Global Theater By Analise Wilson P.6

Thesis:The globe theater influenced modern theater with its modern like structure, construction, and shakespeare

Structure:

Quote #1:"In the earliest theatrical performances, the dramatist performed all artistic functions, including acting"(Wilmeth)

Commentary:In old theater productions one person would do everything including being on stage acting.

A dramatist is a person who writes plays

Quote#2:"The stage was surrounded by several levels of seating"(Seidel).

Commentary: The idea of their theater is still used in modern theater.

In today, they have multiple levels of seating.

Quote #3: "Four basic types of stage are used in today's theater. They are (1) the proscenium stage, (2) the open stage, also called a thrust stage or a platform stage, (3) the theater-in-the-round or arena stage, and (4) the flexible stage space"(Wilmeth).

Commentary: there are 4 types of stages that were based off of old theater performances

Each stage has their own special features that make it the way it is

Construction of the Theater:

Quote #4:"Most of the great English playwright William Shakespeare's plays were first presented at the Globe"(Seidel).

Commentary: The theater was constructed in 1599 from the timbers of London's first playhouse, called the theatre

The theater was built by the brother Cuthbert and Richard Burbage

Quote #5:"The English actor and theatrical manager James Burbage had built the structure on leased land"(Lander).

Commentary: Most of the 1590's Lord Chamberlain’s Men performed in a building called The Theatre

The Theatre and moved it across the River Thames to a new site in Southwark

Quote #6:"The Globe proved to be a wise investment, and it remained a home to Shakespeare’s acting company until the religious reformers known as Puritans closed the theaters in 1642, during the English Civil War"(Lander).

Commentary:The globe belonged to Shakespeare and his company for many years

The globe si one of the most famous theaters in the world

Shakespeare:

Quote #7: "His plays have been a vital part of the theater in the Western world since they were written about 400 years ago"(Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare's idea of the theater has been around for 400 years.

His theater ideas have influenced that way modern theaters are today

Quote #8:"Shakespeare’s plays have attracted large audiences in big, sophisticated cities and in small, rural towns"(Lander).

Commentary:His plays and theaters attracted the audiences to watch the plays

Even if the plays were in small towns many people would show up to the plays

Quote #9:"His works have helped shape the literature of all English-speaking countries"(Lander).

Commentary: He not only shape theaters today but the the literature of all English-speaking countries

Quote#10:"By the late 1590’s, Shakespeare not only had become an established writer but also had become prosperous"(Lander)

Commentary:His writing of plays is what made is prosperous and famous throughout history

He didn't become prosperous overnight

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare’s life.” 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.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 Dec. 2016.

Seidel, Michael. “Globe Theatre.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

“William Shakespeare.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1-4. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.

Wilmeth, Don B. “Theater.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

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