Da Globe Theater Cesar Hernandez Period 3

The Globe Theater is a historical building that has fallen and risen.

Building Da Globe Theater

“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).

Since it was built on the bank side, it was technically out of London's Jurisdiction. It was also free from censorship of the mayor of london. Because of this, Shakespeare didn't have any limitations on his writings or plays. Also, the Left Bank was considered a less desirable neighborhood, which became more “trendy” and valuable as the theatre profession flourished there.

“The original theatre was built in 1599 by Cuthbert Burbage”(Hutchinson Encyclopedia Of Britain "Globe" 1).

The Globe Theater was built on top of a preexisting theater. Cuthbert Burbage

was an English theatrical figure and builder of the Theatre in Shoreditch. From 1589 he was the owner of the ground lease of the Theatre. When Burbage died in 1636 at the age of 71, he was one of the keepers of the Globe.

“The Globe was round or polygonal on the outside and probably round on the inside” (Seidel,3).

As you already know the theater was built by Cuthbert Burbage. The theater may have held as many as 3,000 spectators.In Shakespears play Henry V , Shakespear called his theater a wooden O. It was a large round building,three stories high with a large platform stage that projected from one end into a yard open to the sky.was an English theatrical figure and builder of the Theater in Shoreditch. From 1589 he was the owner of the ground lease of the Theater. When Burbage died in 1636 at the age of 71, he was one of the keepers of the Globe.

“The Globe was round or polygonal on the outside and probably round on the inside” (Seidel, 3).

As you already know the theater was built by Cuthbert Burbage. The theater may have held as many as 3,000 spectators.In Shakespears play Henry V , Shakespear called his theater a wooden O. It was a large round building,three stories high with a large platform stage that projected from one end into a yard open to the sky.

Disaster

“It was burned down after a cannon fired during a performance of Henry VIII, set light to the thatch” (Hutchinson Encyclopedia Of Britain "Globe" 1).

During a performance of a Shakespeare classic, Henry VIII, the Globe Theater burned down. The cause of the accident was a cannon fire.When the cannon fire, it caused the thatch to catch fire which then spread.No one was hurt exept for a man who got a few burns.

“In 1613, the Globe burned down. It was rebuilt on the same foundation and reopened in 1614”(Covington, 1)

In 1613, as you know, the theater caught fire during a play. A year later it was rebuilt on the same foundation. After it was rebuilt, Shakespeare company kept performing plays.

“The Globe was shut down in 1642 and torn down in 1644” (Seidel, 2).

In it was 1642 it closed by an Ordinance issued on 6 September 1642. This ordinance ordered a closure of the London theatres. It was also issued by the Puritans.In 1644 it destroyed by the Puritans.

Today

“It burned in 1613, was rebuilt in 1614, and was destroyed by the Puritans in 1644. A working replica opened in 1997.”(Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, "Globe" 2).

As you know, the theater burned down during a play in 1613. A year after, in 1614 it was rebuilt on the same foundation. But in 1642, the Puritans issued the ordinence the ordered the closing of all theaters in London. And in 1644 it was torn down

“A reconstruction of the theater was completed 200 yards (183 meters) from the original site in 1996, and it officially opened in 1997” (Seidel, 2).

After an absence of nearly 400 years it was reconstructed in 1996. Shakespeare's Globe theater was rebuilt on the South Bank of the Thames River. This new location is located 200 yards from its original 1599 site. It opened in 1997

“The reconstruction was carefully researched so that the new building would be as faithful a replica as possible.” ( Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia,"Globe" 6).

They wanted the globe theater to look as much as the original theater. They eventually aided by the discovery as final plans were being made of the site of the original Globe itself. At the end of the construction the new theater had a bit of modernisations include the addition of sprinklers on the roof to protect against fire, and the fact that the theatre is partly joined onto a modern lobby, visitors centre and additional backstage support areas. But instead of the original capacity of 3000, it can only hold 1500 due to health and safety regulations.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespear 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. 776-77.

“Globe Theatre.” Hutchinson Encyclopedia Of Britain (2014): 5129. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016. It was burned down after a cannon, fired during a performance of Henry VIII, set light to the thatch.

“Globe Theatre.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 18 Nov. 2016. destroyed by the Puritans in 1644.

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

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