Those ready to stand up for Shakespeare must consider a visit to The Globe, where “groundlings” — or audience members in the yard — can enjoy the performance without benefit of a chair, just as was done 400 years ago. Then, it cost a shilling; today, 5 pounds sterling (roughly $9) is more like it. But what better way to feel part of your surroundings.

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