The Globe was built in 1599, however was destroyed by fire in 1613. Today’s modern reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe opened in 1997, just 230m away from the original site. The rebuild was initiate by American actor, director and producer Sam Wanamaker.
My sister had never been to the Globe before so was very excited to explore the venue.
We checked out the paving stones - engraved with the name of donators to the reconstruction project.
And collected our cushions (worthwhile renting these as the seats are all hard wooden benches) before heading inside to watch ‘Anthony & Cleopatra’ - a tragedy with some romance and comedy mixed in.
The theatre was painstakingly reconstructed to keep with 16th century style - oak beams and white lime wash walls.
We settled down in our seats