Globe Theatre


Trailer for a production of Romeo and Juliet at the restored Globe

On this day in 1997 the reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre was opened.

Well, it’s not exactly a secret, but still…

The conception of all the world as a stage & of the playhouses as a microcosm of the world is indicated in the name, motto & architecture of the “Globe” theatre.  (CW 20, 106)

The motto of the Globe was “Totus mundus agit histrionem” — the whole world is a playhouse.

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