The Globe Theatres
By Maria Duijndam
The Globe Theatre in 1599
The audience was vital to the plays as they often expressed what they thought of the play. In 1602, the audience really outdid themselves; they damaged chairs, walls and curtains because the play wasn't to their liking. Actors used humor, violence and music to keep the people entertained and not lose their attention.
The Globe in 1999
The Globe theatre was originally built on the south side of the river Thames but was destroyed by a fire in 1613. They reconstructed it once more and finished in 1614, but closed it in 1642. Centuries later, in 1989, foundations of the Globe were found and people took an interest. Sam Wanamaker decided he wanted to rebuild the theatre. The modern reconstruction of the Globe theatre began, and it finally opened again in 1997.