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Globe Theatre (London, 17th century)

Globe Theatre (London, 17th century)

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

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Globe, Shakespeare, theater, 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

  • What was the theater named after?
  • What did the theater building resemble the most?
  • Why did the theater burn down in 1613?
  • Who was the director of the theater between 1601-1607?
  • Is it true that the Globe was an open-air theater?
  • When were performances held in the Globe Theatre?
  • How many spectators could the Globe Theatre hold?
  • Is it true that the Royal Family frequently visited the theater?
  • Where were the aristocrats seated in the theater?
  • Is it true that the theater was usually full?
  • Why was the Globe Theatre almost always full?

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