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At the Heart of the Globe Theatre

- Shakespeare’s shows have been performed throughout the world including Great Britain. They have been seen in the Globe Theatre in London since the Elizabethan times. The Globe Theatre has had a variety of different audiences in its time who have come to watch many actors and actresses perform in the showing of Romeo and Juliet. The theatre can hold up to 1500 and more people, so each performance is in front of a huge audience. Many members of the audience can watch from the grounds directly in front of the stage....   [tags: English History]

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The Globe Theatre and The Elizabethan Audience

- The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre in London , where William Shakespeare's most famous plays premiered; Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night, was built in 1599 in Southwark on the south bank of London’s River Thames by Richard Burbage. It was co-owned by Shakespeare, with a share of 12.5%. The Globe was a large, open-aired, three-tiered theater made out of timber taken from the Theatre-– a former theatre owned by Richard Burbage’s father. The Globe Theatre burned to the ground on June 29, 1613, during a performance of Shakespeare’s last history play Henry VIII: Or, All is True, when a special effect, a cannon set light to the thatched roof and the fire quickly spread....   [tags: london, william shakespeare, hamlet]

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A History of the Globe Theatre

- Playwrights were at an all time high during this time. The Globe Theatre was built for Lord’s Chamberlains Men by Cuthbert Burbage (Mallibard). The Globe underwent a lot of hardships throughout its time as the prominent theatre in England. The Globe theatre was beautifully constructed, was a very prominent theatre in England during the time, and was the house for many of Shakespeare’s and Lord Chamberlain’s Men’s plays. The Globe Theatre was constructed in 1599, out of timber taken from the Theatre....   [tags: Lord Chamberlain's Men]

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The Original Globe Theatre

- One of the most famous theatres in the Elizabethan Age was the Globe Theatre. The Elizabethan Era started in 1558 and lasted to 1603. The theatres from the era were said to be the best and most significant part of the culture at that time. With the Black Death killing people every day, people needed an escape from this death sentencing disease. It all started with inn – yard theatres. A group of people would go from village to village performing for the people in a market place or village square....   [tags: Shakespeare, English Playwrights, history]

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The History and Present Use of the Globe Theatre

- ... In the back of the stage there are 2 doors that allow the actors to come and go off the stage. And since the theatre has no roof a “heaven” (ceiling supported by pillars) protects the actors from rain. Above the heavens is an attic space where the flying effects and sound effects (cannon) are held. And finally above the heavens, is a flag with the sign of the Globe. For seating, most of the audience stands on the floor level in front of the stage but for the paying customers, they get to sit in the balcony that surrounds the stage....   [tags: shakespeare, archetecture, relocated]

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The Globe Theatre and William Shakespeare Plays

- Background: The apparent shape and even the precise location of the original Globe Theatre have continually been subjects of controversy. While Adams’ view of this debate stands that it doesn’t realistically matter to the artistry of Shakespeare’s plays whether it was a few yards north or south of Maid Lane; he does remark, “it is important to the study of Shakespeare and his contemporary dramatists to understand the design of an Elizabethan playhouse and stage and the extent to which that state was equipped…all helping to enlarge and sustain the scope and force of dramatic illusion…”(Adams, v)....   [tags: design, henry IV]

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The Globe Theatre

- The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre is probably the most important structure in Shakespeare's dramatic career. The Chamberlain's Company built it in 1599, and it stood on the Southern shore of the Thames River in London. At this time Shakespeare was a member of the Chamberlain's Company, and therefore he became a shareholder in the theatre. The profits actors made off of their shares were their main means of support, as it was for Shakespeare. The Globe was just one of many theatres built in London around this time....   [tags: Papers]

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Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre

- Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre Plays have always been a big attraction throughout the centuries. William Shakespeare is most commonly known as one of the best play writers of all time. Even without the modern technology that we have today, Shakespeare was able to deliver magnificent plays using the Globe Theatre. Though Shakespeare wrote many plays, he did not write an autobiography, and none of the letters he wrote could be found. Therefore little is actually known about Shakespeare’s life....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare 's The Fire At The Globe Theatre

- Although scholars and literary critics continue to question the true authorship of his plays long after his death in 1616, William Shakespeare is still considered one of the greatest writers of all time. Throughout Shakespeare’s career, up until the fire that destroyed the Globe Theatre in 1613, many people believe that Shakespeare wrote thirty-six full length plays (Literary Cavalcade). Shakespeare has also written over 150 sonnets, all demonstrating his genius and skill as a writer. Regrettably, several of Shakespeare’s unfinished works were believed to be destroyed in the fire at the Globe Theatre, which initiated Shakespeare to never write again (Literary Cavalcade)....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Writing]

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William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

- Shakespeare's Globe Theatre        The Globe Theater, an entertainment outlet for all people of that time, provided a place for Shakespeare's plays to be performed.  It was the third and most famous playhouse in London.  When it was built, it was one of the most important playhouses in London.  The Globe's architecture was intriguing for its time and its life was long and prosperous. The Globe was built by two brothers, Cuthbert and Richard Burbage.  They had inherited the Globe's predecessor, The Theatre, from their father, James Burbage (Williams 365).  Fearing their lease would run out, the brothers dismantled it and carried the materials to Bankside, where the Swan and Rose a...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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