Theatre in Shakespeare's Time Tyler lowe

"Shakespeare, William." Bloom's Literature, Accessed 1 Mar. 2017.

How many women actors did the company usually feature?

There was 26 people in Shakespeare's company. All of them were men and boys. No women. (The Elizabethan Theatre 1.)

Was Shakespeare an actor? what was the term used to refer to actors?

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How were seating arrangements for the audience? How did one get a seat?

They were closed-packed with first-come-first-serve. You have to arrive early to get a seat. (The Elizabethan Theatre 1.)

What type of people were Shakespeare's plays performed for?

Shakespeare's audience would have been composed of tanners, butchers, iron-workers, millers, seamen from the ships docked in the Thames, glovers, servants, shopkeepers, wig-makers, bakers, and countless other tradesmen and their families. (Shakespeare's Audience 1.)

What would the audience do if they did not like a performance?

They would throw oranges and other small objects at the actors. (The Elizabethan Theatre 2.)

What happened to the original Globe theatre?

The original Globe theatre was burned to the ground when a cannon shot during a performance of Henry VIII ignited the thatched roof of the gallery. (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 1.),w_1440/THE_GLOBE_FINAL_rt_uczloq.jpg

Where did the timbers to build the second Globe come from?

The Globe was built in 1599 using timber from an earlier theatre, The Theatre, which had been built by Richard Burbage's father, James Burbage, in Shoreditch in 1576. (The Elizabethan Theatre 2.)

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