Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance
Critical and selective contextualization of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Shakespeare’s ‘New Globe Theatre’ is an admired and captivating assemblage of architectural, theatrical and academic aspiration built on the bank of the River Thames, only a few hundred yards from the site of the original Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Being the topic of many a scholarly debate it calls in to question issues such as authenticity, multiculturalism, theatrical experimentation and cultural dynamics. Described by Catherine Silverstone (2005, 31) as a ‘living’ theatre of emotional embodiment, the Globe seeks to educate and entertain.