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Shakespeare's Globe theatre to build indoor venue

Published on Nov 28, 2012 7:45 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London unveiled plans on Tuesday for a neighbouring indoor venue which will stage candlelit plays.

Developers hope the 340-seat theatre will be the world's most complete recreation of an indoor Jacobean theatre and aim to stage the first public performances in January 2014.

Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole called the theatre, to be built next to the current open-air venue, "a leap into the unknown".

The theatre will be named after United States film director Sam Wanamaker, the man most responsible for recreating the existing arena.

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