Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

By: Kaylee, Gloria, Berkley, John, Manuel

Why was the Globe built?

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men (Shakespeare’s acting troupe) needed a place to perform their plays so they could compete with other acting troupes.

Facts about the Globe Theatre

  • Original globe was 3 stories and held about 3000 people.
  • Although most of Shakespeare's plays were held there, he only owned 12% of the theatre.
  • It was founded near the Thames River ( just outside of London ).

Locations of the theatre!

Problems at the Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre Policy

There were a lot of fights between actors in the theatre and especially between audience members. There was also risk of spread of disease(the plague). Also there were problems of drug dealing in the Globe theatre. Another problem that occured was prostitution in the Globe theatre. Finally there was also a problem of theft between people.
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How Shakespeare was associated with the Globe

During his lifetime, Shakespeare's plays were performed on stages in private theatres, provincial theatres, and playhouses. They were acted out in the yards of bawdy inns and in the great halls of the London inns of court. Although the Globe is certainly the most well known of all the Renaissance stages associated with Shakespeare and is rightfully the primary focus of discussion, a brief introduction to some of the other Elizabethan theatres of the time provides a more complete picture of the world in which Shakespeare lived and worked.

And if you didn't know Shakespeare was not the one that made the Globe. He only invested money in it, he wasn't even the main investor.

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Question Time!!

  1. What is the theatre called?
  2. What was the original height of the theatre?
  3. The theatre was a Godly place. True or False?
  4. Where were most of Shakespeare's plays performed?
  5. What went on a lot in the theatre besides the performances?