Shakespeare's Globe may be rebuilt

Rob Hastings
Monday 27 December 2010 01:00

A replica Jacobean theatre at Shakespeare's Globe may have to be rebuilt after its design was discovered to date from 50 years after Shakespeare died.

The indoor theatre, which was built in 1997 together with the outdoor playhouse, was based on two drawings that experts had believed were the work of the 17th-century architect Inigo Jones.

But an architectural historian with English Heritage has found that they were in fact drafted in the mid-1660s by another architect, and are more complex than those of Shakespeare's time. Plans for the potential construction work are expected to be revealed next month.

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