On 14th April 2010
Thurrock Local History Society visited the Globe Theatre
on the South Bank. Members gathered in the foyer of the
New Globe where they were met by their guide,
appropriately a former thespian.
The New Globe was the brainchild of American actor Sam
Wanamaker who had been forced out of the U.S.A. and came
to live in London. Sam had a dream to build an exact
replica of the Globe as close to the site of the original
as possible. The site of the original Globe was just
round the corner under what is now Anchor Terrace,
Southwark Bridge Road. The original was built circa 1600
and paid for by Richard and Cuthbert Burbage and five
actors who all bought shares In the new theatre company.
William Shakespeare had a £10 share.