The first two plays are, of course, by Shakespeare. The Golden Ass, written specifically for Shakespeare's Globe, is Peter Oswald's adaptation of Apuleius' Roman tale, and is, in part, the inspiration for A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The Globe, a recreation of the Bard's famous home base, is located on the south bank of the Thames River near the site of the original Globe, which first burned down and was then demolished some three and a half centuries ago. Part theatre, part museum, has been an unbridled success since opening several years ago. As the theatre is in the open air, plays are presented only in the warm months.
Tickets for these shows will be available from Feb. 13, 2002. Box office: 020 7401 9919.