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The History And Present Use Of The Globe Theatre

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Have you ever wondered what it would it feel like to walk inside and see the beautiful architect in the Globe Theatre? The significance of the Globe theatre is that play rights change how they portrayed the stories to the audience. The Globe Theatres were popular in Shakespearian time and Shakespeare’s plays still occur there every day.
The Globe theatre was built in 1599 in Southwark, London. The theatre is a 20 sided circle and 3 stories tall building. The theatre was built out of frame, plaster, bricks, and thatching. The theatre also can hold thousands of people at one time. Many of Shakespeare’s plays are preformed there including Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, and Hamlet. The Theatre was for performances but also for bear baiting, gambling, and immoral purposes. In the inside of the theatre there is a large rectangular stage that jets out about 40 feet. In the back of the stage there are 2 doors that allow the actors to come and go off the stage. And since the theatre has no roof a “heaven” (ceiling supported by pillars) protects the actors from rain. Above the heavens is an attic space where the flying effects and sound effects (cannon) are held. And finally above the heavens, is a flag with the sign of the Globe. For seating, most of the audience stands on the floor level in front of the stage but for the paying customers, they get to sit in the balcony that surrounds the stage. Since the balcony surrounds the stage you will always get a good view.
Over time the Globe theatre has been destroyed, burnt down, and relocated. There has been a total of 3 Globe Theatres. The first one was built in 1576 and was called The Theatre. John Burbage built The Theatre and right after he had built it the landlord and he got in a disagreement about the lease. Since there was a disagreement, Burbage decided to dismantle the theatre and relocate it across the Thames by boats and was then open to the public in 1599. In...

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