The globe theatre<br />Zach McNees<br />Central Michigan University<br />
The original globe theatre<br /><ul><li>Originally built in 1599.
The Globe Theatre was funded by the acting group Lord Chamberlain’s Men (Wells 61).
Noted playwright and actor William Shakespeare claimed a 1/8 share of The Globe. </li></ul>http://www.boisestate.edu/courses/westciv/earlymod/trails/globe/HollarGlobeDef.jpg<br />
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 />
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 />(http://www.william-shakespeare.info)<br />http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/03/96303-004-905208AE.jpg<br />
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 />http://theriverreporter.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/globe_theatre_innenraum.jpg<br />
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 />http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LthqfPygWOQ/RnXJehs3JWI/AAAAAAAAAZw/QU2JZx8O7uc/s400/BP%2Bold%2Bglobe.jpg<br />
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 />http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/954/55105651.JPG<br />
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 />
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 />(http://www.william-shakespeare.info)<br />
Works cited<br />Alchin, L.K.. "New London Globe Theater History and Timeline". William Shakespeare Info. October 23, 2009 <http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-new-globe-theatre-history-timeline.htm>. <br />Alchin, L.K.. "The Old Globe Theatre History". William Shakespeare Info. October 23, 2009 <http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-globe-theatre.htm>. <br />
Works cited<br />Wells, Stanley. Shakespeare For All Time. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.<br />