Friday, 25 July 2014

Visit Shakespeare's Globe.

Lego Museums visited the Globe's exhibit within the reconstruction of the 1997 on 25th July 2014. The project was brought together by one man Sam Wanamaker. He believed in bringing the famous playwrights world, William Shakespeare, to life on stage. As Shakespeare said himself in As You Like It: 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages..." Act 2 Scene 7.

William Rowley you got the lines all wrong. It's "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him".

Sam has really brought the Elizabethan theatre to life with this such iconic scene of the Tudor past. Everything about the place gives the visitor or audience a time machine to the 16th and 17th century theatre. 

As for the exhibit that they have on the same site as the theatre itself; it is a small but lively exhibit showing the life of Tudor England, the history of both the Globe and Shakespeare, as well as talking of the history of English acting and theatre. Along side this historic side of things you look at the painstaking work that went into researching and constructing the Globe that everyone knows and loves today. You have a choice to look around the exhibit on your own or have a tour of what you can see as well as within the Globe itself.

Lego Shakespeare meets the man who brought his Globe back to life, Sam Wanamaker.
The Globe uses its history to agian school audiences by teaching them about Shakespearean acting as well as fashion and history with their number of workshops they have to offer the interest young people in drama, history and of course Shakespeare. As we all know learning about him and his plays were not always a highlight of school if you are just reading his plays. So what the Globe is doing is making it interesting to those who may not like history or old literature. 

This is a great place to go if you're a fan of Shakespeare, Tudors and Elizabethan theatre then is worth a go and see of the exhibit and the theatre to see a play. 

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