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Globe Theatre (London, 17th century)

Globe Theatre (London, 17th century)

One of the directors of the circular, open-air Renaissance theatre in London was William Shakespeare.

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Globe, Shakespeare, theatre, Romeo and Juliet, Renaissance, London Bridge, drama, stage, dramatist, London, British Empire, England, 17th century, actor, performance, tragedy, building, comedy, Thames, auditorium, Great Britain, cultural history, modern history, Middle Ages, history, wooden structure

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Questions

  • When was the Globe Theatre in London built?
  • What was the theatre named after?
  • How much was the diameter of the Globe Theatre?
  • What did the theatre building resemble the most?
  • Why did the theatre burn down in 1613?
  • What was the roof of the original Globe Theatre made of?
  • Who was the director of the theatre between 1601-1607?
  • How many parts did the stage of Globe Theatre consist of?
  • Which was not one of the parts of the stage of Globe Theatre?
  • Is it true that the Globe was an open-air theatre?
  • What was used for lighting in the Globe Theatre?
  • When were performances held in the Globe theatre?
  • Is it true that there was no stage scenery in the Globe Theatre?
  • How was the location of the scenes described?
  • Is it true that women could not become members of the Globe Theatre’s company?
  • Who played female roles in the Globe Theatre?
  • How many members did the company of the Globe Theatre consist of?
  • Is it true that plays were performed without breaks?
  • What separeted the scenes in the performances of the Globe Theatre?
  • What was above the stage?
  • What scenes were played on the balcony?
  • How many spectators could the Globe theatre hold?
  • What determined where spectators were seated in the auditorium?
  • Is it true that the Royal Family frequently visited the theatre?
  • Where were the aristocrats seated in the theatre?
  • Is it true that the theatre was usually full?
  • Why was the Globe theatre almost always full?
  • How much did the cheapest tickets cost in the Globe Theatre?
  • In which city was the Globe Theatre built?
  • What was the population of London in the early 17th century?
  • In which style was the Globe Theatre built?

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