This week I was lucky enough to attend a showing of Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare's Globe in London. This was an amazing chance to see some of the best Shakespearean actors in the world in an extremely cool location. Despite living in London for a year, I hadn't managed to make it to the Globe, despite hearing about the excellent tours the Globe offers.
When I first moved here, I thought the Globe was original back to Shakespeare's time, but soon learned that it's actually a reproduction. Last year I read an excellent book called Shakespeare written by Bill Bryson, which had some interesting stuff to say about the Globe reproduction. One of the most interesting points of the book is how little we actually know about Shakespeare - we don't even know how he spelled or pronounced his own name (there are only a few known instances of his signature, and he spells his name differently in each one...), or even what he looked like.