English Honors G
2 March 2014
The Globe Theatre was an extraordinary place that was used in one of Shakespeare's plays. The Globe Theatre was where all the
magnificent plays, speeches and events could
happen. The Globe Theatre was “
built as a large, round, open air theatre. There was a roof around the circumference which covered the seating area, leaving the theatre looking like a doughnut from above.” The theatre was built as a giant circle all the seats were built around the edges looking in the middle. The overhanging roof is what covered all the seats below. The Globe Theatre is where William Shakespeare spent his time performing here he was the one who “owned 12.5% of The Globe Theatre. As a young writer Shakespeare bought shares in the theatre and benefited financially as his popularity grew.” The Globe Theatre is where William S. was able to perform his plays. As he performed here he finally began to become popular and well known to his audience. Women in William’s and all plays were not allowed to perform whenever there was an actress needed they were not allowed to perform at The Globe Theatre “or any other theatre at that time. Female roles were played by young boys as theatre stages were considered too risque a place for ladies.” Eventually at some point in time the Globe theatre “burnt down in [the time of] 1613 when a special effect on stage went wrong. A cannon used for a performance of Henry VIII set light to the thatched roof and the fire quickly spread, reportedly taking less than two hours to burn down completely.” This caused no one to be able to perform for a long
period of time unless stumbled upon a new area to perform. Everyone in the Theatre ended up to be fine “except for a man whose burning trousers were put out with a bottle of beer!” Until then ...
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