The Globe Theater was and still is a theater that has performances of William Shakespeare's most famous play writes including Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Henry V and others. It was a one of a kind theater because of its style and features, it could hold up to 3,000 people, and many changes were made throughout history of the Globe Theater including new upgrades to the theater, the introduction to women to acting and others. In this passage you will read about the Globe Theater and how it is so spectacular.
The Globe Theater was the first of it's kind because of its features it had. "It was large, round, three stories high, with a large stage that projected from one end into a yard open to the sky,"(Anderson, 4). This was one of the very first theater's or arenas ever on planet earth. It was similar to the roman coliseum in style but smaller in size. "Above the inner stage was a small balcony or upper stage, which could be used to suggest Juliet's balcony or the high walls of a castle or the bridge of a ship; trapdoors were placed in the floor of the main stage for the entrances and exits of ghosts and for descents into hell,"(Anderson 4). These features of the Globe Theater just made the actors jobs so much easier and had the plays often run much smoother like today's movies. To add on, this is one of the reasons why the Globe Theater was one of its kind when it first was built because it had these features. This is just one of the reasons why the Globe Theater is so famous and a one of a kind.
The differences between the plays that were performed when the theater was first built was that the theater didn't have as many features as it did in later years and the actors of the plays were all boys. "Plays were originally performed by the all-male medieval trade guilds, so all women's parts were played by boys,"(Anderson 7). This is kinda awkward in many situations when it came to certain parts of the plays. An example of this is in Romeo and Juliet, just imagine a boy acting Romeo (which is normal) and a boy acting Juliet, kinda strange right? "It would be many years before women appeared on stage in the professional English theater; in Shakespeare's days Juliet would have been played by a trained boy actor, (Anderson 7). In addition, it's kinda sad to think that women weren't allowed to perform in plays even if the play had girl parts in them. It also had to be strange to the actors as well since some of them had to train to act like girls even though its just acting. These are the main changes about the Globe Theater and actors throughout time.
The Globe Theater is a theater that has plays that William Shakespeare wrote including Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Henry V and others. The theater is unique and one of a kind because of its style and features, it can hold up to 3,000 people, and many changes were made throughout history of the Globe Theater including new upgrades to the theater, the introduction to women to acting and others. In this passage you read about the Globe Theater and how it is so spectacular.