Shakespeare's Globe

Mike's Views, Reviews & Previews

1997 to 2001

Season List


The Merchant of Venice

As You Like It

Otra Tempestad


Julius Caesar

The Comedy of Errors

Antony and Cleopatra

Augustine's Oak by Peter Oswald


The Tempest


Two Noble Kinsmen

The Antipodes by Richard Brome


King Lear



Other Season Lists

1997 - 2001  Rylance part 1

2002 - 2005  Rylance part 2

2006 - 2010  Dromgoole part 1

2011 - 2015  Dromgoole part 2

2016 onwards  Emma Rice so far



Original Globe

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

New Globe

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

Recommended Books

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 or