By: Julia Rose, Ivan Moreno, Vivian Morano, Kristian Wagner
Structure & Audience
Pictures of The Globe
Women At The Globe
Theatre performances were held in the afternoon, because, of course, there was no artificial lighting. Men and women attended plays, but often the women would wear a mask to disguise their identity. Women who attended theatre were often looked down upon, in fact if a woman was attending the theatre it was generally assumed she was a prostitute. This is because the theatre was considered an unseemly place, and most people thought that women should be at home with their children.
Coming to an End
The Globe was only in use until 1613, when on June 29 a fire broke out at the Globe Theatre . The canon used for special effects, was loaded with gunpowder and wadding. The thatched roof caught on fire and the Globe Theatre burned to the ground. In 1614 the Globe Theatre was rebuilt, referred to as Globe 2.
The Globe Today
Since the Globe Theatre reconstruction opened for performances in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has welcomed visitors from all over the world to take part in workshops, lectures and staged readings; to visit the exhibition and tour the Globe Theatre, and to watch productions, ranging from original practices to world premières of new writings.
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