Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Tour
Types of venues , Attractions , Theatre
Until Wed Jul 25 2012
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Time Out says
Mon May 28 2012
The Globe Exhibition is a permanent exhibition about the history of the Bankside site on which the Elizabethan Globe Theatre has been rebuilt using 400-year-old materials and techniques, plus elegantly displayed costumes from early productions in the new theatre and a major exhibition devoted to Shakespeare.
Filmed video interviews are supplemented with touchscreen exhibits explaining Elizabethan special effects; visitors can also edit a page of 'Hamlet' to their own specifications and print the result. The tone of the exhibition is simple enough for the Shakespeare novice but peppered with nuggets to surprise the best informed student.
The visit includes a guided tour of the theatre unless access is restricted because a matinee performances or special event is taking place, in which case admission includes a visit to the nearby archaeological site of the Rose, Bankside's first playhouse.