… Drama. Shakespeare. 1564-1616 Born in Stratford, England. Extraordinarily prolific, he wrote thirty-seven plays , of which eleven were tragedies. His theater company was called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men . They performed at the Globe Theater. Shakespeare made summer blockbusters.
Shakespeare was a lot like this guy…
Fun Facts!-Burned to the ground in 1613 because a theatrical cannon misfired… It happens.
-Closed by Puritans in 1642 (of course).-Modern reconstruction completed in 1997 (see below).
- People too poor to pay for a seat could stand right up against the stage (like a mosh pit at Bonnaroo). They were called groundlings because they were, well, on the ground. They were often rough and seedy characters.
(because I’m a hipster nerd)
Conveys internal struggle.
The Freytag Pyramid (p. 889)