Evolution of the Theatre/The Globe/Shakespeare

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<ul><li> 1. The Evolution of the Theatre</li></ul> <p> 2. Tableaux and the Lives of the Saints taught the illiterate masses the Bible stories. 3. Mystery plays were about the mysteries found in Churchs teachings. 4. SHAKESPEARES THEATER: THE GLOBETHEATRE 5. Outside of Londons city limits, in Southwark, all sorts of illegal entertainment could be found. 6. Other theatres at the time were named The Theatre, The Rose, and The Swan. No pictures of The Globes interior survive; but it probably resembled The Roses interior closely. 7. Two views of the Globe 8. THE GLOBE THEATRE:A SNIPPET OF HISTORYDESIGNED IN 1599 AS AN OPEN-AIR THEATRE SPACE FOR WHICH SHAKESPEARE WORKED, AND WROTE PLAYS FOR WAS LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWARK DISTRICT, SOUTH OF RIVER THAMES, AKA THE SPORTING OR RED LIGHT DISTRICT. CONDEMNED LONDON AUTHORITIES, THE SOUTHWARK DISTRICT OPERATED OUTSIDE THE LEGAL REACH OF CITY OFFICIALS WHILE ELIZABETHAN THEATRE ATTRACTED THE POLERIAT, IT ALSO CARTERED TO A HIGH CLASS AUDIENCE THE GLOBE THEATRE CONSTITUTED A SMALL WORLD , HAD A LOGO OF HERCULES HOLDING UP THE EARTH THE ORIGINAL GLOBE WAS BURNED DOWN IN 1613 WHEN A CANON SHOT IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HENRY VIII IGNITED THE THATCHED ROOF OF THE GALLERY; WAS REBUILT IN 1614 WAS CLOSED DOWN BY THE PURITANS IN 1642 ALONG WITH OTHER THEATRES IN LONDON LATIN MOTTO: Totus mundus agit histrionem (TRANS. ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE OR ALL THE WORLD PLAYS THE ACTOR) 9. THE BIG PICTURE: THE LIFE OF AN ACTOR ACTORS WERE REGARDED AS ROGUES, AND WERE NOT TO BE TRUSTED. AT THE INTRODUCTION OF THE GLOBE THEATRE, ACTORS ROSE TO A SUPERSTAR STATUS, AND USUALLY ACCUMUATED WEALTH ACTORS DID THEIR OWN STUNTS; HAD TO CONVINCINGLY COMMENCE BATTLE AND SPEAK OVER-ACTING EXTRAVAGANT GESTURES; CUE ACTING / CUT SCRIPTING A PERSON BACKSTAGE WHISPERED LINES TO THE ACTOR BECAUSE OF LIMITED REHEARSAL TIME MEN PLAYED FEMALE ROLES, BOY PLAYERS WHO PORTRAYED WOMEN RECEIVED THE LOWEST SALARY BOY PLAYERS WERE APPRENTICED TO OLDER AND MORE EXPERIENCED ACTORS 10. Not really cross-dressing or gender-bending, a it did add extra humor.This was because no nice lady or woman would be so vulgar as to parade herself in public. 11. COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP MAKE-UP THE WHITE MAKE UP USED BY ACTORS WAS LEAD-BASED AND THEREFORE HEAVILY TOXIC YOUNG BOY ACTORS WERE USUALLY IN BAD HEALTH, AND DEATH AND FACIAL DISEASES WERE COMMONCOSTUMES MEANING OF COLORS (EX. PURPLE SIGNIFIED ROYALTY), THE AUDIENCE WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD THIS CLOTHES WERE MADE OUT OF LUXURIOUS MATERIALS: FUR, VELVET, SILK, LACE, COTTONS, ETC. ACTORS WORE THE LATEST STYLES (SOMEWHAT OF A RARITY BECAUSE OF THE STATUTES OF APPAREL) 12. THE GLOBE THEATRE: