Life In The Theater. By Nicci , Maria, Emily, and Connor. Shakespeare’s Theater Company. Male actors only Called “Lord Chamberlin’s Men” Later called “King’s Men”. Where They Performed. The courts of Queen Elizabeth I Church of King James I
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By Nicci, Maria, Emily, and Connor
~Outdoor/public playhouses or indoor/private playhouses
~groundings are people in back of the audience that were exposed to bad weather.
~Roof was called “The Heavens”
~53 feet in width, 27 feet in depth.
~1608 indoor/private playhouse at Blackfrair’s, built in 1596 by James Burbage
~Stage was lit by candles
~Could hold less than 1,000 people, expensive admission
~At end of a scene, all actors would exit stage, and new ones would come on.
~Most of Shakespeare’s stages were bare
~Some actors went beneath satge and came up through a trap door
~No women were actors.
~1660-women did act in public.
~Competition-Children of Paul’s and the Children of Chapel Royal
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