The Globe Theater - the Productions The purpose built Globe theatre allowed stage productions to become quite sophisticated with the use of massive props such as fully working canons, although it would of course had to be left on stage for the entire performance of the play.
Maps of London clearly show the architecture of the Globe Theatre, and these have enabled an approximate picture of the old Globe Theatre to be drawn.
To sit on the second gallery, you put another penny in the box held by the man at the second flight of stairs. With the Restoration of the English monarchy andand the demise in the power of the Puritans in Theatres finally open again.
There was a constant demand for new material!! The canon used for special effects, such as heralding great entrances, was loaded with gunpowder and wadding. The plays were extremely popular and attracted vast audiences to the Globe.
The audiences only dropped during outbreaks of the bubonic plague, which was unfortunately an all too common occurrence during the Elizabethan era. A grasping man, he disapproved of theatrical productions, Theatre in general, and raised the price of the lease of Theatre to an exorbitant level.
William Shakespeare no doubt used these periods of closure to write more plays and go home to Stratford. In Cromwell dies and the power of the Puritan starts to decline.
There was money to be made!! The complete scene of the play was not explained to the actors until it was actually being performed. Men and women attended plays, but often the prosperous women would wear a mask to disguise their identity.
The site of the old Globe theatre was rediscovered in the 20th century and a reconstruction of a New Globe Theatre has been built near the spot. The subject matter of the plays would often be vulgar and bawdy. Rivalry between Theatres Playhouses was enormous!!
It was also reputed to be a brothel and gambling house. Theaters were not only used to show plays.
There would be Stalls selling merchandise and refreshments creating a market day atmosphere. The sight of Shakespearean actors apparently flying must have been quite amazing to the diiscerning Elizabethan Theater audiences. This culminated in when all playhouses were ordered to be pulled down.
All players were to be seized and whipped, and anyone caught attending a play to be fined five shillings. The vast crowds and the popularity of the London Theaters needed some additional controls. The work of demolishing Theatre and transporting the timber across the River Thames was noisily undertaken by the Acting Troupe themselves.
Towering above the Globe was a small tower with a flag pole. Please click the appropriate link to access a Timeline of the old Globe Theatre. The stage floor had trap-doors allowing for additional surprising incidents. Elizabethan and Shakespearean Advertising! Plays and Propaganda Strolling players of actors had been popular for centuries in England but as there were no initial regulations it was possible to use plays as a vehicle for propaganda.
The Puritans were a religious faction and the term came into general usage at the end of the reign of Queen Mary I Bloody Mary.
Giles Allen was absolutely furious. The acting profession was not a credible one and it was unthinkable that any woman would appear in a play. Then when the show started, the men went and put the boxes in a room backstage - the Elizabethan box office.
In Even stricter rules were passed regarding stage plays and theatres. The behaviour of some the audience was the worse! But Burbage found a clause in their former lease allowing them to dismantle Theatre building.
All theaters located in the City were forced to move to the South side of the River Thames. Plays still however often led to heated debates in Theaters and arguments erupted.The Globe Theater is a huge success The Globe Theatre was a huge success and as it had been built in close proximity to the Bear Garden.
The profits of the Bear Garden slumped and in Henslowe and Edward Alleyn (the most famous actor in Elizabethan England) had it demolished and replaced with a new playhouse which they called The Hope Theatre (aptly named!).
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