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    During the 1500’s and 1600’s theaters were a big deal expecially from one group in particular, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Their first theater was simply called Theatre, in 1576 James Burbage leased a plot of land in London for 21 years with permission to build from Giles Allen then built a Theatre. All was well until 1597 when the 21 year lease ended and Giles Allen did not approve of the whole theatre idea. He then raised the price of the lease to an exorbitant level. The Lord Chamberlain’s men were forced to move to the Curtain Theater, which was 200 yards south of Theatre while trying to negotiate with Giles. Richard Burbage who was son of James and was Shakespeare’s friend and played majority of the lead roles in plays found a clause in the former lease allowing them to dismantle Theatre. On December 28,1598 it was snowing and Giles was out of town for Christmas they dismantled the Theatre and moved it to the southbank of the river Thames in Southwark,London where carpenter Peter Smith and his workers built a theater called The Globe Theater, based on the design and architecture of Theatre. 6 men financed the land and building cost of the Globe, Cuthbert Burbage, Richard Burbage, William Shakespeare, John Heminges, Augustine Phillips and Thomas Pope. Cuthbert Burbage got 50% and everyone else got 12.5% because Burbage provided the lease and materials. They leased the new land for 31 years. The Globe required a few building tools, including but not limited to: the…

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    career as a joiner, a person who builds the wooden parts of any building. Then, he changed his career to acting. This was a strange choice in the early Elizabethan era because actors were seen as nothing better than people looking for jobs. He soon became the first Englishman to hold a theatrical license (“James Burbage”). He became the head of his acting troupe, called “Leicester’s Men,” then built the very first theatre of the Elizabethan Era with his brother-in-law, John Brayne, called “The…

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    Unlike a lot of other neighbourhoods in London, Shoreditch always seems to divide opinion. With some people loving the vibe, culture and area, while others… not so much! Shoreditch is an area of London that always surprises me, the area changes at such a fast pace! One day there is some secret underground supper-club and by the next day it has been transformed into a circus themed dentist surgery, being entertained by lion tamers while getting your teeth checked… :-) … Okay, so a slight…

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    Before the first theatres, playwrights and actors performed in towns, college halls, inn courtyards, and private houses (“The Original Globe”). When the Globe was built, theatres had only been around for roughly five years. Not only was William Shakespeare an amazing playwright, he helped design one of the first theatres! The beautiful Globe Theatre lied on the south of the river Thames (Mabillard). One woman described it as “one of the most elaborate and attractive theatres built.” The…

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    William Shakespeare is known as one of the greatest writers or poets in history. He is widely known as the greatest writer in the English language, and also known as the “Bard of Avon”. Some of Shakespeare’s first plays were performed at the Globe including: Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King Lear and some others. The Globe is one of the most famous theatres there is. The first Globe was built by the company Shakespeare was in, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Richard Burbage was the company’s leading…

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    The globe theatre is a very historical place. The globe was built in 1599, using materials from an older theatre which was built in 1576. It is a very interesting place considering all of the plays, and the famous people that watched, wrote or even took part in the plays. Some of the most popular plays in the world were shown and acted out in the globe theatre. The exact pinpoint location is currently unknown, they have only been able to get an idea of its location by finding pieces of the…

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    Shakespeare performed a lot of plays during his lifetime. Most of these plays were performed at the Globe Theatre. Today it is known as the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. When the Globe Theater first was built, the carpenters till performed, even after many transitions of destruction and reconstruction of the building. And workmen used lumber from a previous theatre that was torn down. Many great plays were performed in this theatre. Many of these plays are still performed in another theater nearby…

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    “ I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” (Oscar Wilde) Many people, much like Oscar Wilde, share the love of theatre. Theatre, or other play like performances, have been around since the beginning of time. They first evolved from simple storytelling, to huge productions, much like the Broadway Theatre. This form of entertainment first gain traction in popularity, in…

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    Shakespeare’s Globe Theater was built so lots of people could see his plays. It was built in 1599 on the Thames River in the Bankside District of London, England. It was three stories tall and could hold about 3,000 people. The Gallery is where the people sat to watch the plays. The benches they sat on were very steep. Some people couldn’t pay to sit in the gallery. They were called groundlings. They only had to pay 1 penny to watch while standing in the yard. The stage was maybe 45 feet wide…

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    The Moulding of Shakespeare’s Colourful World The world is shaped and moulded by the artists of the past, and the artist that created the most significant shift in the world was William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre. The first Globe Theatre was one of the first playhouses in London and viewing the shows there was past time for many of the people in England.The original Globe burned down and then was rebuilt. The second Globe Theatre was torn down as theatres were closed. The third Globe…

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