The words, to visit or not to visit the Globe Theatre, should never be uttered. If you are in London, the Globe Theater is a required destination. Steeped in history and language, the Globe held the first performances of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. One popular misconception about The Globe Theatre is that only Shakespearean performances take place there, but it is also the site of contemporary works written by playwrights Ben Johnson, John Fletcher, and others. Although the present-day Globe is a recreation of the first Globe built by the Lord Chamberlin's Men, architects and designers made it as historically accurate as possible. If you lack time to watch a performance or want to know more about the Globe's history, the scenic grounds and exhibitions offer a peek into Elizabethan England and the life of the man who changed Western understandings of theatre.