Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank


Text in Performance

The Globe: Introduction

The original Globe Theatre was built in 1599 from the timber of another playhouse called The Theatre. It is likely that Romeo and Juliet, was performed, first in a theatre in Shoreditch called the The Curtain and then as part of the repertory at the Globe Theatre. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is different from most other theatres in this country. This is because it is a faithful reconstruction of an Elizabethan playhouse. Elizabethan audience conditions were very different from our own; therefore, watching a play at the Globe is a unique experience and unlike any that you might expect from going to the theatre or cinema today.


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