The thatched roof of the new Theater, another prominent feature of the picture was made in traditional style with Norfolk reeds. It has, however, been coated with a special fire-protective liquid. It is the first thatched roof building that has been allowed in London since the Great Fire in 1666.
The replica of the New London Globe Theatre - sources of information for the reconstruction
Not one inside picture of the old theater is in existence, however, a picture of another amphitheatre, the Swan, has survived. In 1596 a Dutch traveller and student called Johannes de Witt attended a play at the Swan Theatre in London. Whilst he was at Theatre de Witt made a sketch of the inside of the Swan. A friend of Johannes de Witt called Arend van Buchell copied the sketch and de Witt added this drawing to his diary. His diary note, together with the sketch, is probably the single most important source of information regarding the internal layout of London theatres and has no doubt helped with the reconstruction.
The Map Views - sources of information for the reconstruction
Other important sources of information are the map views which illustrate a picture of London when the old Globe was still in existence. The picture of the map by Claes Van Visscher clearly shows the architecture and location of the old Theatre and its close proximity to the Bear Garden ( hence the name of the Bear Museum on the New Globe Theater complex). Other significant map views are the Hollar, the Agas and the Norden.
The inside picture of the stage in the New Theatre in London, England
Reconstruction of the original stage