Southwark – Shakespeare

There are not many sites associated with William Shakespeare to be seen in Southwark, even though he lived there from 1587 to 1613. At this period he wrote many of his famous plays including Hamlet, Macbeth and the Tempest. Macbeth had its first recorded performance in 1606 at the Globe Theatre.

The current reconstructed Globe Theatre was opened in 1997, close to the site of the original theatre.

Globe Theatre London

 

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