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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.

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