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The latest Globe Theatre, opened 1997

The latest Globe Theatre, opened 1997

The project to rebuild Shakespeare’s Globe was initiated by the American actor, director and producer Sam Wanamaker after his first visit to London in 1949. Twenty-one years later he founded what was to become the Shakespeare Globe Trust, dedicated to the reconstruction of the theatre and the creation of an education centre and permanent exhibition. After 23 years spent tirelessly fundraising, advancing research into the appearance of the original Globe and planning the reconstruction with the Trust’s architect Theo Crosby, Sam Wanamaker died in 1993, the site having been secured, the exhibition undercroft structurally complete and a few timber bays of the theatre in place. Three and a half years later the theatre was completed.

Link to the full article, the image and information source: Shakepeare's Globe Trust, London- http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/about-us/history-of-the-globe/rebuilding-the-globe

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