John Dee on the architecture of The Theatre. John Dee, renowned as a magician and alchemist, was also extremely knowledgeable about architecture.
Built from oak, deal, and stolen playhouse frames, the 3 storey, capacity Globe Theatre, co-owned by William Shakespeare has become almost as famous as the playwright himself.
Shakespeare needs a new playhouse to compete. Paying for the Playhouse: Shareholders become the key. Sure enough the playhouse was completed, opening in Not only could the circular playhouse hold up to patrons but it turned out to be a good earner, earning Shakespeare and his troupe both money from hiring out the playhouse and from ticket sales for their own performances there.
Theft builds the Playhouse. Construction of the famous playhouse, set near the Thames in a place called Bankside in Southwark, began in early Theoretically this playhouse should have reverted to the landlord Giles Allen as well.
Instead Burbage tore it down and then discretely removed several 12 inch oak beams, transporting them to Bankside where they formed the structural frame for a foot circular polygon, the heart of the new playhouse's structure.
Southwark had a "colorful" reputation of being not too different from what we would call a "bad" district today, certainly not the place to find respectable gentry. Yet the famous playhouse by attracting commoners and gentry alike, brought people of all classes together in a region renowned for bear-baiting and other less than respectable activities.
That playhouses could even exist at all was in part due to its Southwark location; it was outside the jurisdiction of a disapproving central London bureaucracy The Playhouse's motto and crest. A crest displaying Hercules bearing the globe on his shoulders finished the effect Built to the engineering standards ofthe famous playhouse was a large circular structure, three stories high.
A small straw hatched roof only partially covered the circular structure, giving it an appearance very much like a modern day football stadium where the center is uncovered.
In the center, pushed up against one interior side, extended the 5 feet high main stage. At the back of this stage facing the interior walls were two doors and a main entrance consisting of a central curtain.
Behind this were changing rooms for the actors. To get back on stage, they would emerge from the arras or the two sidedoors at stage level. Above this stage was a balcony, flanked by two further balconies serving as playhouse boxes.Description of the Original Globe () The original Globe Theatre opened in the fall of on the south bank of the Thames River, across from central London.
Visit the reconstruction of Shakespeare's historic 16th century playhouse and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the open-air Globe Theatre. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is an open-air playhouse built as a reconstruction of the building where the great playwright penned many of his plays.
We celebrate Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment. Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres, our diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for leslutinsduphoenix.comr: Sam Wanamaker.
Globe Theatre Architecture Interesting Facts and information about the Globe Theatre Architecture. Additional details, facts and information about the Globe Theatre can be accessed via the Globe Theatre Sitemap.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre was constructed in , out of timber taken from the Theatre. It stood next to the Rose, on the south side of the Thames, and was the most elaborate and attractive theatre yet built.
THE GLOBE THEATRE, STOCKTON-ON-TEES. The Globe Theatre gets a facelift with this striking new building wrap, which has been installed on the front of the theatre, in Stockton High Street.