a performance another day. Would highly recommend for all ages.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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