Shakespeare and his Globe Theatre By Scott MacDonald

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  • Shakespeare and his Globe Theatre By Scott MacDonald
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  • William Shakespeare b Shakespeare owned shares in the Globe and one of his main partners was Richard Burbage. b Shakespeare is famous for his plays, but he also wrote sonnets.
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  • Shakespeares Playhouse b This is a modern reproduction of the Globe Theatre. b The Globe had and still does have twenty sides. b Most of his plays were designed for the Globe.
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  • Why the Globe Appears Round b This picture depicts a Globe Theatre that is circular, but the Globe is not a circle. b The Globe has twenty sides and from a distance, it does look like a circle.
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  • The Reconstructed Floor Plan b This is based on the archaeological findings of the original Globe. b This is also the floor plan of the new Globe in England.
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  • A Misconception About The Globe b This is based on an early belief that the Globe is an eight sided theatre. b The belief was common and not until recently did anyone challenge this.
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  • The Galleries b The galleries are the sections were wealthy people would sit to watch a play. b There are three levels of galleries, which cost more money the higher one goes.
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  • The Yard b The yard is the area where most of the audience stands to watch a play. b It costs a penny to watch from the yard. b The yard slopes downward towards the stage.
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  • The Globes Stage b This is a recontruction of the Globes stage. b It is a square and it protrudes into the audience. b The stage is bare and it leaves a lot to the imagination.
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  • The Roof b The roof of the Globe was and is made out of thatch, which is straw. b This type of roof was banned in England until the rebuilding of the Globe.
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  • The End