Each summer since 1997 Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside has offered a season of plays. More than one play each season has been by Shakespeare, but there are many by the Bard's contemporaries and also new plays commissioned by the theatre.
I have attended at least one play each year, and usually several. I've only missed a few Shakespeare productions most of those due to illness. I've written reviews of most of those that I've seen.
I've created a page for each season and as 2017 is the twenty-first season the list of all the productions is quite long. I've split the list into four. Below is a list of lists of the seasons each of which contains links to each year and also to individual productions.
1997 - 2001 Rylance part 1
2002 - 2005 Rylance part 2
2006 - 2010 Dromgoole part 1
2011 - 2015 Dromgoole part 2
|2017 Summer of Love|
In 1598 Shakespeare's acting company carried the timbers from the dismantled Theatre across the Thames to Bankside. There they used the timbers as the frame of their new playhouse they called the Globe. In 1613 it burnt down but they again rebuilt it. For more details click on the link.
What we believe the original Globe looked like
In 1989 the Museum of London excavated a small section of the Globe's foundations. Here's what they found.
The Globe's great rival playhouse, its star Edward Alleyn and owner Philip Henslowe
The American actor Sam Wanamaker worked hard for decades to make the new Globe a reality, but he didn't live to see it built. Here's the story of how the new Shakespeare's Globe came to be built on London's Bankside in the 1990's
A list of links to details and my reviews of every season since 1997 at Shakespeare's Globe
My list of recommended books about the Globe, the Rose and other playhouses of the time may be found in the Globe Playhouse section of the Well Furlong Book Shop . If you so wish, you may go on to buy many of the volumes in our Book Shop directly from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.
The official Shakespeare's Globe site