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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition with Optional Afternoon Tea
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour with Thames River Cruise in London
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Owner description: Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.Together, the Globe Theatre Company, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
London England
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“Another on my list!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Again as a Londoner I had never been inside the theatre, although I have picked people up from there a couple of times!
As we had been to the Oxo Tower for lunch and were walking towards London Bridge and had time to spare ,we decided to pop into the Globe and and do the tour. We were very lucky to catch the 2 30pm tour, especially as the tour guide [who I think was called Ruth] was so knowledgable and really brought the tour alive.
Yes, there were carpenters building the stage for the Tempest, but that only added to the enjoyment, imagining that many centuries ago Elizabethan carpenters would also have built the stage for The Tempest, albeit without electric drills and saws!!
We enjoyed the exhibition before the tour and would have liked to have spent more time there. A really enjoyable hour or so. I even want to go and see a Shakespeare play there now!
Well worth a visit, but do have more than an hour to spend there.

Visited April 2013
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Grafton, Australia
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“shakespeare alive”
Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

try to do the tour during a rehearsal as comes alive. tour has some interest and history. exhibition well laid out with audio guide to enhance

Visited April 2013
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Geneva, Illinois
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you are visiting London, this is one of those places that you just must see. The Globe Theatre and museum is the best guess at what Shakespeare's Globe may have looked like 400 + years ago. While it is not the original building, it does have a story to tell and the tours guides their do an awesome job sharing the history of theatre in England during Shakespeare's time. Our guide, Kristin, was very enthusiastic (despite the cold) and informative about the theatre and the plays that Shakespeare wrote. If you get Kristin, you must ask for her to share her Monty Python joke after the tour.

If it is warmer out, they do have plays that perform on the stage. If you wish to be a "groundling," it will only cost 5 pound sterling. What a deal, if you don't mind standing for that long.

Visited March 2013
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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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“Once more unto the breech...”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

can't wait to go again. Went to several productions of the Bard's plays in various languages as part of the anniversary season last year. Always an amazing and authentic experience. The exhibition tour is well worth doing too- really fascinating history of the development of the theatre. I just wish governments were as generous these days- when you destroy a culture you destroy a nation!

Visited September 2012
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Lombard, IL
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“Great location on the Thames with great history”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

My wife and I came here for a show and really enjoyed the experience. Open air theatre right on the Thames and could imagine people doing this a hundred years ago. We walked along the Thames and visited museums on the way over here along with some good restaurants, etc. Cost for the show was very reasonable and we highly recommend this.

Visited August 2012
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