Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London

Posted by on December 27, 2012

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The Globe Theatre in London was the London theater where William Shakespeare‘s plays took place. The reconstruction can still be visited in the original location near Blackfriars Bridge on the banks of the Thames.

Shakespeare's Statue

Shakespeare’s Statue

The wooden structure of the theater also called “the wooden O” was octagonal and had an open space in the center which served to let in natural light. The theater could hold up to 3000 people. Since the facility was open there was a roof to cover the expensive costumes of the actors in case of rain.

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Shakespeare Globe Theater

The shows started in the daytime and lasted late into the night and sometimes they made ​​use of torches. Due to an accident the Globe with its designs were destroyed by fire and later rebuilt. On the flag that hung over the property was given the motto “Totus mundus agit histrionem” (world states).

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Today you can visit an exhibition of old clothes and props and the whole theater. Times ranging from 5 November to February 3 from Monday to Sunday from 10 to 17 for the Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition from 10.30 to 17. Tickets for both the inputs are £ 13.50 for adults, students, and over 60 pay £ 12.00, children aged 5 to 15 years are charged £ 8.00 and children under 5 years gain free entry.

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Shakespeare Globe Theater

Right next to the theater is the Swan at the Globe bar & restaurant which is well known for its warm and welcome atmosphere. But what makes this restaurant really special is the amazing food and the great view of the river and the Saint Paul’s Cathedral.

Swan at the Globe

Swan at the Globe

Enjoying the great food at Swan at the Globe

Enjoying the great food at Swan at the Globe

Globe Theatre photos:  Stewart Low, Ronnie Lawson, joe5ho, pandacub, simonprice, arborwin, ros.wood.

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