Globe Theatre built in London (2449 words)

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An impression of the first Globe Theatre.
This is an enlarged and coloured detail from J. C. Visscher’s engraved panorama of London (1616). Despite the picture’s clarity, scholars doubt Visscher’s accuracy in terms of proportions, angles, and the small number of sides to the exterior polygon wall. It was printed three years after the first Globe burned down.

The Globe Theatre was completed in 1599 in Southwark on the south bank of the River Thames as a replacement for an earlier arena called “The Theatre”, which had been built in Shoreditch outside the city walls by James Burbage in …

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Richmond, Hugh Macrae. "Globe Theatre built in London". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 May 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=476, accessed 22 August 2017.]


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