Rebuilding the Globe Theatre
In the meantime, the American film and theatre impresario Sam Wanamaker (1919-93) built a replica of the Globe Theatre, which despite being neither on an original site nor built to exact architectural specifications, begins to occupy the imagination of modern Bardolaters. The International Shakespeare Globe Centre is built on land adjacent to the Rose, but as the Rose was concreted over, work began on the Globe.
THIS WAS THE MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL … JULIUS CAESAR (III.11.183). THE REPLICA GLOBE OPENED IN 1997, ALTHOUGH NOT WELCOMED BY ALL.
Perhaps predictably, Adrian Noble (director of the Royal Shakespeare Company) said: “The answer is not to go back to Globe playhouses. I think that’s a nonsense … because the world has moved on.”