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The Globe Theatre

Shaheera and Mahum (ENG 1D0 M), Mr.Ireton
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Mahum Suleman

on 21 January 2014

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The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre, was the most famous playhouse in history, built right outside the city of London in 1599. Shakespeare's greatest plays were first performed there. It was rebuilt around the same time, 400 years later. What is it? stage was a 1.5 meter high platform mounted in the yard What did it look like? new Globe had a new shape, with a few changes mainly in the fresh painting, the size and decoration of the stage area. The old theatre had 20 sides. Original Theatre had a mix of Roman Theatre traditions. Had three levels of galleries surrounding a circular yard The Globe Theatre, the most famous theatre in history, was built right outside the city of London in 1599. Due to fire, it was rebuilt about 400 years later. Shakespeare's greatest plays were first performed there. Bibliography " Globe Theatre ." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition.
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Stage Directions: http://www.district196.org/rhs/uploadfiles/thomas.hoffman_Acting-TheatreTerms.pdf
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http://www.musical-theater-kids.com/images/stage-directions-1.jpg How was it like to see a play performed there? old Shakespeare playhouse members had to use their imagination no backdrops,lighting (because the plays were performed in the afternoon), no loud acoustics, and few props. Watching a play would involve watching the actors exaggerating their movements on the stage and shouting their lines to be heard by all Very little scenery except for occasional symbolic devices such as a throne or a bed. The Lower Classes
- Commoners were called the Groundlings or Stinkards, and would stand in the theatre pit and paid 1d entrance fee. They put 1 penny in a box at the theatre entrance Different Levels The Nobles
-Upper Class Nobles would pay for the better seats in the Lord's rooms paying 5d for the privilege Rich nobles could watch the play from a chair set on the side of the Globe stage itself. The gentry would pay to sit in the galleries often using cushions for comfort! could hold upto 1576 people STAGE DIRECTIONS Upstage: The area of the stage that is the furthest from the audience.
Downstage: The area of the stage that is the closest to the audience.
Stage Right: The right side of the stage from the actor’s point of view (facing the audience.)
Stage Left: The left side of the stage from the actor’s point of view (facing the audience.)
Center: Center of the stage. They used colorful costumes, heralds, banners, the cannon, and the balcony Made By: Shaheera and Mahum Female characters were played by boys Stood over 9 metres high Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 circular shape symbolizes gathering of people in markets
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