Globe Theatre Johnny Ahee Period 6 The globe theatre is argubly the most popular theatre of all time because of its construction, impact , and audience.

Thesis: The globe theatre is arguably the most popular theatre of all time because of its construction, impact, and audience.


Quote#1: "The theater may have held as many as 3,000 spectators,"(Micheal p.2).

Commentary: The theater was not the biggest but it was the most popular back in the day and that even though it could only hold 3,000 people more people tried to get in than it can hold.

It the best theater because people made theaters just liked it because how popular it was even though its not the biggest it still has the more life in it.

Quote#2: "17th-century London theatre, octagonal and open to the sky, near Bankside, Southwark, where many of Shakespeare's plays were performed by Richard Burbage and his company,"(Hutchinson p.1).

Commentary: The construction of the theatre was very different than any other but cause it was made in a octagon shape and had a open roof so when it rained it will fall on the people watching.It was cool because when I rained it would rain on the stage and it would for more real with all that rain on the actors.

Quote#3: "Its stage occupied the open-air space, with a pit in front for standing viewers. The stage was surrounded by several levels of seating,"(Seidel,p.1)

Commentary: The stage is like concerts now in day because people are can be right next to stage and then there are seating further out.People are so close up to the stage they can see up the actors nose and touch them and when is rains people can't have umbrella because it can block the view of people.

Quote#4: "In 1613, the Globe burned down. It was rebuilt on the same foundation and reopened in 1614,"(Hutchinson p.2).

Commentary: The globe somehow burnt down in 1613 but it was rebuilt and open by 1614.

This shows that a lot of people cared about the theater because it was quickly built after it was burned down and i bet every building was built that quickly.


Quote#5: "Royal Shakespeare Company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the plays of William Shakespeare and other playwrights of his time, modern classical dramas, and new works,"(Royal,P.1).

Commentary: This company was inspired about shakespeare's plays and how they were played in the globe theatre that they made a theatre like it and presented shakespeare's plays in it.

As you can see that companies were inspired by the globe theatre that they tried to make theatres and tried to act just like them.

Quote#6: "The RSC performs in three theaters in Stratford. It presents a variety of plays but remains faithful to its tradition of staging new interpretations of Shakespeare,"(Royal,P.2).

Commentary: This theatre company got big after playing Shakespeare's plays because people were so fascinated by his work.Now that company has three theatre that play Shakespeare's plays so that people all over london can enjoy it and that's how big of an impact that the globe theatre gave to the company.

Quote#7: "An independent library in Washington, D.C., houses one of the world's most important collections of books by and about William Shakespeare,"(Folger, P.1).

Commentary: Many companies got influenced from shakespeares play that were played in theaters like the Globe theatre.Like this company they hold all of shakespeares big plays because of how well done they where preformed in the theaters.


Quote#8: "Today, there are theaters in many nations dedicated to staging Shakespeare’s works,"(Lander, P.2).

Commentary: People from all over the towns come to the globe theatre to go have a good time and watch Shakespeare’s plays.It was not a big theatre but people made it work and it was usually always packed with people to watch the plays.

Quote#9: "It was written and performed in 1599, possibly the first Shakespeare play staged at the Globe Theater, owned by Shakespeare and his acting company, in the Southwark borough of London,"(Seidel, P.1).

Commentary: The Globe theatre was constructed right in front of the stage so that they can fit as much people as possible.So people that were right up to the stage were able to see up the people nose in the play that's how close people were to the stage.

Quote#10: "People in the Globe theatre could not carry any umbrellas in the theater at any time,"(Seidel, P.3)

Commentary: The reason why people at first would even have umbrellas is because that the globe theatre had a open roof so sometimes it would rain but the audience would have to deal with it.They couldn't have umbrellas in the theatre because people didn't want to ruin someone else's experience in the theater because they could not see the play because someone was holding a umbrella and blocking their vision and it added more life on the stage when it rained and people enjoyed it.


Works Cited

“Folger Shakespeare Library.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

“Globe Theatre.” Hutchinson Encyclopedia Of Britain (2014): 5129. History Reference Center. Web. 1 Dec. 2016.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 6 Dec. 2016.

Seidel, Michael. “Henry V.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 8 Dec. 2016.

Seidel, Michael. “Globe Theatre.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.


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