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Title: ELIZABETHAN THEATRE


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ELIZABETHAN THEATRE
  • THE GLOBE

MATIS LEIMA XI A
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TERMINOLOGY
  • The term "Elizabethan theatre", covers only the
    plays written and performed publicly in England
    during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (15581603)

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THEATRES
  • The Theatre 1576
  • Curtain Theatre 1577
  • The Rose 1587
  • The Swan 1595
  • The Globe 1599
  • The Fortune 1600
  • Red Bull 1604
  • No plays allowed within the city

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THE GLOBE
  • Built in 1599
  • In use until 1613
  • Burned to the ground
  • The site of the theatre was rediscovered
  • A reconstruction was built Shakespeares Globe
    in 1997

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STRUCTURE
  • individual differences
  • yet a similar general plan 
  • three stories high
  • built around an open space
  • polygonal in plan

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  • the stage a platform surrounded on three sides
    by the audience
  • Entrances, exits and seating for the musicians
  • built of timber
  • thatched roofs

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COSTUMES
  • the main visual appeal on stage was in the
    costumes
  • often bright in color
  • expensive
  • usually players wore contemporary clothing
  • a lead character would wear a more historically
    accurate clothing

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PLAYWRIGHTS
  • No women
  • Men from modest backgrounds
  • Educated at either Oxford or Cambridge
  • The majority do not seem to have been performers
  • Christopher Marlowe was killed in an apparent
    tavern brawl
  • Ben Jonson killed an actor in a duel
  • Several soldiers

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  • William Shakespeare
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Ben Jonson

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