Thesis: What was Shakespeare's Theaters like back in his time?
Quote 1: " By the late 1500's Elizabethan plays were being performed in two kinds of theater buildings- later called public and private theaters," (Lander).
Commentary 1: In this quote it talked about two kinds of theaters that the Elizabethan plays where played at. I chose this quote because in the late 1500's they played in separate theaters. This also shows back in Shakespeare's time his plays were not played in the same place.
Quote 2: "Public Theaters were larger than private ones and held at least 2,500 people.Most of Shakespeare's plays were written for the public theater" , (Lander).
Commentary: Back during Shakespeare's time public and private theaters were a big competition. Public theaters had more people attending because private theaters were for upper class people. Private theaters only performed during daylight hours because they did not have lights. How were these two theaters knowable in their own ways during Shakespeare's time?
Quote 3: "There there is no outer stage; there is only the inner stage and a large curtain separates it from the audience. The effect is like looking inside a window or inside a picture frame" (Anderson).
Commentary: The meaning of this quote is that the Globe theater, the way the theater was constructed is different. Also since there is no outer stage it is a different view. I chose this quote because it makes the reader visualize they way it is constructed. Moreover, that it is different from they it was built back then compare to now.
Quote 4: "Consisted of only men and boys because women did not perform on the Elizabethan stage. A typical acting company had 8 to 12 sharers, a number of salaried workers, and apprentices." (Lander).
Commentary: Back in Shakespeare time woman did not perform in plays. Only men where allowed and men also played women parts as well. Why is it that back in Shakespeare time men were only allowed to perform? And what changed this "law' or 'rule" to allowing women to participate in theater?
Structure of William Shakespeare's Theater
Quote 5: "There there is no outer stage; there is only the inner stage and a large curtain separates it from the audience. The effect is like looking inside a window or inside a picture frame" (Anderson).
Commentary: The meaning of this quote is that the Globe theater, the way the theater constructed is different. Also since there is no outer stage it is a different view.I chose this quote because it makes the reader visualize they way it is constructed. Moreover, that it is different from they it was built back then compare to now.
Quote 6: 'Sound effects had an important part in Elizabethan drama. Trumpet blasts and drum rolls were common. Sometimes unusual sounds were created, such as "the noise of a sea-fight" called for in Antony and Cleopatra. Music also played a vital role," (Lander).
Commentary: The meaning of this quote is that sound effects played a important role during Shakespeare's play. Also that the music during that time is played differently than today. This fits from what i know because in today modern theater music is played softly and back in his times it was loud. I wonder what make music effect way different than today?
Quote 7: "Royal Shakespeare Company is an English theater organization dedicated to presenting the play of William Shakespeare and other play right of his time modern classical dramas and new works the company also known as the RSC performs at its own theater at Stafford upon Avenue on England Shakespeare's birthplace the company also stages plays in London" ( Seidi)
Commentary: Back in Shakespeare's time he had a company that would organize his theory such as structures and etc.. Also that' shows Shakespeare took pride into his theaters during his time. I chose this quote because it shows that back in his times even though Shakespeare owned many theaters he took pride into them individually also that he contributed to his career.
Quote 8: "In 1599, Burbage's theater was torn down and its timbers were used by Shakespeare and his company to build the Globe Theater. This was the theater where Shakespeare wrote most of his plays", (Anderson).
Commentary:he Globe Theater was originally the Burbage's theater From which Shakespeare had bought and built. Also the Plays written by Shakespeare was performed in The Globe Theater.I chose this quote because personally learning That the Globe Theater was originally the Burbage theater was new information. In addition, The Globe Theater was probably recognized by the performances of Shakespeare's plays.
Quote 9:" The Globe Theatre was burned in 1613 was rebuilt in 1614 and was destroyed by the Puritans in 1644. A working replica opened in 1697", (Adams).
Commentary: The Globe Theater has been through rough times throughout that time period. It has been destroyed less than a year apart.Why is it that the Glove theatre has been burnt down. What outcome has been brought in that time?
Quote 10: "Henry V is a five-act play by the English dramatist William Shakespeare. it's full title is King Henry Vl. It was the written and performance in 1599 possibly the first Shakespeare play at the Globe Theater" (Seidi).
Commentary: In this quote it explains about King Henry being the first play to be performed at the globe. Also that it was a sorta major thing. Why did Shakespeare write about King Henry Vl? To add this play that Shakespeare wrote is a high ranking play.
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.
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Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.
"Royal Shakespeare Company." World Book Advanced, 2016. Web 9. Dec. 16
Seidi, M. (2016). "Henry. V" In World Book, 2016 Web. 9 Dec. 2016
In this picture shows the exterior of the Globe Theater.
This is what the outside of the Globe theater looked like.
This video shows the interior of the Globe Theater and Elizabeth era Theater.