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The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre was a London Theatre which was built in the year 1599 The English actor Richard Burbage in partnership with William Shakespeare the renowned poet and playwright built the theatre William Shakespeare was born in 1564 In 1588 he left the town of Wickshire and went to London Here in London he met the brothers Richard and Cuthbert Burbage These men were also actors or players at the time The land that was used for building the Globe Theatre upon was previously used for a playhouse called The Theatre This theatre closed and the idea to build the Globe in its place was now to become a reality In 1616 William Shakespeare dies having retired to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1613 When he died he left a ring to Richard Burbage as a token of their friendship The reopened theatre stayed open for nearly thirty years before it was closed by the Puritans in 1642 All playhouses in London were closed down at the time In 1644 the theatre was pulled down to build tenements and its foundations were buried Before all the theatres were closed there were many places in London to see a play The playhouses also located on Bankside were the Rose the Hope the Swan and many other amphitheaters The Globe Theatre was left undisturbed until 1949 when a man named Sam Wanamaker came to London to look for evidence of the Globe Wanamaker was born in 1919 and died in 1993 in London The only evidence he found of the Globe was a plaque on a brewery wall In 1969 Wanamaker meets Theo Crosby who later was the architect of the new Globe A year later Wanamaker founded the Globe Playhouse Trust with the main goals of the rebuilding of the Globe This Trust raised funds to support the construction of a new Globe Theatre The Southwark Council offers
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