The Globe Theatre was where Shakespeare had most of his plays performed. It had many decorations to make it look appealing and to try and to make it seem expensive and luxurious. The Globe Theatre was built in just 6 months between 1597 and 1598 just outside central London. The Thames River separated it from St Paul’s cathedral. The Globe was made in a round circular shape. This meant that at least one actor would have their back to the audience, however, this would not have mattered because the audience came mainly to hear the play – not to see it. When you were buying a seat for the theatre, the most expensive seats would not be the ones with the best view, they would be the closest ones in order to hear better. Also, these seats would be facing towards the audience, which means that everyone would see them, meaning fame. The Globe would usually be packed with decorations and ornaments. These would have nothing to do with the play, it was used to make the theatre look more attractive/expensive. Lots of people would come to see the plays. They would do this because Shakespeare’s plays were not published at that time so the public would want to see it...
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...re can’t stop, Lodovico says “What, not to pray?” (Really important to pray because religion is coming back). Then Cassio says “Most heathenish” (outside of religion now, oh no!)
Examples of bringing back power in Act Five Scene Two are: Montano says, “Come guard the door without, let him not pass” showing that now he is in charge. Then Lodovico says “And Cassio rules in Cyprus.” telling everyone in other words that he has authority and he is in charge.
Royalty always has to come back and take over otherwise the royals in real life could get offended. We can now see the relation between the ending of Hamlet, and the ending of Othello. They both end with royalty coming back into power and everything returns back to the way it should be.
This is how Shakespeare’s plays are a product of the Elizabethan theatrical context in which they were first performed.
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