IntroIn this PowerPoint, I will be showing you important info on Elizabethan theatres and staging techniques. This is what I will be telling you about: Important Theaters of the era The Globe theater The Globe theater history The Globe theater physical aspects Staging techniques Parts of the stage
Important theaters of theElizabethan EraThere were only twelve important theaters during the era. They were: Blackfriars theater Boars Head Inn The Cockpit Curtain Theater Fortune Theater Globe Theater Hope Theater Red Bull Theater Rose Theater Swan Theater The Theater Whitefriars theater
The Globe Theatre The globe theater is where William Shakespeare’s plays have been performed since 1599. It was built by Shakespeare’s company Lord Chamberlains Men, since they were not allowed to use the special roofed facility of Blackfriars Theatre. It was called the second best playhouse.
The Globe Theater History The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 since William Shakespeare and the lord Chamberlains men could not use the establishment of Blackfriars theatre. The theatre was rushed to be built, but was a big success anyway. But the theatre ended up burning down in 1613, and instead of finally being able to perform in Blackfriars, Lord chamberlains men rebuilt a new Globe in 1614. After years of success, the theatre was pulled down in 1644 by the puritans, two years after its closing, but in 1970, the original foundations were found, and a newer, same styled theater was built, and was renamed the Globe theatre.
The Globe Theater PhysicalAspects The old theater was 20-sided, stood over 30 feet high, contained three levels of seating in its galleries. Entrance was through two narrow passageways that went under than into the galleries, or two stair towers in the back of the galleries. There were 20 galleries overall in the Globe, and the stage stood about 5 feet of the groung and connected to the tiring house. There were two posts that held up a cover so the actors and their costmes wouldn’t get wet. The next Globe had the same design, but contained different colors and more seating for the people. The Globe that exists now is the same as all of the others, but has the least amount of seating.
Staging Techniques While on the stage, the actors had little time to get ready for the next scene, as the scene could change instantly due to little or no background. The special effects usually came along with the theatre, as they used the trapdoor, and ceiling for these. The effects were done usually with these, but sometimes had cannons, fireworks, live animals, and the parts of a dead animal, which were used to bloodily a handkerchief, or really be used as the blood. Music was also used as a part of the play, as it could describe the mood and what the actors are encountering. The musicians sat in a balcony on top of the stage.
Parts of the stageThe stage during Elizabethan England was pretty basic. It had Columns on each side, the stage doors on each side, a within, the stage , a trapdoor on the stage floor, and the ‘heavens’ above the stage. These parts were not just apart of stage, but the play to. The Trap door and stage ceiling were used as the death grounds, entrances, and heaven and hell.