The Globe Theatre
Four hundred years ago, on June 29, 1613, London’s Globe Theatre burned down. The theater was built by William Shakespeare’s acting company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
One of our favorite depictions of the Globe Theatre is Gregory Rogers’ award-winning picture book, The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard (2004). In it, a young boy time-travels to the Globe Theater, where he interrupts one of Shakespeare’s plays, frees a performing bear, breaks out of the Tower of London, and meets Queen Elizabeth I. You can find it in our Juvenile Special Collection along with many other award winners and books by Utah authors and illustrators.