Pop-up Globe Comes To Melbourne

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A full-scale tem­po­rary work­ing replica of one of the great­est the­atres in his­tory, the sec­ond Globe, is ‘pop­ping-up’ in the newly-chris­tened Shake­speare Gar­dens, ad­ja­cent to the Sid­ney Myer Mu­sic Bowl.

Pop-up Globe is a three-storey, 16-sided, 900-per­son ca­pac­ity theatre which unites cut­ting-edge scaf­fold tech­nol­ogy with a 400-year-old de­sign. No mat­ter where you sit or stand in the theatre you are no more than 15 me­tres from the heart of the ac­tion on stage. The theatre fea­tures all the the­atri­cal trick­ery of the Ja­cobean era, in­clud­ing can­nons, flam­ing ar­rows, hun­dreds of litres of fake blood, hand-forged ar­moury and more than 450 pe­riod cos­tume pieces spe­cially con­structed by the Pop-up Globe in-house wardrobe depart­ment.

The theatre is host­ing five shows in­clud­ing “As You Like It”, “Much Ado About Noth­ing”, “Othello” and “Henry V”. There’s also a spe­cially-com­mis­sioned new show, “Around the Globe in 60 Min­utes!”, which tells the his­tory of the sec­ond Globe Theatre.

The Pop-up Globe. From 21 Septem­ber, The Pop-up Globe, Sid­ney Myer Mu­sic Bowl, Kings Do­main Gar­dens, Lin­lith­gow Av­enue, Melbourne. 1300 136 166. pop­up­globe.com.au

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