•Originally built in1599.•The Globe Theatrewas funded by theacting group LordChamberlain’s Men•William Shakespeareclaimed a 1/8 of TheGlobe.THE ORIGINAL GLOBE THEATRE
THE THEATRE The Globe’s wood and main support system was taken from another theatre, the Theatre. The Theatre was owned by James Burbage, father of Richard Burbage, member of Lord Chamberlain’s Men. 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 away in secret to keep
THE GROUNDLINGS For the cost of one penny, the lower and middle class could stand on the theatre floor. These people were called the groundlings. Because it was an open air amphitheatre, the groundlings were vulnerable to the elements such as snow and rain
UPPER CLASS SEATING For around 5 pennies, nobles and the upper- class could watch from the balcony seats. The highest nobles could pay to sit in the seats directly above the stage.
STRUCTURING OF THE GLOBE THEATER•Capacity was between 2000 and 3000 spectators•No lighting, open air, only the 3-storied amphitheatre was roofed•Mainly the actors performed between 2 pm and 5 pm•Stage:–width: 43 feet (ca. 13 m)–depth: 28 feet (ca. 8 m)–raised 5 feet (ca. 1,50 m) above the ground level Adjacent to the stage was the “tiring” house, were costumes were made There was a trap door on the stage for performers to enter
THE GLOBE THEATRE FIRE On June 29, 1613, a fire erupted during a performance of King Henry VIII. A cannon was used as a special effect to signify a grand entrance in the play. The cannon was loaded with gunpowder and wadding of paper like all cannons are but had no http://www.dkimages.com/discover /previews/954/55105651.JPG cannon ball.
THE GLOBE THEATRE FIRE Sparks from the cannon erupted a fire on the thatched roof. The fire took down the Globe in about 2 hours. No deaths were reported.
THE GLOBE REBUILT In 1949 Sam Wanamaker searches for the remains of the Globe. In 1969 he begins a campaign to rebuild the Globe. On June 7, 1997, the New Globe Theatre is officially opened after decades of trial.
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