Happy Birthday Sam Wanamaker!
He was a very well know American actor and director (and father to the famous actress Zoe Wanamaker) who first visited London in 1949, and immediately looked for the location of Shakespeare’s Globe.
Once construction of the theatre began in 1993, it seems to have been made very quickly. In the same year, the first performances were played on a temporary stage.
|Digital image of new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse|
They are already selling tickets for the very first shows, beginning with The Tempest (which begins on Shakespeare’s birthday 23 April 2014) followed by A Midsummer Night’s Dream (from 24 May) and Macbeth (from 22 June).
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