A-Z: General definitions: Globe Theatre


An Elizabethan theatre associated with the playwright William Shakespeare built in London in 1599.  It was destroyed by fire in 1613 and the following year a new theatre was built which then closed in 1642.  In 1997 Shakespeare’s Globe, a modern reconstruction close to the site of the original theatre, was opened.


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 Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre design

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