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A little frame on The Globe Theatre history

A little frame on The Globe Theatre history

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  • Hello, I'm your guide for this trip to the Globe Theatre. I'll show you the theater and its history…
  • Let's start with some history
  • As you probably know this isn’t the theater dating back to the years of Shakespeare ...
  • The original Globe was an Elizabethan theatre which opened in Autumn 1599 in Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames, in an area now known as Bankside…
  • It was one of several major theatres that were located in the area, the others being the Swan, the Rose and The Hope. The Globe was the principal playhouse of the Lord Chamberlain's Men…
  • Most of Shakespeare's post1599 plays were staged at the Globe, including Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Ot hello, King Lear and Hamlet.
  • Unfortunately ,on June 29 of 1613, the Globe Theatre went up in flames during a performance of Henry the Eighth.
  • A theatrical cannon, set off during the performance, misfired, igni ting the wooden beams and thatching. According to one of the few surviving documents of the event, no one was hurt except a man who put out his burning breeches with a bottle of ale.
  • Here he died a great symbol of England, as well as second home and family of William Shakespeare.
  • But a new Globe theatre was built according to an Elizabethan plan.
  • As in the original Globe, the theatre is open to the sky and has a thrust stage that projects into a large circular yard surrounded by three tiers of steeply raked seating.
  • The only covered parts of the amphitheatre are the stage and the seated areas. Plays are put on during the summer, usually between May and the first week of October. In the winter the theatre is used for educational purposes. Tours are available all year round.
  • Here ends my lesson. Goodbye