The Globe Theatre


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The Globe Theatre

  1. 1. The globe theatre<br />Zach McNees<br />Central Michigan University<br />
  2. 2. The original globe theatre<br /><ul><li>Originally built in 1599.
  3. 3. The Globe Theatre was funded by the acting group Lord Chamberlain’s Men (Wells 61).
  4. 4. Noted playwright and actor William Shakespeare claimed a 1/8 share of The Globe. </li></ul><br />
  5. 5. The Theatre<br />The Globe’s timbers and main support system was taken from another theatre, the Theatre.<br />The Theatre was owned by James Burbage, father of Richard Burbage, member of Lord Chamberlain’s Men.<br />The lease of the Theatre ran out, and the land’s owner refused to sell it, so the timbers and much of the building were taken in secret (Wells 62).<br />
  6. 6. The groundlings<br />For one penny, the lower and middle class could stand on the theatre floor.<br />These people were called the groundlings.<br />Because it was an open air amphitheatre, the groundlings were vulnerable to the elements.<br />(<br /><br />
  7. 7. Upper class seating<br />For around 5 pennies, nobles and the upper-class could watch from the balcony seats.<br />The highest nobles could pay to sit in the seats directly above the stage.<br />By doing this, they would be seen by the playgoers.<br /><br />
  8. 8. The globe’s motto<br />The motto is “Totusmundusagithistrionem”, which means “the whole world’s a playhouse” in Latin.<br />Shakespeare used this line slightly different in his comedy, As You Like It. “All the world’s a stage.”<br /><br />
  9. 9. The globe theatre fire<br />On June 29, 1613, a fire erupted during a performance of King Henry VIII.<br />A cannon was used as a special effect to signify a grand entrance.<br />The cannon was loaded with gunpowder and wadding of paper.<br /><br />
  10. 10. The globe theatre fire<br />Sparks from the cannon erupted a fire on the thatched roof.<br />The fire took down the Globe in about 2 hours.<br />No casualties were reported, only a man whose pants caught on fire.<br /> A bottle of ale sustained the fire.<br />
  11. 11. The globe rebuilt<br />In 1949 Sam Wanamaker searches for the remains of the Globe.<br />In 1969 he begins a campaign to rebuild the Globe.<br />On June 7, 1997, the New Globe Theatre is officially opened after decades of trial.<br />(<br />
  12. 12. Works cited<br />Alchin, L.K.. &quot;New London Globe Theater History and Timeline&quot;. William Shakespeare Info. October 23, 2009 &lt;;. <br />Alchin, L.K.. &quot;The Old Globe Theatre History&quot;. William Shakespeare Info. October 23, 2009 &lt;;. <br />
  13. 13. Works cited<br />Wells, Stanley. Shakespeare For All Time. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.<br />