It is a symbol of England's artistic heritage, primarily Shakespeare's plays, which were often performed in the original Globe. Today, the Globe puts on not only Shakespeare's great works but also other dramatic works. It operates as a major tourist attraction, drawing theater lovers from all over the world. It was opened in Southwark after his death in 1997. The circular symbol of the new logo is a polygon; a 20-sided shape that has been inspired by the architecture of the original theatre. It also references the prologue of Shakespeare's play Henry V, where the theatre is described as a “wooden O”. The area was surrounded by market stalls offering food, drink, and merchandise. The place had a bawdy festival like atmosphere. Commoners and nobles alike arrived early to enjoy the naughty atmosphere. Actors performed short previews outside on the green. From 1909, the current Gielgud Theatre was called "Globe Theatre", until it was renamed (in honour of John Gielgud) in 1994. Globe Theatre Interior The Galleries. The Entrance. Stairs and Access. The Stage. The Pit, the Yard, the Galleries. The Heavens, the Frons Scenae, Lord's rooms, Gentlemen's rooms, Tiring House and the Hut.
The Globe is known because of William Shakespeare's (1564–1616) involvement in it. In the 1590s an outbreak of the plague prompted authorities to close London theaters. At the time Shakespeare was a member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, an acting company.
The first Globe, based on the skeleton of the original Theatre of 1576, was unique not just as the most famous example of that peculiar and short-lived form of theatre design but because it was actually the first to be built specifically for an existing acting company and financed by the company itself.
The original Globe was an Elizabethan theatre which opened in Autumn 1599 in Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames, in an area now known as Bankside. The Globe was built in 1599 using timber from an earlier theatre, The Theatre, that had been built by Richard Burbage's father, James Burbage, in Shoreditch in 1576.
The Globe Theatre was constructed in 1599, out of timber taken from the Theatre. It stood next to the Rose, on the south side of the Thames, and was the most elaborate and attractive theatre yet built.
Or for a penny or so more, you could sit more comfortably on a cushion. The most expensive seats would have been in the 'Lord's Rooms'. Admission to the indoor theatres started at 6 pence.
Today. Today, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre stands around 230m (750ft) from the original Globe site. Because the theatre is circular, there is no roof over the centre of the structure, so plays are only staged during the summer.
Kabuki (??? ) is a traditional Japanese form of theater with roots tracing back to the Edo Period. It is recognized as one of Japan's three major classical theaters along with noh and bunraku, and has been named as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Shakespeare wrote his palys for everybody, so there were many social classes, who went to see his plays. From the “groundlings”, who include all people, who weren't very rich, to those who paid far more to sit in the "Gentlemen's rooms" or the "Lords' room".
Globe Theatre Fact 16 The Globe Theatre burnt down in 1613 when a special effect on stage went wrong.
The Globe Theatre is open-air. The temperature is dependent upon the weather. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an indoor venue with a temperature controlled air handling system.
It's been speculated that he died of syphilis or was even murdered. Helen explores the theory that comes from a diary written by a Stratford Vicar 50 years after Shakespeare's death. It tells of Shakespeare going out drinking with his writing friends and then dying of a fever shortly afterward.