London Theatre. From The Globe Theatre to The Shakespeare’s Globe. A great tribute to William Shakespeare, the father of the English theatre and one of the best authors of all times.
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” William Shakespeare.
The Globe Theatre in London was built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, on land owned by Thomas Brend. However, it was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613. Then and one year later, a second Globe Theatre was built on the same place. It closed in 1642.
Of course, Shakespeare and his legend cannot be without a theatre in London. A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named “Shakespeare’s Globe”, opened in 1997.
Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre founded by the actor and director Sam Wanamaker and built about 230 metres (750 ft) from the location of the original theatre.
It opened to the public in 1997, with a production of Henry V.
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” William Shakespeare.