The Shakespeare’s Globe, an Authentic Shakespearean Theatre in London

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: March 21st, 2015

Many consider the Shakespeare’s Globe to be the most prominent theatre in the capital of England, London. The theatre is located in the London Borough of Southwark, on the southern bank of the famous Thames River.

The theatre is a reconstruction of the legendary Globe Theatre. The Globe Theatre was originally built in 1599 and was destroyed by fire fourteen years later in 1613. One year after the fire theatre was rebuilt but sadly three decades later was demolished. The current theatre was founded by noted American actor and director Sam Wanamaker and was opened to the public during the late 1990s. The Shakespeare’s Globe is situated at about 230 meters from the original site of the Globe Theatre. Henry V was the first production that was staged in the theatre.

Before the constructions of the theatre began Sam Wanamaker and the architects carefully researched the documents from the 16th and 17th century in order to recreate the original theatre as closely as possible. They also studied the remains of the nearby Rose Theatre in order to draft the final plans of the Shakespeare’s Globe. The theatre has no spotlights, microphones, speakers and amplification devices.

The plays are staged during the day or the evening via the aid of interior floodlights. The actors and audience can see each other just like it was during the 16th and 17th century. The music is performed live without any technological assistance. Many say that it is the authentic ambiance of the theatre that has made it one of the most visited and reputed entertainment venues in the English capital.

The site on which lies the Shakespeare’s Globe is also the location of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The playhouse is an indoor theatre which was opened in 2014 and which quickly became another well-known London theatre. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is described as a small, candle-lit space which allows its spectators to experience the feeling of an authentic London based Jacobean playhouse.

Globe-TheatreSo if you are planning to move to the English capital via man and van services, make sure that you find time to attend at a play at this amazing theatre once that your move is done. Don’t worry about the price of man and van services as nowadays most moving companies with very cost effective prices which literally anyone could afford. If you are wondering why you should use man and van services, the answer is quite simple! You should use moving services because your relocation will get done more quickly and smoothly.

On the other hand if you are not moving to London you can always attend an authentic 16th and 17th theatrical play at any of the following locations as they also have replicas of the Globe Theatre.

  • Argentine- The Teatro Shakespeare
  • Germany- Neuss a Rhein, Rust, Baden and Schwabish Hall
  • Italy- Globe Theatre
  • Japan- Panasonic Globe Theatre and Meisei University’s Shakespeare Hall
  • United States- Old Globe Theatre, Adams Shakespearean Theatre, Globe of the Great Southwest, Rose Playhouse, and Globe Theatre.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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