Shakespeare’s Theater. Shakespeare’s Theater. Shakespeare wrote plays for the acting company called “The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.” The company was first based in a playhouse in London called “The Theatre.” Later, around 1599, the compnay moved to “The Globe” theater. Shakespeare’s Theater.
At the Globe, members of the audience had to put one penny in a box by the door to stand on the ground in front of the stage (the “Pit) to watch the play.
Note: The Puritans were a religious faction and the term came into general usage at the end of the reign of Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary).