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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

We finally visited and toured the Globe Theatre. It was originally built in 1599, but burned down in 1613, rebuilt the next year, closed in 1642 by the Puritans, then eventually torn down. Theatre was considered a sketchy/dodgy event, so the Puritans didn’t approve of it back then. However, the general public enjoyed it and attending the Globe was meant to be an affordable event, so it only cost 1 penny to stand and see a play. With that in mind, it now only costs £5 to stand and watch a play. This is much cheaper than all the theatres in the West End.

The new Globe Theatre was opened in 1997 and was built using the same tools and techniques as would have been used in 1613. The all-wood frame, floors, and benches give a neat feel to the place. I suppose we should go see a play at the theatre now to fully appreciate it.

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