The Globe Theater By:Brandon Selway Period 3

Old theater

Quote: In 1599, Burbage's theater was torn down and its timbers were used by shakespeare and his company to build the Globe Theatre. This was the theater for which Shakespeare wrote most of his plays.

Paraphrase: This was how and when the theater was built.They used an old worn down theater to build a brand new one that ended up being one of the most famous ones of all time.

Old Theater 2

Quote: "The Globe was round or polygonal on the outside and probably round on the inside. The theater may have held as many as 3,000 spectators. Its stage occupied the open-air space, with a pit in front for standing viewers. The stage was surrounded by several levels of seating."

Paraphrase: It was a round theater that had no roof.It held approximately 3,000 people and was shaped like a football stadium with rows of seats.

Old Theater 3

Quote:" On June 29 , 1613 , staged cannon fire during a performance of “Henry VIII” ignited a fire that burned the Globe Theater to the ground."

Paraphrase:This tragedy set back the plays for multiple months.A cannon fired onstage as part of the play,"Henry Vlll" and set a fire to the whole building.

1 About the plays

Quote:Some plays influence the structure of the theater, but Shakespeare's theater influenced the structure of his plays.Shakespeare modeled his theater beautifully.

Paraphrase:Shakespeare had to write his plays based on his theater.If not then the play would not run as smooth because of the open air model. This means Shakespeare was limited.

2About the plays

Quote:Shakespeare's plays were so big that even the king and queen had to leave their castle to go see the play instead of having the play come to them.

Paraphrase:It was a huge deal to have the king and queen come to your plays.Not just the King and Queen traveled to see the plays though,people from all over the world traveled just to see one of Shakespeare's plays.

3About the plays

Quote:The people in Shakespeare's plays were all men. Even Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.Women were not allowed to have certain jobs back in time and one of them was acting.

Paraphrase:Women weren't allowed to act back in Shakespeare's time.

Theaters nowadays

Quote:The New Globe Theatre location is in Southwark, beside the River Thames, opposite St. Paul's Cathedral. The New Globe Theatre location is approximately 200 yards from the site of the original Globe Theatre. On June 12th 1997 the opening of the New Globe Theatre in London was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip.

Paraphrase:The new globe was very close to the original model and was officially opened by the royal family in the 90's.

2Theater nowadays

Quote:Now more and more theaters are building thrust stages, or arena stages. In this kind of theater, the audience once again sits on three or even four sides of the stage.

Paraphrase:There are more theaters that have changed to almost be exact to William Shakespeare's theater.

3Theater Nowadays

Quote:Shakespeare's Globe has welcomed visitors from all over the world to take part in workshops, lectures and staged readings; to visit the exhibition and tour the Globe Theatre, and to watch productions, ranging from original practices to world premieres of new writing and the first play by a woman ever to be performed here.

Paraphrase:The new globe theater is now open to everyone and everything. Even though there are still few plays that go on in the Globe Theater today,it would definitely be an event that would be hard to forget.


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