THEN SPECIAL EFFECTS TRAPDOORS WERE BUILT INTO THE FLOOR OF THE STAGE, CALLED HELL AND IN STAGE CEILING, IN WHICH CASE THEY WERE CALLED THE THE HEAVENS. ACTORS AND PROPS COULD ENTER OR EXIT VIA TRAP DOORS. THROUGH THE HEAVENS, ACTORS COULD MAKE FLYING ENTRANCES WEARING HARNESSES USE OF A CANON/FIREWORKS ON STAGE TO PRODUCE SOUNDS OF A BATTLEFIELD, OR MARK AN ENTRANCE ANIMAL INTENSINES AND BLADDERS WITH BLOOD WERE HIDDEN IN THE ACTORS CLOTHING, AND WHEN PIERCED BY THE POINTS OF A DAGGER OR SWORD, THE BLOOD WOULD OVERFLOW. THIS WAS THE EFFECT FOR MIMICKING A WOUND ON STAGE POSSIBILITY OF THE USE OF REAL ANIMALS COMISSIONED MUSICIANS TO WRITE MUSIC 13. THEGLOBETHEATRE:THEN, IN TERMS OF THE AUDIENCE CAPACITY: 1500 PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE, AROUND 3000 PEOPLE COULD BE CROWDED OUTSIDE THE THEATER. QUEEN ELIZABETH I WOULD HAVE NOT SEEN PLAYS AT THE GLOBE, EXCEPT FOR THE OPENING OF HENRY V PLAYS OCCURRED IN THE AFTERNOON DUE TO NATURAL LIGHTING PURPOSES WOMEN AND MEN ATTENDED PLAYS, BUT ACRISTOCRAT WOMEN USUALLY COVERED THEIR FACES WITH MASKS THE AUDIENCE ATE, TALKED AND DRANK THROUGHOUT THE PERFORMANCEPrices: NOBILITY PAID FOR BETTER SEATS IN THE LORDS ROOMS THE COMMONERS WOULD HAVE STOOD IN THE THEATRE PIT AND PAID AN ENTRANCE FEE, PUTTING A PENNY IN A BOX, HENCE THE TERM, THE BOX OFFICE CUSHIONS COULD BE PURCHASED FOR AN ADDITIONAL $$ 14. THE GLOBE THEATRE: NOWINTEREST TO REBUILD WAS SPARKED IN THE 1970S BY SAM WANAMAKER AND THE SHAKESPEARE GLOBE PLAYHOUSE TRUST CALLED SHAKESPEARES GLOBE CONSTRUCTION BEGAN IN 1989; WHILE DIGGING, WORKERS DISCOVERED FOUNDATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL GLOBE. THE NEW THEATRE WAS LOCATED AROUND 100 YARDS FROM THE PRESUMED SITE OF THE OLD GLOBE 1997, THE GLOBE REOPENED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF HENRY V 15. THE PRESENT: SHAKESPEARES GLOBE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: THREE STORY AMPHITHEATER, 100 FEET IN DIAMETER OR COULD HAVE BEEN A POLYGON 16. 1603 17. Some fast facts about Shakespeare Born:Stratford-upon-Avon,23April1564(orthereabouts). Died:Stratford-upon-Avon,23April1616,attheageof52buriedin HolyTrinityChurch Parents:JohnandMary(Arden)Shakespeare,atannerofhides Brothers and sisters: Hewastheoldestson,with3brothers and3sisters Schooling:Williamwouldhavegonetotheparishschoolandprobably studiedPlutarchsLives,theBible,andmythology Married:AnneHathaway(26)whenhewas18,in1582. Children:Susannah,bornin1583; HamnetandJudith(twins),bornin1585. Hamnetdiedin1596. The Mystery Years:7yearswithoutany Mentionofhim,althoughhewasprobably inLondon. Lord Chamberlains Men:fromearly1590s Kings Men: from1603 Shareholder in The Globe First mention as playwright:in1592. Retired from The Globe:1611. TheGlobeburnsdownin1613. Total number of plays:37+ Poems: 154 Sonnetsandnarrativepoems. 18. NewPlace </p>

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