It was a sort of post-modern production, starting when the actors walked on in modern dress, carrying bags and such through the audience. The move to "hey, let's put on a play" wasn't quite clear to me, but then the play was, and it was really interesting and good. I thought Gloucester was really effective, and Edmund, but found the Fool and Edgar less, ummm, satisfying?
And I didn't really cry at the end (I cry quite easily at plays and such, so I guess I wasn't super caught up in it).
When I went to the Globe back in 2011, I was only able to get standing tickets. This time, a bit more experienced in buying tickets, I bought mine when I found out I'd be coming, so I got to sit. The first play I sat in the middle gallery, and it was really good. I had good sight lines and could hear well.
After the play, I went to Southwark Cathedral to visit some dead folks.
That done, I walked along the Thames and enjoyed the festival atmosphere. I crossed again at Tower Bridge, and walked a bit around the Tower (outside, sine it was closed by then), took the tube, and got dinner before going to bed at the hotel.