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William Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

A crowd of twentieth century “groundlings” stands in the open yard of the new Globe Theatre in Bankside, London. We’ve paid five pounds approximately $8.50 to see a performance of The Life of Henry the Fift (Henry V.) In the early 1600s, at the first Globe Theatre Shakespeare’s “Wooden O,” groundlings (commoners) paid one English penny.