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Globe Theatre


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Globe Theatre, balconies. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright.
Photo © Teresa Plowright.

Nobody knows for sure what the original Globe looked like; but printed panoramas, written accounts, plans for nearby theatres, and references within Shakespeare's plays have all helped piece together a good guess.

Elizabethan theatres were polygonal, not circular; and when a small portion of the original Globe was found and excavated, scholars were able to figure out that it had been a 20-sided building, with a diameter of 100 feet.

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