How many women actors did the company usually feature?
1.Woman did not appear on stage during Shakespeare’s time. Young teenage boys dressed up and played as the young females and men portrayed woman. Woog 69 )
Was Shakespeare an actor? What was the term used to refer to actors?
2.Shakespeare was an actor, and he was the writer of the plays. He believed to have acted in, Every man in his humour. (Medici 38)
At age of 30 he became a shareholder in one of the two companies licensed to perform in London and probably at the same time became the first playwright in England to be contracted on a regular basis to write postscripts for a major company (Andrews 107)
How were the seating arrangements for the audience? How did one get a good seat?
3. Privileged people were admitted through a special entrance. Those who could afford only this penny could stand during the show in the yard or the ground level area around the stage.Those people are called Groundlings. They were rowdy and argued with each and the actors. Also, they did not care about personal cleanliness. If a little more money was paid, like an extra penny, these people could proceed further and a better area or bench to sit down. If more money was paid, 3 pennies, these people could sit in a private closed off area in the gallery. The more money you paid the better seats you can get.(Woog 76-77)
What type of people were Shakespeare’s plays performed for?
4.He would produce works that brought in the groundlings, the middle class, and the nobility equally and made money while doing so, and we continue to do so into our own era. (Medici 38)
What would the audience do if they did not like a performance?
5.If an audience member didn’t like a play, they might throw furniture and damage the theater. (Burce 1)
What happened to the original Globe theater?
6.The original Globe theater was burnt down on June 29 1613 during a presentation of a play about Henry VIII called All is True.A cannon was fired to dramatically announce the arrival of King Henry when the cannon barrel landed on the roof which then started to smolder.(Allison Pg .68)
Where did the timbers to build the second Globe come from?
7.Most of the timbers came from the pieces of timber that survived the fire. (Allison Pg .70)
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