The new Globe

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Now, 200 yards from its original site, after almost 400 years, the Globe Theatre has been opened to the public again: the rebuilt playhouse was officially inaugurated by Her Majesty the Queen on Thursday 12 June 1997. Its Opening Season was from 29 May to 21 September 1997, and every summer it now offers performances of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

The reconstruction

After the Globe was closed by the Puritans in 1642, its form  became an enigma.  There have been many attempts at reconstructing the Globe, but it took centuries before the New Globe was finished: