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Shakespeare, The Theatre, & The Globe Theatre

World History

Sylvia Dreistadt

on 21 March 2011

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Transcript of Shakespeare, The Theatre, & The Globe Theatre

Shakespeare The Theatre The Globe Theatre English poet and playwright,
often considered the greatest writer in world literature. William was one of Lord Chamberlain's Men. He got married at 18, to Anne Hathaway, who was 8 years older than him. In 1599 Lord Chamberlain's Men This is William... 1594 Born April 14th, 1964 He died April 23rd, 1616 He died due to illness on April 23rd, 1616. ...in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Eng later known as the King's Men, and all the other companies that performed at The Theatre began performing in London at... William paid into the coffers of the company a sum of money amounting to 12.5 percent of the cost of building the Globe. It was soon replaced by the Blackfriar's Theatre, but the goverrnment blocked its use for plays. James Burbage designed and built this roofless, circular building with three galleries surrounding a yard... It opened in 1576 and it got didmantled, due to the passing of James and the lease ending, in 1598. Cites:
-britannica.com Therefore, the companies that performed the plays moved on to a new theatre. Shakespeare retired to Stratford before 1610 and lived as a country gentleman until his death. William had been acting with Lord Chamberlain's Men since 1594 at The Theatre. He did so as a chief shareholder in the company, and by doing so he helped to establish a uniquely successful form of commercial operation for the actors of the time. ...in London The Globe's skeleton was illegally made from the dismantled timbers of the old playhouse and they kept the basic auditorium shape of The Theatre for the new building. The Globe burned to the ground, its thatch accidentally set alight by a cannon during a performance of Henry VIII, in 1613. By then,the Blackfriar's was making a better profit. They decided that the Globe Theatre and the Blackfriars should work together. Performances in the summer time would be at the Globe and in the winter they would be at the Blackfriars because it has a roof. Shakespeare is best known for these plays:
Romeo & Juliet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Julius Caesar
Twelfth Night
King Lear The Globe could claim 3,000 in audience members. This is the replica of the Globe. This is the orginal Globe Theatre. Anne gave birth to a baby girl named Susanna 6 months after the wedding, therefore they had a shotgun wedding. Later, the couple had twins, Hamnet and Judith, but sadly Hamnet died at age 11. At both theatres Lord Chamberlain's Men performed before the monarch and assembled nobility. The Blackfriars was a "private" indoor theatre where high admission charges assured the company a more select and sophisticated audience for their performances. The rich sat on benches in the gallery and the rest crowded in the yard or pit. Thye were called groundlings.
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