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Globe Theatre a theatre in Southwark, London, erected in 1599, where many of Shakespeare's plays were first publicly performed by Richard Burbage and his company. Shakespeare had a share in the theatre and also acted there; it has been suggested that the reference in Prospero's speech in The Tempest to ‘the great globe itself’ may contain a punning allusion to the theatre.The theatre caught fire in 1613 from a discharge of stage gunfire during a play, and was destroyed, although it was rebuilt in 1614 and used until all London theatres were closed on the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642. Its site was rediscovered in 1989 and a reconstruction of the original theatre was opened in 1997.


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