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Globe Theater definition


The theater in London where many of the great plays of William Shakespeare were first performed. Shakespeare himself acted at the Globe. It burned and was rebuilt shortly before Shakespeare's death and was finally pulled down in the middle of the seventeenth century.

Note: In the late twentieth century a reconstruction of the theater was built near its original site.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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