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William Shakespeare. The Globe. What is the Globe?. Performing arts theater William Shakespeare made the theater world famous. It has become one of the four major theaters in London. Located in London. Why was the original globe theatre built?.
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William Shakespeare The Globe
What is the Globe? • Performing arts theater • William Shakespeare made the theater world famous. • It has become one of the four major theaters in London. • Located in London
Why was the original globe theatre built? • James Burbage had obtained a lease and permission to build first theater. • Originally called 'The Theatre' in Shoreditch, London. • The Puritan owner, Giles Allen was against ‘The Theatre’ and the Lord Chamberlain's Company acting troupe - which included William Shakespeare. • Burbage opened negotiations to re-new the lease of ‘The Theatre' but these all failed which is the reason why the Globe Theatre was built.
Appearance • 3 Stories High! • Octagon shape • Diameter: Approximately 300 feet! • Seats up to 3000 spectators • Stage is 40 feet wide, 28 feet wide.
History • Build in London in 1576. • Built by James Burbage. • Located in Shoreditch. • Burned then in 1613. • Rebuilt in 1614.
Performances • Hamlet • Twelfth • Richard II • Troilus and Cressida • All’s Well That Ends Well • Timon and Athens • King Lear • Macbeth • Henry VIII • The Two Noble Kings Man • Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Actors at the Globe • William Shakespeare • Christopher Beeston • William Ostler • Joseph Taylor • Alexander Cook • Nathan Field
Fun Facts • Plays were always performed in the Summer, then transferred to indoor play houses in the Winter. • Flyers would be put out on days of plays to advertise the next show being performed. • Color coding would be used to explain the type of show being performed. • The globe often attracted young people to come to shows. • Most mail actors died do to lead poisoning from their make up.
Works Citied • “Globe Theatre Built.”Globe-Theatre.org.Globe Theatre. Web. 11 April 2011. • Pressley, J. M. “Shakespeare’s Globe.”Shakespeare Research Center.Shakespeare Resource Center.3 April 2011. Web. 11 April 2011.