Theatre inShakespeare’s Time
Performances started in inn yards and taverns
Evolved to outdoor stages
And then into theatres
Elizabethan theatrecharacteristics                  white silk flag                      showed people there was a perform...
three storeys high     no roof,made of wood                          no artificial light                                  ...
Major Elizabethan Theatres
They were situated in     Bank side,Southwark, London
The Theatre (1576)
The Rose (1587)   The Rose, present day
The Swan (1595)
The Globe (1599)
Midsummer Night’s Dream Performance         in Globe Theatre
Famous Playwrights
Actors• Only men and boys• Young boys played women’s roles• It was indecent for a woman to  appear on stage
Costumes & Sceneries• Impressive costumes• Made by the company,  bought in London, or  donated• Poor or no sceneries
AudienceWealthy got benches                                             Spectators did not sit all the time.“Groundlings”(...
Modern Globe, rebuilt in 1997
Galleries & Yard                       Over 2,000 people attended     1500in the galleries                        500 in t...
Galleries & Yard
Platform stage, Inner stage & Balcony stage
HeavensThe ceiling over the stage painted with a sun, clouds           and other celestial creatures
All the world’s a stage…
Theatre in Shakespeare's time
Theatre in Shakespeare's time
Theatre in Shakespeare's time
Theatre in Shakespeare's time
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Theatre in Shakespeare's time

  1. 1. Theatre inShakespeare’s Time
  2. 2. Performances started in inn yards and taverns
  3. 3. Evolved to outdoor stages
  4. 4. And then into theatres
  5. 5. Elizabethan theatrecharacteristics white silk flag showed people there was a performance PARTS: Platform stage Inner stage Balcony stage octagonal Trap doors Heavens Tiring house Galleries Yard *
  6. 6. three storeys high no roof,made of wood no artificial light Plays began at 2:00 p.m. (lasted about two hours)
  7. 7. Major Elizabethan Theatres
  8. 8. They were situated in Bank side,Southwark, London
  9. 9. The Theatre (1576)
  10. 10. The Rose (1587) The Rose, present day
  11. 11. The Swan (1595)
  12. 12. The Globe (1599)
  13. 13. Midsummer Night’s Dream Performance in Globe Theatre
  14. 14. Famous Playwrights
  15. 15. Actors• Only men and boys• Young boys played women’s roles• It was indecent for a woman to appear on stage
  16. 16. Costumes & Sceneries• Impressive costumes• Made by the company, bought in London, or donated• Poor or no sceneries
  17. 17. AudienceWealthy got benches Spectators did not sit all the time.“Groundlings”(poorer people) stood and It was not quiet during the performance.watched from the courtyard The audience could walk around, eat andAll but wealthy were uneducated/illiterate drink during the play. They cheered, booed and sometimes even threw objects at the actors.
  18. 18. Modern Globe, rebuilt in 1997
  19. 19. Galleries & Yard Over 2,000 people attended 1500in the galleries 500 in the yard
  20. 20. Galleries & Yard
  21. 21. Platform stage, Inner stage & Balcony stage
  22. 22. HeavensThe ceiling over the stage painted with a sun, clouds and other celestial creatures
  23. 23. All the world’s a stage…

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