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Title: Shakespeare


1
Shakespeares Globe Theater
  • An Overview

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Introduction
  • The Globe theater was built in the Southwark
    district of London in 1599.
  • The location was considered the sporting
    district- a place for cock-fighting,
    bear-baiting and other bawdy attractions.

3
  • The sporting district was outside the legal
    reach of city officials
  • The Globe was built by Cuthbert Burbage, an
    associate of Shakespeare.
  • Burbage built the Globe for Shakespeare and the
    Chamberlain Men

4
The Globes Structure
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The Globe Theater was open air (no roof) three
levels high.
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  • The Globe could fit between 2,000 to 3,000
    spectators.
  • All performances were conducted during the day
    (No lighting!).
  • There was no acoustics, so actors had to shout
    their lines and exaggerate their gestures. (No
    sound system!)

7
  • The actors had costumes and props, but no
    background scenery.
  • A change in the scene was indicated through
    speeches or narrations Shakespeare wrote into the
    play.
  • The plays were about three hours long.

8
The Audience
  • The audience included both common citizens as
    well as wealthy and elite citizens.
  • For one penny you could stand and view the play
    they were called groundlings.

9
  • For two pennies you could get a seat above the
    groundlings.
  • The Globe was a place were all walks of life came
    together.

10
The Actors
  • The actors were all males, so the female parts
    were played by young boys.
  • Acting was considered a purple profession.
  • Actors were vulnerable to arrest on charges of
    vagrancy (being without a job or home).

11
Then and Now
  • The original Globe stood until June 29th 1613.
  • Unfortunately, it caught on fire and burned to
    the ground when a cannon was fired during a
    performance of Henry VIII.

12
  • Shakespeare died three years later at the age of
    52, April 23rd 1616.
  • The Globe was rebuilt in 1614, but in 1642 a more
    religious regime came into power and closed all
    theaters in England.

13
  • Two years later, the theater was torn down and
    homes were built in its place.
  • Recently, the Globe has been rebuilt.

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The Inside of the new Globe Theater
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The Virtual Tour
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Bankside, Southwark,
    London.htm
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