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The Globe Theater

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Martyna Drabczyk

on 7 October 2013

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The Globe Theater
The Beginnings
Globe Theatre - Theatre in London working in the years 1599 to 1642 , founded by brothers Richard and Cuthbert Burbage . One of the founder was William Shakespeare .
At first only men performed there .
Some Difficulties
The Globe has very complicated history.
The theater was built in 1599. It burned down in a fire in 1613 and was rebuilt in 1614. Then it was closed in 1642 and destroyed two years later. Finally, the building reopened in 1997 and it works till today.
The Globe was the amphitheater, which could fit 3,000 spectators. It had the shape of a circle. The sites were divided into standing (cheaper) and seated (more expensive). Scene had two secret doors, where the actors could emerge surprisingly.
Roof supported the column, ceiling, called "heavens", was painted in such a way to look like the sky. In the ceiling there was the door through which actors could fly away or disappear with the help of ropes. On the roof of the theater "The Globe" was a huge statue of Hercules carrying the globe on his shoulders . Above the entrance were the words: "Totus mundus agit histrionem", which translates as: "The whole world plays a role."
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