building, design and construction of the Globe. The builders. The
location. There were two Globe Theatres. The plays, the
playwrights, the politics and the propaganda all play an important part in
its history. The great success of the theater and the part that the
Puritans played in its downfall.
The History of the Inn-Yards
and the Amphitheatre. The actors started performing their plays in the
courtyards of inns, or taverns, called 'Inn-yards'. There were no
purpose built theaters until 1576 when the 'Theater' was built
- Plays were banned from London
City Limits. Many Londoners were
strict Protestants - Puritans in fact, who abhorred the theatres and
many of the people they attracted. Objections to the theaters escalated from the Church and the City of London
Officials. Respectable London citizens added even more
objections about the rise in crime and the bawdy nature of
some of the plays, fighting, drinking not to mention the
risk of so many people and the spread of the Bubonic Plague.
Finally, in 1596 London's authorities were unwilling to
ignore the growing complaints any longer and the public
presentation of plays and all theaters within the City
limits of London were banned.
- The 'Theatre' falls and the
Globe rises. The Globe was a new theater and the most famous actor was
William Shakespeare who acted and wrote plays for the Globe theater
- The Globe Theatre
Entrepreneurs - there was money to be made from the Elizabethan theaters.
The actors had a stake, including Shakespeare, as did Richard Burbage
- Who built the Globe Theatre?
The Globe theater was built in 1599 the Globe Theatre
was opened on Bankside - to the South of London.
The Globe Productions
included the most famous early plays of William Shakespeare
Plays and Propaganda - Plays
produced at the Globe theater had to be vetted to ensure that no
unwanted propaganda was spread to the masses of Londoners
Fire at the Globe Theatre
broke out in June 29 1613
The second Globe Theatre was
built shortly after in 1614
The Puritans ended
the Globe Theatre. In 1642 the
Puritan Parliament issued an ordinance suppressing all stage plays. The
Puritans demolish the Globe Theatre in 1644.