Shakespeare's Globe

Mike's Views, Reviews & Previews

2011 to 2015

Season List

  2011  The Play's The Thing

The Bible


All's Well That Ends Well

As You Like It

Much Ado About Nothing

Doctor Faustus  by Christopher Marlowe

Anne Boleyn  by Howard Brenton

The Globe Mysteries

The God of Soho  by Chris Hannan

  2012  The Play's The Thing

Henry V

Richard III

Twelfth Night

The Taming of the Shrew

  2013  Season of Plenty

The Tempest

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Gabriel by Samuel Adamson

Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale

  2014  Arms & the Man

Titus Andronicus

Antony and Cleopatra

Julius Caesar

Holy Warriors by David Eldridge

The Comedy of Errors

  2015  Justice & Mercy

The Merchant of Venice

As You Like It

King John

Measure for Measure

Richard II

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