Shakespeare and The Globe Theatre Yazmine C. Mica D. Safiyyah C. Malikah M. Period C
Name: William Shakespeare DOB: April 1564 POB: London Death: April 23,1616 7 siblings Married Anne Hathaway (1582) Had 3 children
Literary Works Greatest English Writer/Poet Tragedies: Love; Romance; Protaganist is “admiarable but flawed” Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Hamlet ,Julius Caesar, King Lear, MacBeth, Othello,Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens,Titus Andronicus
The Globe Theatre The Globe was an octagonal-shaped building with an open-air stage that could hold as many as 3000 people. James Burbage: owner of The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre was originally too small to fit the theatregoers who came to see of the up-and-coming William Shakespeare. 1613: premiere of Shakespeare's Henry VIII ; a cannon fired during a scene and set fire to the roof. The Globe had burned to the ground. Theatre was rebuilt, but in 1642 the Puritans controlled entertainment of any kind, the new government ordered all the theatres closed. The Globe was torn down in 1644. 1999: the Globe reopened with a performance of Henry V , one of the first plays performed in the original Globe.
Con… The Globe Theatre was always exciting and had people around with lots of energy. There was sometimes gambling at the Globe Theatre. Lord Chamberlain: politics; Overseen and approved plays; censorship Lord Chamberlain flew a flag with a figure of Hercules carrying a Globe Plays advertised by flags. black: tragedy white :comedy red: history
Comparison: The Globe Theatre to Modern Day Theatre Unlike today’s spectacles, a Shakespearean playhouse-goer had to use imagination. No backdrops, no lighting, horrific sounds, and few, if any, props.
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