Recreating A Shakespeare Experience (With Critical Success)

Mark Rylance has made a big success of the Globe Theatre in London. “In the mid-’90s, the whole Globe experience – building and costumes made by 16th-century methods; no scenery, lighting or assisted sound for actors, productions as close as possible to Shakespeare’s directions – smacked, many said, of an Olde England “theatre experience”. But Rylance has proved his critics wrong and pulled off a remarkable success story. Most of the Globe’s productions have met critical acclaim, and it sells an astonishing 90 per cent of its seats during its summer-only season.”