The Globe Theater By mitzi avila p.2

The stage of the Globe.

The Globe Theater influence the modern theater, its structure, costumes, and audience.


Quote#1: "The brothers Cuthbert and Richard Burbage constructed the theater in 1599 from the timbers of London's first playhouse, called The Theatre. They erected the Globe in the area known as the Bank side on the south side of the River Thames in the suburb of Southwark"(Seidel 1).

Commentary: Cuthbert and Richard Burbage constructed London's first playhouse which was the Globe Theater. It was built on the south side of the River Thames.

Quote#2:"Shakespeare was one of six shareholders who signed the lease for the new site in 1599. He thus became part of the first group of actor-sharers to also be theater owners"(Lander 33).

Commentary: Shakespeare and some other people became the first group of actors. Also they wanted a new and bigger place to perform.

Quote#3: "The Globe proved to be a wise investment, and it remained a home to Shakespeare’s acting company until the religious reformers known as Puritans closed the theaters in 1642, during the English Civil War"(Lander 34).

Commentary:The theater was a shelter during the English Civil War in 1642. The theater was also known for a wise investment.


Quote#1: ”The stage was surrounded by several levels of seating. In 1613, the Globe burned down. It was rebuilt on the same foundation and reopened in 1614. The Globe was shut down in 1642 and torn down in 1644. A reconstruction of the theater was completed 200 yards (183 meters) from the original site in 1996, and it officially opened in 1997”(Seidel 2).

Commentary: The theater was opened in 1997 but it was original site in 1996, it had a large amount of seating. They made a reconstruction of the theater and was opened in 19997.

Quote#2: “Globe Theater was an early open-air English theater in London. Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe.(seidel 1).

Commentary: The Globe theatre was an English theater that was open-air in London. Shakespeare plays were first presented at the Globe.

Quote#3: "In 1594 Shakespeare became an actor and playwright for the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the company that later became the King's Men under James l" "(William").

Commentary: Shakespeare became an actor and playwright in 1594, the company name was the Lord Chamberlain’s. It became the King’s men under Jame I.


Quote#1: “As a cultural institution, Shakespeare’s Globe is dedicated to the research and performance of Shakespeare’s plays, with particular attention to the public playhouse in which Shakespeare was a shareholder: the 1599 Globe Theatre. With a replica of that playhouse and an exhibition and education centre known throughout the world, the Shakespeare’s Globe complex introduces to the visitor dialogical narratives that are charged with meaning”(Globe 1).

Commentary: The Globe was an education centre and was known throughout the world. Shakespeare was the shareholder of the Globe theatre.

Quote#2: "This essay does not intend to debate whether or not the theatre known today as Shakespeare’s Globe is indeed the most faithful, most “authentic” reproduction of an Elizabethan theatre to date (a multifaceted and wonderfully challenging endeavour), nor will it deliberate the relative degrees of “authenticity” reflected by artistic choices and performances within such reconstructed spaces”(Globe 2)

Commentary: The Globe was a faithful reproduction of an Elizabethan theater. There were artistic choices and performances within such reconstructed space.


Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016.

Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Seidel, Michael. "Globe Theatre." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 18

Nov. 2016.

Subjects: GLOBE Theatre (London, England : 1996- ); SHAKESPEARE, William,

1564-1616; THEATER architecture; THEATERS -- Design & construction;

AUTHENTICITY (Philosophy); “place-brand”; “staged

authenticity”; authenticity; performance; Shakespeare; Shakespeare's Globe;

theatre; theatre architecture; tourism

"William Shakespeare." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016):

1­4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

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Mitzi Avila


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