The Great Globe Itself

Dreams become reality when one man's magical experience, while performing on a replica stage of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre during Cleveland’s 1936 Great Lakes Exposition, inspires him to rebuild the original playhouse on the River Thames. From London to the shores of Lake Erie and back again, what's past is truly prologue in an inspiring tale of three Globe Theatres that are forever united by history.
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The Great Globe Itself

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  • Claudia Haas:
    11 Apr. 2018
    This is an intricate and beautiful melding of history, theatre, it's people and the Great Globe Itself. Past meets present and there will be a future. Three time periods are carefully delineated and each have their own energy and reason to be. The characters drift in and out of time (not unlike Doctor Who - who is cleverly inserted into the play). Hansen pays homage to the early greats but is not afraid to satirize with sly dialogue adding to the fun. The choices of the Bard's plays sing and highlight the conflict in the scenes. A must read.

Production History

  • Professional
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    Great Lakes Theater
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    2015