Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
If you watch the film "Shakespeare in Love," it gives you chills to see the Globe Theater. It suddenly hits you that Shakespeare's plays were written to be performed in his own time and that the great author played some of the roles himself.Recommended for:
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2
Saw an absolutely fantastic production of The Tempest here. It was definitely Shakespeare done right. No fancy-schmancy special effects (the sinking ship was a model ship that they passed throughout the crowd and made storm noises with a drum and a saw), but it was so real and very moving at times. Very happy I paid for a seat and cushion as I wasn't exhausted after 3 hours, but rather energized.
Great location, quality productions and a fantastic chance to see both well-known and up-and-coming actors sharing the same stage.Recommended for:
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7
With 5 pound standing rooms tickets at every show, there's no reason not to check out the often innovative stagings of Shakespeare's work at the Globe. I saw a memorable Midsummer Night's Dream with a general 1920s aesthetic, featuring Puck as a sexy jazz baby in a leotard. Fun!Recommended for:
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofHistory BuffsSpiritual SeekersArt & Design Lovers
Makes the plays come alive like no other theatre. Demonstrates the importance of the communal aspect of the experience. It's far less pretentious and stifling than most theatres.Recommended for:
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
If you are in London when the Globe is offering plays (from May to late September) do not pass up the opportunity to attend. Nothing beats watching Shakespeare performed by actors who know what they are doing. And the authentic setting makes the experience memorable.Recommended for:
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofHistory Buffs
Everyone should see a play here at least once, just for the unique experience. Although, if you'll be standing in the middle like I did, maybe make sure you won't be seeing Shakespeare's second longest play (Coriolanus)! Terrific atmosphere and performance, though.Recommended for:
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6
The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse, first built in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays.
Each year the theatre season runs from April to October with productions of work by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as modern writers. Each year over 350,000 members of the audience experience the 'wooden O' sitting in a gallery or standing as a groundling in the yard, just as they would have done 400 years ago.Recommended for:
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9
The best Shakespearean performances in the world. We saw Troilus and Cressida, considered by many to be one of the "failed" plays. But if that was what this company can do with one of the less successful Bard plays, we tremble to think how well done "Hamlet" would be here.Recommended for:
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesHistory Buffs
What a lovely place to go in summer. Enjoy the great play, but remember even in summer it is a little bit cold, after all you are in the shade and not moving. Perhaps a nice blanket will keep the chill away.
- Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersWellness+ 4
A beautiful reconstruction of William Shakespeare’s original theater built in the late 20th century by the River Thames. This playhouse is dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and includes remarkable performances. The setting is certainly picturesque and noteworthy.