Shakespeare: Original Globe Theatre Essay

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Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames that was destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644. The modern reconstruction is an academic approximation based on available evidence of the 1599 and 1614 buildings

The original Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by the playing company Lord Chamberlain's Men, to which Shakespeare belonged, and was destroyed by fire on 26 July 1611. The fire was caused by an accident with a cannon during a production of Henry VIII.

Friday 16th November 1606
Dear Diary

Today I went to the Globe theatre for the first time. The journey there was very entertaining and pictureous, instead of going by ferry -as many people usually do- I decided to save my money and do a bit of exercise by walking instead across the London Bridge. The streets outside the Globe, were full of people, some were pushing to get through, others were shouting and quite a few were begging. As I finally walked up the hill, I caught sight of ‘the building’ and I knew at once it was the globe Theatre, it was the gorgeous narrow castle on the left. It was the most out-standing building of all of them and it had a reddish flag at the very top which meant there was a performance on that day. The building was like a sky-scraper and its colour was just so different from the dull and dark other buildings. The building had a very circular shape. From the inside, the…