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ENGLAND GIVES PROTECTION TO THEATER WALLS

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The remains of William Shakespeare's Globe Theater have been designated an ancient monument by the government, guaranteeing them state protection.

The discovery of three chalk and brick foundation walls, part of the back of the historic Globe, was announced Oct. 12 by the British conglomerate, Hanson PLC, which owns the site, and the Museum of London.The Globe saw the first performances of Shakespeare's great tragedies, "Hamlet," "Othello," "King Lear" and "Macbeth."

The theater was built in 1599, rebuilt after a fire 14 years later and destroyed in 1644 by the Puritans, who detested theaters.