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Essay on The History and Present Use of the Globe Theatre

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Have you ever wondered what it would it feel like to walk inside and see the beautiful architect in the Globe Theatre? The significance of the Globe theatre is that play rights change how they portrayed the stories to the audience. The Globe Theatres were popular in Shakespearian time and Shakespeare’s plays still occur there every day. The Globe theatre was built in 1599 in Southwark, London. The theatre is a 20 sided circle and 3 stories tall building. The theatre was built out of frame, plaster, bricks, and thatching. The theatre also can hold thousands of people at one time. Many of Shakespeare’s plays are preformed there including Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, and Hamlet. The Theatre was for performances but also for…show more content…
The 2nd Globe Theatre was built in June of 1614 in the same spot the 1st Globe Theatre was located. This Theatre stood all the way up until the year of 1644 when the Puritans closed down all theatres. Instead of leaving the site empty apartment buildings were built where the 2nd Globe theatre was. Finally the 3rd Globe theatre was built in 1996 and opened in 1997. This Globe Theatre was built approximately 225 yards from the original Globe Theatre. The 3rd Globe Theatre is still standing today and is visited by thousands of people each day.
Now you would think that the First and Last Globe theatre would be totally different but really that are only a few differences. For instance, the first Globe Theatre had a flag on top of the heaven but the Third doesn’t. The theatre today has bright posters hanging in the hallways now for advertisement and the 1st theatre did not. The new theatre doubles for a brothel. This is where the biggest gamble to be had depends if the play being performed will be a success with the audience or fail. But one similarity between the 2 is they both have the same style. How you may ask. Well, when the beginning of building of the 3rd Globe theatre, the workers found old pieces of the 2nd globe theatre. So the workers and architects took those pieces and designed the new Globe theatre by what was left of the old one. There were probably some more differences between the two, but both are so extraordinary that it really
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