What was the Global theater like ?
Thesis; The entire Global theater was relevant to help Shakespeare was trying to make everything for him successful plays
Quote #1 "A half roof projected over the upper stage and the back part of the main stage. Atop the roof was a hut that contained machinery to produce sound effects and various special effects, such as the lowering of an actor playing a god. The underside of the hut was sometimes called the heavens. Two pillars supported the structure. The underside of the heavens was richly painted, and the interior of the theater undoubtedly had a number of other decorative features"(Lander),
commentary 1 Talked about the roof how it helps with plays.
Commentary 1 Talked about the roof deatials how it helps with plays.
Quote 2: "Disguise played an important part in Elizabethan drama. Audiences enjoyed comic situations in which a boy played a girl character who disguised herself as a boy. Female characters masquerade as men in several of Shakespeare's plays, including As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, and Twelfth Night. Social conditions also made disguise an effective theatrical device in Elizabethan times"(Lander)
Commentary 2: The quote represents a boy playing a girl.
Commentary 2: In the Elisabeth theater it did not matter who play what role.
Quote 3: "In 1576, James Burbage built England’s first successful public theater, called simply The Theatre. It stood in a suburb north of London, outside the strict supervision of London government authorities. Soon other public theaters were built in the London suburbs. These theaters included the Curtain, the Rose, and the Swan. In 1599, Shakespeare and his associates built the Globe Theatre. Detailed evidence of how the Elizabethan public theaters looked is limited. But scholars have been able to reconstruct the general characteristics of a typical public theater" (Lander).
Commentary 3: The theater was built in England.
Commentary 3: It talks about when and where the theater.
Quote 4: "Elizabethan acting companies were eager to stage plays that had roles for all their major performers. This, in part, explains the appearance of comic characters—such as the first gravedigger in Hamlet, the porter in Macbeth, and the fool in King Lear—in even the most violent and severe of Shakespeare’s tragedies"(Lander)
Commentary 4: This quote is about the characters.
Commentary 4: This quote is also about the role of each character.
Quote 5: "Music also played a vital role. Shakespeare filled Twelfth Night with songs. In Antony and Cleopatra, the playwright included mysterious-sounding chords to set the mood before a fatal battle"(Lander).
Commentary 5: The quote represents the play role.
Commentary 5: The quote represents the play writing.
Quote 6: "The Elizabethans recognized sharp distinctions between social classes and between occupations. These distinctions were emphasized by striking differences in dress. Nobles were immediately recognized by their clothing, as were doctors, lawyers, merchants, or pages"(Lander)
Commentary 6: This quote represents the clothing.
Commentary 6: This quote also represents Nobles.
Quote 7: "Shakespeare wrote his plays to suit the abilities of particular actors and the tastes of specific audiences. The physical structure of the theaters in which his works were presented also influenced his playwriting. He used many dramatic devices that were popular in the Elizabethan theater but are no longer widely used. Modern readers and theatergoers can enjoy Shakespeare’s plays more fully if they know about the various theatrical influences that helped shape them"(Lander).
Commentary 7: The quote represents Shakespeare's playwriting about his plays.
Commentary 7: This quote respresents the modern day readers and theatergoers.
Quote 8: "The lack of scenery also allowed the action to flow freely from place to place, as in modern motion pictures. The action of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, for example, shifts smoothly and easily back and forth between ancient Egypt and Rom"(Lander)
Commentary 8: This quote is about the Egypt and Rom.
Commentary 8: It is also about modern picturse.
Quote 9: "Unlike most modern dramas, Elizabethan plays did not depend on scenery to indicate the setting (place) of the action. Generally, the setting was unknown to the audience until the characters identified it with a few lines of dialogue. In addition, the main stage had no curtain. One scene could follow another quickly because there was no curtain to close and open and no scenery to change"(Lander)
Commentary 9: This quote is about the setting of the play.
Commentary 9: This quote is also about the Flow.
Quote 10: "Sound effects had an important part in Elizabethan drama. Trumpet blasts and drum rolls were common. Sometimes unusual sounds were created, such as "the noise of a sea-fight" called for in Antony and Cleopatra"(Lander)
Commentary 10: This quote represents the sound an effect of the theater.
Commentary 10: This quote also represents the drama rolls.