On 12 June 1997, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip officially opened Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre opened on Bankside.
There had been no Globe Theatre since 1644, when it was torn down during the English Civil War.
|Sketch of the original Globe|
The creation of a new Globe was the dream of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, whose daughter is actress Zoe Wanamaker.
Here is a link to see some pictures of that performance.
We should be very grateful to him and to all of those people who shared his vision of building a new home for Shakespeare on Bankside.
I hope you join me in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre!
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