Globe Theatre By Chase Young

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Shakespeare portrayed his plays by the design of his theater.


"Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), was an English playwright, poet, and actor. Many people regard him as the world’s greatest dramatist and the finest poet England has ever produced.

Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays, two major narrative poems, a sequence of sonnets, and several short poems. His works have been translated into a remarkable number of languages, and his plays are performed throughout the world. His plays have been a vital part of the theater in the Western world since they were written about 400 years ago. Through the years, most serious actors and actresses have considered the major roles of Shakespeare to be the supreme test of their art."(Lander 3)


Shakespeare, an author of all the plays produced at the Globe Theatre, was considered one of the "world's greatest dramatist" and "the finest poet England has ever produced." from the plays he wrote.

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"Besides influencing language and literature, Shakespeare has affected other aspects of our culture. His plays and poems have long been a required part of a liberal education. Generations of people have absorbed his ideas concerning heroism, romantic love, loyalty, and the nature of tragedy as well as his portraits of particular historical characters. To this day, most people imagine Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra, and Richard III as Shakespeare portrayed them."(Lander 11)


Shakespeare wrote his plays to go along with emotions or actions such as love or heroism as well as his role for certain characters.

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"Shakespeare’s poetry is full of vivid metaphors and brilliant images. His verbal skill also reveals itself in a tendency for word play and puns. Critics and readers acknowledge his superb way with words even when the richness of his language blurs the sense of what his text means."(Lander 6)


Shakespeare's plays use much older language than our common language today.

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"He is the most famous writer in the world, but he left us no journals or letters--he left us only his poems in his plays."(Anderson 4)


Shakespeare didn't leave any trace of his history except for his plays and poems.

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"17th-century London theatre , octagonal and open to the sky, near Bankside, Southwark, where many of Shakespeare's plays were performed by Richard Burbage and his company."(Hutchinson 2)


.The theatre's architecture was an open-roof octogan located Southwark, London. This original name for the theatre was "London theatre" and preformed most of Shakespeare's plays.

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"By the late 1500’s, Elizabethan plays were being performed in two kinds of theater buildings—later called public and private theaters. Public theaters were larger than private ones and held at least 2,500 people. They were built around a courtyard that had no roof. Public theaters gave performances only during daylight hours because they had no artificial lights. Private theaters were smaller, roofed structures. They had candlelight for evening performances. Private theaters charged higher prices and were designed to attract a higher-class audience. The King’s Men only acquired an indoor theater, the Blackfriars, in 1608 and began to perform there in 1609."(Lander 18)


There were two different theatre's back then. Private and Public. Private had roofed and smaller size theatres were as Public were open and bigger size theatres to hold more people. Shakespeare's theatre was a public heatre holding 3,000 people.

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"Many of the greatest plays in the English language opened at the original Globe , built in Southwark on the Elizabethan bankside in 1599. As many as 3,000 people at a time filled the galleries and yard to see a play"(Ruggles 1)


Some of the most popular and famous plays orchestrated by Shakespeare were put on at this theatre.

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"The plays were preformed in the after-noon. Since the stage was open to the sky, there was no need for stage lighting. There were very few sets (scenery, furniture, and so on). The stage was "set" by the language."(Anderson 8)


This part from the article is stating that the plays had to be put on during the after-noon when the sun is above the sky so it can light up the whole theatre. Also, the stage was decorated by the setting of the play. For example, Romeo and Juliet would be decorated like a castle,

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"In one interesting aspect the theatre in Shakespeare's day was very different from the theatre we know today. Plays were originally preformed by the all-male medieval trade guilds, so all women's parts were played by boys. It would be many years before women appeared onstage in the professional English theatre. In Shakespeare's day, Juliet would have been played by a trained boy actor."(Anderson 20)


Shakespeare's plays back then were mostly preformed by only guys. This was probably from the roles as a male during back then and the roles women played.

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"Shakespeare’s plays have attracted large audiences in big, sophisticated cities and in small, rural towns. His works have been performed on the frontiers of Australia and New Zealand. They were part of the cultural life of the American Colonies and provided entertainment in the mining camps of the Old West. Today, there are theaters in many nations dedicated to staging Shakespeare’s works."(Lander 8)


Shakespeare's plays had such a wide impact on the society back then that it is still impacting today's. With such a wide impact his plays were performed across the world.

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. 776-77.

“Globe Theatre.” Hutchinson Encyclopedia Of Britain (2014): 5129. History Reference Center. Web. 11 Dec. 2016.

Lander, Jesse M. “Shakespeare, William.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 12 Dec. 2016.

Ruggles, Julie. “Raising Shakespeare’s Globe.” British Heritage 17.4 (1996): 10. History Reference Center. Web. 11 Dec. 2016.


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