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Elizabethan Theatre

Picture of the Globe Theatre

Picture of the Globe Theatre

Elizabethan Theatre
William Shakespeare. The Elizabethan Theatre in London including the Globe Theatre.  The plays, the drama, the people, the actors, the events and the history. The Elizabethan Theatre section covers all aspects of the Elizabethan Theatre.

Elizabethan Theatre History and Timeline
The history of the theater is fascinating.

How plays were first produced in the yards of inns - the Inn-yards. The very first theater and the development of the amphitheatre. The Elizabethan Entrepreneurs ( the men with the ideas and the money.). The building, design and construction of a London Elizabethan Theatre. The plays, the playwrights, the politics and the propaganda all play an important part in the history of the Elizabethan Theatre. The Elizabethan Theatre was a booming business. People loved the Theatre. The Elizabethan plays and theatres were as popular as the movies and cinemas of the early 20th century. Vast amounts of money could be made. The inn-keepers increased their profits by allowing plays to be shown on temporary stages erected in the yards of their inns (inn-yards). Soon purpose-built playhouses and great open theatres were being constructed. The great success of the theatre and what led to its downfall. The section covering Elizabethan Theatre includes the following subjects:

  • The History of the Elizabethan theatre - the Inn-Yards, the Amphitheatres and the Playhouses
    • Elizabethan Plays and Propaganda
    • Elizabethan theatre and Plays banned from London City Limits
    • The Puritans and the demise of the Elizabethan Theatre

An Elizabethan Theatre Time presents all of the imported dates and events in the history of the Elizabethan Theatre in a logical order.

Famous London Elizabethan Theatres
The theatre was an expanding industry during the Elizabethan era. Many theatres sprang up in and around the City of London. The excitement, money and fame lured Elizabethan theatre entrepreneurs and actors into working in the famous Elizabethan Theatre. Information about each of the most famous names and type of theatre in the Elizabethan era have been described in this section including the Globe, the Theatre, Newington Butts, the Curtain Elizabethan Theatre, the Rose Theatre, the Swan Theatre, the Fortune Elizabethan Theatre, the Boars Head , the Bear Garden, the Bull Ring and the Hope Elizabethan Theatre.

James Burbage - Famous Elizabethan Theatre Entrepreneur
James Burbage was the famous theatrical entrepreneur who was responsible for the introduction of the theatre in London including the Globe Theatre. Learn about this important man in his biography.

Elizabethan Theatre Sections

Elizabethan Theatres
James Burbage
Elizabethan Theatre Facts
Elizabethan Theatre Costume
Sites and Map of London Elizabethan Theatres
Sites and Map of London Elizabethan Theatres
Elizabethan Theatre History Timeline
Elizabethan Plays and Playwrights
Elizabethan Inn-Yards
Elizabethan Amphitheatre
Elizabethan Playhouses
Elizabethan Acting Troupes
Elizabethan Theatre Audiences
Elizabethan Classics
The Globe Theatre
Elizabethan Actors
Additional information is available about each of the 12 Amphitheatres, 8 Playhouses and 6 Inn-yards via the Elizabethan Theatres link.
Elizabethan England
Queen Elizabeth I

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