Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Southwark (Micromodels)

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Southwark (Micromodels)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 13
Micromodels Buildings (display)

A miniature card "Micromodels" model of The Globe Theatre (1599-1642), Southwark.

The model is accompanied by an unbuilt pack, marked "SET ARC XIII", price 3/'.

The built model is approximately three inches across.

The original theatre

Strongly associated with William Shakespeare (bap.1564-1616), The original Globe was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's theatre company, and although the original is long gone, in 1970 the film-maker Sam Wanamaker (1919-1993) started a fundraising effort to build a replica of the original Globe on the same site.

The current Globe - a working theatre - was completed in 1997, and is currently the focus for the World Shakespeare Festival, which started on April 23, 2012.

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