The Elizabethan era saw the birth of modern theatre. Shakespeare’s company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, played a key role in the art form.
Sam Wanamaker’s quest to rebuild Shakespeare’s Globe required stubborn determination, and paid off handsomely in a working theatre with a singular history.
The Globe Theatre rose due to dire necessity, and went on to become the legendary jewel of Shakespearean theatre.
Offended nobility, and a change of name from Oldcastle to Falstaff, could not dim the appeal of Shakespeare’s great comic creation.
With its links to William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, the recently uncovered Rose Theatre has played a key role in theatrical history.