Globe Theater

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre, London playhouse, built in 1598, where most of Shakespeare's plays were first presented. It burned in 1613, was rebuilt in 1614, and was destroyed by the Puritans in 1644. A working replica opened in 1997.

See J. C. Adams, The Globe Playhouse (1945); J. Orrell, The Quest for Shakespeare's Globe (1983).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2013, The Columbia University Press.

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Globe Playhouse: Its Design and Equipment
John Cranford Adams.
Barnes & Noble, 1961 (2nd edition)
Shakespeare at the Globe, 1599-1609
Bernard Beckerman.
Macmillan, 1962
FREE! Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration
Joseph Quincy Adams.
Houghton Mifflin, 1917
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XII "The Globe"
A Life of William Shakespeare
Joseph Quincy Adams.
Houghton Mifflin, 1923
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XIV "The Erection of New Playhouses: The Globe"
Lighting the Shakespearean Stage, 1567-1642
R. B. Graves.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 10 "Illuminating the Scene: The Duchess of Malfi at the Globe and Blackfriars"
Two Playhouses, Both Alike in Dignity
Knutson, Roslyn L.
Shakespeare Studies, Annual 2002
Shakespeare, the Globe & the World
S. Schoenbaum.
Oxford University Press, 1979
The Globe and Henry V as Business Document
Aaron, Melissa D.
Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 40, No. 2, Spring 2000
FREE! Shakespeare's Theater
Ashley H. Thorndike.
Macmillan, 1916
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of the Globe theater
Archaeology Update: Four Playhouses and the Bear Garden
Blatherwick, Simon.
Shakespeare Studies, Annual 2002
Shakespearean Stage Production: Then & Now: A Manual for the Scholar-Player
Cécile De Banke.
McGraw-Hill, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of the Globe theater
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