All The Globe's A Theatre: OR Bad Shakespeare Puns

One fine Sunday afternoon, Molly, Jenna, and I walked across the Millenium Bridge, to the wondrous Globe theatre! 

Okay, so this is already one of my favourite places in the world. We went as a group to see The Taming Of The Shrew with Samantha Spiro as Kate and Simon Paisley Day as Petruchio. The entire experience was life changing. 

But I'm not supposed to talk about group activities. Moving right along.

We went to the exhibition and tour. Upstairs is a museum explaining the history of the area, the reconstruction of the Globe, costume reproductions, and artefacts from 15th century. 

Shakespeare's will

A Queen Elizabeth costume

Downstairs, costume and stage fighting demonstrations were given. After we explored the exhibition, we were led up to the theatre by Stephanie, our guide. She told us about the Globe's part in the 2012 Olympics, various famous persons that bought concrete step in the courtyard, and a short overview of the history of the building of the Globe that now stands.

There was also a four-year-old little boy who was 100% jazzed about Shakespeare. He answered all the questions and even recited a few speeches. Stephanie thought he was a little girl for some reason. Speaking of Stephanie: She was telling us about different shows and movies that have shot the Globe or used it as reference, and while it only used the theatre as reference and built a replica in a studio, the director of Shakespeare in Love invited some of the Globe employees to work as extras in the film. Apparently, Stephanie can be seen dressed as a fishmonger's wife.

We were given a great tour of the Globe and learned a lot.

So, basically, if you ever get the opportunity to come to the Globe, you need to go to there. It is one of the coolest places in the world.

---Victoria Hargrove