08.07.2011 - 08.07.2011 63 °F
Today began with a trip to Bankside where we toured London's Globe Theater. Our tour guide was an actor himself, so he was very entertaining to listen to. He shared many facts about the history of the globe, the actors, and the audience. Though the Globe Theater that stands now was rebuilt in 1997 by an American named Sam Wannamaker, it is made to replicate the original which burned down many years ago. It was a very interesting and informative experience.
Later this evening, we journeyed back to the theater to watch Anne Boleyn. Though this play is not a Shakespearian play, it still allowed us to experience what it was like to view a play in the theater. The actors in the play were extremely talented and hilarious to watch. This has now become our favorite play. Not only was it informative, but it caused you to think. Author Howard Brenton took a tragic story and turned it into a comedy without losing the authenticity and thought provoking characteristics of the original story/history.
There were no huge mix-ups or running around today. Which we are both very thankful for, as we are becoming extremely warn out. Tomorrow is our last day, and we have mixed feelings.