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© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Globe Theater: Selected full-text books and articles

The Globe Playhouse: Its Design and Equipment By John Cranford Adams Barnes & Noble, 1961 (2nd edition)
Shakespeare at the Globe, 1599-1609 By Bernard Beckerman Macmillan, 1962
The Jacobean and Caroline Stage By Gerald Eades Bentley Clarendon Press, vol.6, 1941
Librarian’s tip: "The Second Globe" begins on p. 178
Shakespeare's Theatre and the Dramatic Tradition By Louis B. Wright Folger Shakespeare Library, 1958
A Life of William Shakespeare By Joseph Quincy Adams Houghton Mifflin, 1923
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XIV "The Erection of New Playhouses: The Globe"
Lighting the Shakespearean Stage, 1567-1642 By 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 By Knutson, Roslyn L Shakespeare Studies, Annual 2002
Shakespeare, the Globe & the World By S. Schoenbaum Oxford University Press, 1979
FREE! Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration By Joseph Quincy Adams Houghton Mifflin, 1917
Librarian’s tip: Chap. XII "The Globe"
Archaeology Update: Four Playhouses and the Bear Garden By Blatherwick, Simon Shakespeare Studies, Annual 2002
Shakespearean Stage Production: Then & Now: A Manual for the Scholar-Player By Cécile De Banke McGraw-Hill, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of the Globe theater
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