The Globe Theater By: Sabrina Moreno Period 4

History: "The Globe is one of London's most respected theaters, attracting visitors and serious art lovers alike." (Lawrence, Sandra.)

Commentary: The globe is a well known theater best known for hosting the plays created by William Shakespeare and this theater is an actively visited attraction.

The Audience view of the stage

Fact: "Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe." (Seidel, Michael.)

Commentary: William Shakespeare is probably one of the most famous and respected play writes known.

Fact: "No one was convinced Shakespeare's Globe Theater would work." (Lawrence, Sandra.)

Commentary: It's hard now to imagine a time when the Globe Theater was not expected to be a success.

Builds and Re-builds: "Actor Sam Wanamaker found it almost impossible to raise enough cash to build what the snootier members of the arts world thought would be a horrible Disney-esque pastiche and the tourist executives thought would be too highbrow to tempt the hordes." (Lawrence, Sandra.)

Commentary: When there were obstacles (Funding) preventing the actor from the creation of the theater and people were doubtful about this project Wanamaker proved them wrong.

Fact: "1613 is when the Globe burned down, rebuilt on the same foundation and reopened in 1614, shut down in 1642 in 1644 it was torn down. A reconstruction of the theater was completed 200 yards from the original site in 1996 and officially opened in 1997." (Seidel, Michael.)

Commentary: Although the globe burned they still made time to rebuild it. When it got shut and torn down they still rebuilt it for the final time except this time it wasn't in the same location it was just yards away from the original location.

Fact: "It is to Wanamaker's credit that when he built the Globe, despite the nay-sayers, he also made provision for a second indoor theater to present some of the more intimate plays of the period." (Lawrence, Sandra)

Commentary: This showed the level of passion and vision for the future Wanamaker had in mind when constructing the project even with all of the people telling him he couldn't keep pursing the project he stayed determined finished the job that needed to get done and he did it better than expected proving all the nay-sayers wrong.

Actors: "By 1594, he was a charter member of the theatrical company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, which was later to become the King's Men." (Anderson, Robert)

Commentary: Even though the article didn't state that the King's Men acted at Globe theater, here is a high chance that the King Men eventually did make it to the Globe theater and preformed.

Fact: "All women parts were played by men" (Anderson, Robert)

Commentary: Since women were not allowed to act all of the female parts were only played by men.

Fact: "Actor Sam Wanamaker found it almost impossible to raise enough cash to build what the snootier members of the arts world thought would be a horrible Disney-esque pastiche and the tourist executives thought would be too highbrow to tempt the hordes. Both were wrong, of course, and the Globe is one of London's most respected theaters, attracting visitors and serious art lovers alike." (Lawrence, Sandra)

Commentary: When there were obstacles (Funding) preventing the actor from the creation of the theater and people were doubtful about this project Wanamaker proved them wrong. Now the Theater is one of the most respected theaters that is admired by many.

The Globe Theater and its Structure

Works Cited:

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

---. “William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius From Stratford.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-77.

“Globe” “Globe Theatre.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

“Globe” Lawrence, Sandra. “Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Brings Jacobean Theater.” British Heritage 35.2 (2014): 58-61. History Reference Center. Web. 6 Dec. 2016

Lawrence, Sandra. “Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Brings Jacobean Theater.” British Heritage 35.2 (2014): 58-61. History Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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

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