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Shakespeare's Theatre in the Round

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Transcript of Shakespeare's Theatre in the Round

Shakespeare's Theater in the Round
Theater in the Round
Shakespeare's
Overview
The Globe
Architecture
History of the Theater
The theatre was built
The carpenter Peter Smith and his team worked hard to build and complete the Globe Theatre in just two years.
The Globe is on Fire!
On the night of June 29, 1613 during the performance of "King Henry VIII" a cannon was supposed to go off from the attic close to
the thatched
roof and when
the cannon
went off, the
roof caught
fire! Luckily,
the Globe was later rebuilt in 1614.
All stage productions are banned!
On September 1, 1642, the British Parliament releases an order to stop all stage plays and the Globe shows no more plays or productions.
The Globe was torn down
The parliament, or the Puritans, destroyed the Globe and sold it to a land owner.
Bringing Theater to All
Trumpet, Cannon, Action!
Banning of performances in 1642
The Puritans were a group of Protestants who wanted to simplify and regulate the way of worship.
Cause
The Puritans thought that most theater was "sinful" and they wanted to eliminate it but the only way to do that was to eliminate all theater productions.
Effect
All theater were to be torn down ,including the Globe, and all actors were to be considered rouges or dishonest man.
"All the World's a stage, and all the men and women merely players."
The next year, 1599, the theatre opened!
1597-1598
1613
1642
The shows go on!
The Puritans fell and Theatres reopened! Sadly, the beloved Globe was not rebuilt until 1992 and reopened in 1997.
1644
1660
The history of the Globe
The design and architecture
How Shakespeare brought theater to all
How shows were put on
The banning of all stage performances in 1642
Set
Bare stage
only needed props were seen
sounds, costumes or actions wold help the audience get an idea of the scene
Costumes
important way portraying time period
distinguished characters
way to convey information about the characters
Props
Props were limited
had to be easy to carry on and off stage by actors
used same props for several different shows to save money
Actors
All males
Had to be able to read
Did not need any formal acting training
performance of "McBeth" at UT
A male plays "Olivia" in "Twelfth Night"
Groundlings

Gallery
- As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII
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