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This Wooden 'O': Shakespeare's Globe Reborn - Barry Day

When Sam Wanamaker visited London and searched for Shakespeare's Globe on the south bank, he was amazed that it wasn't there. Day's book is the story of his struggle to remedy this glaring absence. He mines, in his superbly researched and engaging account, rich seams of Elizabethan and modern history. He views his subject through many perspectives such as those of architects, academics and actors to create a fascinating multifaceted narrative. I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in Shakespeare and in drama more generally - it's full of learning and a great yarn.