International Shakespeare Globe Centre

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The name given to the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre and its associated activities at Bankside, London. The reconstruction is a remarkable achievement based on pictorial evidence, clues provided by play texts, archaeological research, and knowledge of Elizabethan building techniques. Despite this research, there is no consensus on the exact dimensions of the original theatre and stage. The Globe became a producing theatre in 1996 under the artistic directorship of Mark Rylance who appeared in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The first full season in 1997 provided a combination of plays both by Shakespeare and other contemporary dramatists, including Henry V, The Winter's Tale, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, and The Maid's Tragedy. The ISGC also has an education department providing a variety of lectures, tours, and workshops for students.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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