15 of the world’s most spectacular theaters

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

theatreApril 23 is, according to some reports, William Shakespeare’s birthday. In a nod to the Bard’s enduring legacy 450 years on from his birth, as well as the UK’s theatrical history, here are a few stages worth seeing, whether a play’s being performed or not.

Shakespeare’s Globe theater (London)
The original Globe theater was built by Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in 1599, but was destroyed by fire in 1613.

A replica was built in 1997 just meters from the original site, with historical records used for guidance. Though almost identical in appearance to the original, the new 857-seat structure has several modern features, including roof-based sprinklers and a concrete theater pit, as opposed to the straw-strewn one that would have existed in 1599.

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Source: www.cnn.com

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