William Shakespeare was one of the six
shareholders in the original Globe Theatre built in 1598. The circular, open-air, wooden
public theatre was the venue where many of Shakespeare's plays were first performed.
The theatre was burned down in 1613 after two
cannon were fired during a performance of Henry VIII setting the thatched roof of the
Nearly 400 years later a contemporary replica of
the original Globe Theatre has now been constructed on its original site in London.
Cut nails made by Glasgow Steel Nail Co have been used in the
reconstruction, in particular on the pentice roof covering the stage. Because the nails
can be seen, an authentic hand-made appearance - to represent nails of the period - was