What was the first play performed at the Globe Theater?


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The first play performed at the Globe Theater was William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar." The construction of the Globe Theater, which was located in London's district of Southwark, was completed in 1599.

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The Globe Theater was mainly built for Shakespeare's acting company, Chamberlain's Men, which was later called the King's Men. Fifty percent of the theater was owned by five members of the Chamberlain's Men: Shakespeare, Thomas Pope, John Heminge, Will Kempe and Augustine Phillips. The other 50 percent was owned by the most famous Shakespearean actor of the Elizabethan Age, Richard Burbage, and his brother and Shakespeare's associate, Cuthbert Burbage. Other famous plays performed at the Globe Theater include "Hamlet," "Othello" and "Macbeth."

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