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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Travel London
Written by: iMinds
Narrated by: Abbey Holmes
Length: 8 mins

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William Shakespeare was one of a group of actors who founded the Globe Theatre in London in 1599. Theatre was a popular form of entertainment, and the city would flock to the Globe Theatre to witness the debut of many of Shakespeare's plays. A popular destination, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a modern reconstruction of the original, which burned down in 1613. This iMinds title is a thorough recount of the Globe's history, and Elouise Rothwell's inquisitive style helps illuminate on details from the theatre's architecture to the modern amenities that await Shakespeare-loving tourists.

Publisher's Summary

Learn about the history of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London with iMinds Travel's insightful audio knowledge series. The roar of the crowd. The laughter from the stalls. The gentle breeze of a summer’s day. All of this and more encompasses you as you watch a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The theatre is situated on the South bank of the Thames River in London.

The Globe Theatre that visitors flock to today is actually a replica of the original. The first incarnation was founded in 1599 by a group of thespians, one of whom was William Shakespeare.

iMinds will tell you the story behind the place with its innovative travel series, transporting the armchair traveler or getting you in the mood for discover on route to your destination. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

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