The Globe Theater is said to be the most important structure in Shakespeare’s dramatic career. The Chamberlain Company built the Theater in 1699. The Theater was located on the Southern shore of the Thames River in London. Shakespeare, being a member of the Chamberlain Company, became a shareholder in the Theater. Along with Shakespeare, James Burbage, his two sons, and five members of the troupe owned the Globe (Zenger). This group of men was called Lord Chamberlains Men after a patron of the acting company. In May of 1603, King James I came to see their plays and the troupe then changed their name to The King’s Men (Unknown). These people and groups became a living part of the Globe Theater.
The Globe was the most important structure to Shakespeare’s drama because most of his plays were to be performed on the stage of the Globe. Those plays written by Shakespeare include: Hamlet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Othello, Julius Caesar (Unknown). These plays that had a huge effect on our literature, had an even larger effect on the people of London. Plays were important to the residents of London because they were an efficient way of getting a message to many people and entertain them at the same time (
Wanamaker invited architects to a meeting and they discussed the Globe in 1969. The replacement was completed in 1614 using the same basic design as the previous version. Finally, the dreams of many people were fulfilled and a similar replica was completed. Since the original Globe Theater was constructed in 1599, numerous plays and exhibits were performed. The playhouses commonly drew thousands, who saw a supposedly fictitious play often with a political undertone. The Theater only took two hours to burn completely down, except for the foundation. In this year the Puritans closed down all theaters and other place that would supply entertainment to the people (Unknown). This discontent led a new project that was to be undertaken. Short after the reconstruction of the Globe, Shakespeare passed away. Without the Globe, who knows where Shakespeare"tms plays would have been performed, if anywhere at all. The most accurate illustrations were made in 1647 as viewed from Southwark Cathedral and they were called "Long View London. After the finishing touches were applied the Globe complex opened in August of 1994. This was assumed to be the general location of the Globe. This tragic event was expected to lead to the demise of The Kings Men, but this consequently worked in the favor of them. An architect named Theo Crosby attended and later became the head architect.