The Globe Theatre has many interesting facts. Also, it is very interesting to learn about. For example, did you know that the Globe Theatre has been reconstructed over 2 times?
The Globe Theatre had an audience of one-thousand-five hundred plus people, but three-thousand people was to the point where people would have to flock the gorunds of the theater.
Audience of the Globe Theater
The Globe Theatre has a very big inside and outside. The Globe Theatre has always had an enormous audience when plays are going on.
William Shakespeare, as you know was the author of the well-know play, Romeo and Juliet. But, he was also a partial owner of the Globe Theatre. William Shakespeare had approximately 12.5 % of the ownership over the Globe Theatre, but as the theater became more well-know and popular his ownership over the theater increased.
Here are some quotes that state facts about the Globe Theatre.
- "The Globe Theater was round on the inside, but not on the outside. The original Globe Theater was made out of the timbers of London's first playhouse."The Globe was round or polygonal on the outside and probably round on the inside.Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe.The brothers Cuthbert and Richard Burbage constructed the theater in 1599 from the timbers of London's first playhouse, called The Theatre." - This means that the GT was round on the inside, but not on the outside. The original GT was made out of the timbers of London's first playhouse.
- "There was no heating in the Globe theatre. Plays were performed in the summer months and transferred to the indoor playhouses during the winter. The Globe was built in a similar style to the Coliseum, but on a smaller scale - other Elizabethan Theatres followed this style of architecture - they were called amphitheatres. Many of the boy actors died of poisoning due to the vast quantities of lead in their make-up." - The GT had many problems including no heating or no cooling system, and a majority of the boy actors died of poisoning due to problems in the makeup.
- "The Globe Theater had a 1500 plus audience capacity. Up to 3000 people would flock to the theatre and its grounds." - The maximum amount of people that could fit into the GT is 3,000 but on a daily basis, the GT would have a 1,500 plus audience.
- "Globe Theatre was an early open-air English theater in London. Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe. The brothers Cuthbert and Richard Burbage constructed the theater in 1599 from the timbers of London's first playhouse, called The Theatre." - A majority of William Shakespeare's first plays were performed at the GT.
- "The theater may have held as many as 3,000. The Globe was shut down in 1642 and torn down in 1644. A reconstruction of the theater was completed 200 yards (183 meters) from the original site in 1996, and it officially opened in 1997." - The GT could seat up to three-thousand people, and the theater was shut down then reconstructed in 1996, and it opened in 1997.
- "William Shakespeare was a shareholder who owned 12.5% of The Globe Theatre. As a young writer Shakespeare bought shares in the theatre andbenefited financially as his popularity grew." - William Shakespear was a partial owner of the GT and he got more and more ownership over it as it became more popular.