The Globe Theater By: Hayle Carbajal P.5

Thesis: What is the Globe Theater like? The three important parts to the Globe Theater is itself, how it impacted history, and what was is like and what it looks like.

The Globe Theatre:

Quote #1: "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." (Seidel)

Commentary: The Globe Theater is an open air English theater in London. All of William Shakespeare's plays were first presented in The Globe Theater.

Quote #2: "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. Shakespeare owned a modest percentage of the theater and its operations." (Seidel)

Commentary: The Globe Theater in on the Bank side on the south side of River Thames in the Southwark. Shakespeare got a little of the percentage of the theater and its operations.

Quote #3: "The plays were performed in the afternoon. Since the stage was open to the sky, there was no need for stage lighting." (Anderson).

Commentary: Since the the Globe Theater did not have an roof there is sunlight shining into the Globe Theater. That is the reason why they have it in the afternoon.

Quote #4: "Historic London theaters include the Haymarket (1720, rebuilt 1821) Drury Lane (1663), and Her Majesty's (1705), both rebuilt several times. More recent buildings include the Barbican Theatre (1982), the Royal National Theatre (1976), and the reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (1996)," (The Hutchinson Dictionary of the Arts).

Commentary: There was so many theaters being rebuilt during the 17th century to the 19th century. The Globe Theatre been rebuilt several times to get the perfect theater.


Quote #5:" Shakespeare’s plays appeal to readers as well as to theatergoers. His plays—and his poems—have been reprinted and translated countless times. Indeed, a publishing industry flourishes around Shakespeare, as critics and scholars examine every aspect of the man, his writings, and his influence," (Lander).

Commentary: Shakespeare's plays inspired readers and theatergoers. All of his poem and his play have been reprinted and translates. Also, publishing industry, as critics and scholars look at the aspect of the man, his influence, and his writings.

Quote #6: "Royal Shakespeare Company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the plays of William Shakespeare and other playwrights of his time, modern classical dramas, and new works. The company, also known as the RSC, performs at its own theater at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Shakespeare's birthplace. The company also stages plays in London. It ranks among the leading theater ensembles in the world," (Royal Shakespeare Company).

Commentary: The company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the play of Shakespeare and other plays of his time, to new classic dramas and new works. So, the company performs play is in its own theater at Stratford- upon-Avon, England, also in England.

What it looks like and what was it like:

Quote #7: "But most of the Globe’s audience consisted of prosperous citizens, such as merchants, craftworkers, and their wives, and members of the upper class. The theaters of London were an attraction, and visitors to the city were often part of the audience," (Lander).

Commentary: The Globe had different audiences like, merchants, craftworkers, and their wives. Also, member of the upper class and the theater attracted London and visitors to the city were often part of the audience.

Quote #8: "The stage occupied one end of the pit. For the price of admission, the poorer spectators, called groundlings,could stand in the pit and watch the show. For an extra fee, wealthier patrons could sit on benches in the galleries,"(Lander).

Commentary: So the poorer people stand in the pit, they are called the groundlings. But, the wealthier people could sit on the benches in the galleries.

Quote #9: "The stage of a public theater was a large platform that projected into the pit. This arrangement allowed the audience to watch from the front and sides. The performers, nearly surrounded by spectators, thus had close contact with most of their audience," (Lander).

Commentary: e stage was large platform in front of the pit. The pit is where the audience was allowed to watch form the sides to the front. The actors are close to the audience so they have contact.

Quote #10:"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)

Commentary: The Globe was a polygonal on the outside and it was round on the inside. They theater was only held as many as 3,000 people.

Works Cited

“ Anderson, Robert, Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match” ELA Wednesday, 07, 2016

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

“Royal Shakespeare Company.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

Seidel, Michael. “Globe Theatre.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 7 Dec. 2016.

“Theater.” The Hutchinson Dictionary of the Arts. 2002: n.p. SIRS Renaissance. Web. 07 Dec. 2016.Copy


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