"Old Globe Theatre"
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- "The Old Globe Theatre" Dept. 56 Item #58501. Introduced 1997 and produced only for the production year 1998. Mint condition piece in original box & sleeve. This set of 4 includes the theatre, 2 trumpter figures and the sign. This theatre was built circular with the stage on one side. The more expensive seats are on different levels around the perimeter but the cheap seats are standing only area on the ground in the center. Many shows were designed to move down off the stage into the crowd of spectators thus involving them in the live theatre. Many of Shakespeare's plays were performed here. It is made with a timber beam decorative design so popular in Europe. The Globe Theatre, located along the Thames River across from the Tower of London in London, was burned down in 1644 and was rebuilt in 1996 near the original site. Size: 10.25" x 5" x 7.5"
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