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English theatre

  1. 1. English theatre Elina September Kristiina Karu C. R. Jakobson Gymnasium 11c Supervisors: T. Pukk M. Maasen Viljandi
  2. 2. Most important theatres
  3. 3. The Globe
  4. 4. Important facts of The Globe <ul><li>The original Globe opened in 1599 . </li></ul><ul><li>It burned down in 1613 and was immediately rebuilt. </li></ul><ul><li>On 12 December 1996 , Shakespeare's Globe was voted the best attraction in Europe . </li></ul><ul><li>I t was awarded in 1997 the European Tourism Initiative Golden Star Award . </li></ul><ul><li>The target opening date was 21 September 1999 , to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first record of a performance at the original Globe . </li></ul>
  5. 5. The reconstructed Globe stage <ul><li>The stage wall, or Frons Scenae , is decorated with reference to astrology and Greco-Roma n mythology. </li></ul><ul><li>The three galleries offer benches and mostly good sightlines. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Shakespeare’s Globe <ul><li>W as founded by Sam Wanamaker . </li></ul><ul><li>It is dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. </li></ul>                                          
  7. 7. 2002 Theatre season in The Globe <ul><li>Twelfth Night by W. Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>A Midsummer Night’s Dream by W. Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>The Golden Ass by P . Oswal d </li></ul>
  8. 8. Twelfth Night by W. Shakespeare <ul><li>It was opened 11 May 2002 . </li></ul><ul><li>The Master of the Play is Tim Carroll and he was also the Master of the Play for Augustine’s Oak 1999, The Two Noble Kinsmen 2000, and Macbeth 2001 at The Shakespeare’s Globe . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Twelfth Night <ul><li>Viola who had survived a shipwreck entered the service of Duke Orsino. </li></ul><ul><li>She disguised as a man. </li></ul><ul><li>Viola realise d her problems have only just begun . </li></ul>
  10. 10. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by W. Shakespeare <ul><li>It was opened 26 May 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>The Master of the Play is Mike Alfreds who was also the Master of the Play for Cymbeline 2001 at The Shakespeare’s Globe. </li></ul>
  11. 11. A Midsummer Night’s Dream <ul><li>Y oung lovers find themselves in a magical forest . </li></ul><ul><li>Elsewhere in the forest, a motley group of artisans becomes unwittingly caught up in Oberon’s machinations. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Golden Ass by P.Oswald <ul><li>It opens 3 August 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>The Master of the Play is Tim Carroll and he was also the Master of the Play for Augustine’s Oak 1999, The Two Noble Kinsmen 2000, and Macbeth 2001 at The Shakespeare’s Globe. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Royal National Theatre                                        
  14. 14. Important Facts of The Royal National Theatre <ul><li>The National's first performance was given in 1963 . </li></ul><ul><li>F irst 13 years, the Company worked at the Old Vic Theatre . </li></ul><ul><li>The new building was opened by The Queen in 1976 . </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of 3 halls. </li></ul>
  15. 15. First Director of The National Theatre Laurence Oliver (on the right)                                               
  16. 16. Laurence Oliver <ul><li>He was born 22 May 1907. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the outstanding British actor of the 20th century . </li></ul><ul><li>Olivier was knighted in 1947 and was made a life peer in 1970 . </li></ul><ul><li>He appeared in Wuthering Heights (1939), Henry V (1945), Hamlet (1948) and Richard III (1956). </li></ul><ul><li>He won Best Film and Best Actor awards for Hamlet from the Academy. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Olivier fought cancer and other ailments while working at a furious pace. </li></ul><ul><li>In America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award ed him a special Oscar &quot;for the full body of his work, for &quot;Lord Larry&quot; the unique achievement of his entire career and his lifetime of contribution to the art of film. </li></ul><ul><li>He died in 1981. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Oliver Theatre <ul><li>Named after the first Director Laurence Oliver . </li></ul><ul><li>It is the largest of the three theatres at the National . </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodates 1,150 people. </li></ul>                                              
  19. 19. Cottesloe Theatre <ul><li>It is the smallest , the barest . </li></ul><ul><li>T he most potentially flexible and (for some people) the most potentially influential of the National houses. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Lyttelton Theatre <ul><li>Y ou can see and hear almost equally well from each of its 890 seats . </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike most traditional theatres, the Lyttelton has an adjustable proscenium. </li></ul>                                                                                
  21. 21. Summary <ul><li>Common people do not go to the famous theatres very often and when they go they choose the play depending on who the author is and the actors are. </li></ul>