The Globe Theatre Connor McManus Mr.Forhane Period 4

The stage of the Globe Theatre.

Early history

Quote #1

"The brothers Cuthbert and Richard Burbage constructed the theater in 1599 from the timbers of London's first playhouse, called The Theatre. They erected the Globe in the area known as the Bank side on the south side of the River Thames in the suburb of Southwark" (Seidel 1)


The globe theatre was made from the first theatre ever made. The two brothers tore down londons first playhouse to build it.

Quote #2

"Its stage occupied the open-air space, with a pit in front for standing viewers. The stage was surrounded by several levels of seating. In 1613, the Globe burned down."(Pye, Valerie Clayman. 411-427)


The globe theater was had many seats and a pit where you could stand. it got to occupied and burned down.

Quote #3

The issue with many of these back-glimpsing encounters is that they can be staged as much as those in the “front”. MacCannell states that it is always possible for the tourist to be granted entry into a back region that is actually entry to another front region that has been staged in advance (Goffman 144–45).


the back door no matter what always led to the front in one way or another.

Quote #4

"The Shakespeare’s Globe logo both declares ownership as well as suggests the theatre space is “what it professes in origin”. As the spectator moves through Shakespeare’s Globe, these brand concepts continue to inform the perception of the space."(v.c pye 411-427).


The logo,a globe,resembles the space that it allows for the viewers.

Middle history

Quote #5

"The impetus to build Elizabethan theatre replicas – particularly replicas of the Globe – has been advancing since the 1888 discovery of the De Witt/van Buchell sketch of the Swan theatre and William Poel’s subsequent design for a reconstruction of the Globe nearly a decade later, which helped to spark the “Elizabethan Revival”.(v.c pye 411-427)


Quote #6

there are a great number of contemporary theatres attempting to “perform” some notion of “authenticity”, there is, perhaps, no other reconstruction of an Elizabethan theatre that comes closer to achieving this paradigm than Sam Wanamaker’s vision of Shakespeare’s Globe as it stands today on the Bankside in Southwark.(v.c pye 411-427).


people have been trying to replicate the elizabethan theaters,the globe theater,since 1888 but have not succeded.

Quote #7

"Little is known about the Globe's design except what can be learned from maps and evidence from the plays presented there. The Globe was round or polygonal on the outside and probably round on the inside. The theater may have held as many as 3,000 spectators."(Seidel 1)


the globe theater was an odd and very uncommon for the time. it could hold alot more people than other theaters at this time.

Modern history

Quote #7

"Goffman wrote of this social division in tourism, which identifies the “front” as suitable for guests, while the “back” remains exclusively for the performer, who navigates between the two In this way, the native secrets are kept from the tourist spectator, who is the purveyor of the cultural performance that takes place in the “front” place, which is suitable socially for their presence."(Goffman 144–45)


the stage consisted of 2 parts split by just a curtain and was actually one stage.

Quote #8

"irrespective of either its archaeological history or the history of Globe replicas, exists among a contemporary cityscape. Today’s panorama does not match Hollar’s long view of London, nor do we expect it to."(v.c pye 411-427)


replicas don't come near looking the same nor having the same style.

Quote #9

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.(v.c pye 411-427)


When they rebuilt the globe after it burned,it was very different with the actors and even the history.

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. 776-777.

Pye, Valerie Clayman. “Shakespeare’s Globe: Theatre Architecture And The Performance Of Authenticity.” Shakespeare (1745-0918) 10.4 (2014): 411-427.Literary Reference Center. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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


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