Item #P5356 The Globe Playhouse 1599-1613 A Conjectural Reconstruction by C.Walter Hodges. C Walter Hodges.
C.Walter Hodges

The Globe Playhouse 1599-1613 A Conjectural Reconstruction by C.Walter Hodges

London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1958. Notes: The current Globe Theatre in London is the third Globe. The first opened in 1599 and was built by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the company that William Shakespeare wrote for and part-owned.
It is believed that the first play Shakespeare wrote for the original Globe was Julius Caesar in spring 1599. Later that year he also wrote As You Like It and made a start on Hamlet. Over the next fourteen years Shakespeare wrote some of his greatest plays, including Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. Other playwrights wrote for the Globe during this time, including Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton and John Fletcher.
In 1613, during a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII (co-written with Fletcher), a mis-fired prop canon caused the thatch roof to catch fire. The entire theatre burnt down within two hours.

, Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 566x768 (mm), 22.28x30.24 (Inches), Coloring: Printed in Color, Medium: Offset Lithograph, Categories: Performing Arts; Architectural General;. Very Good. Item #P5356

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