The history of the elizabethan theater

Elizabethan theatre history facts

The building, design and construction of the Globe. The biggest of the Inn-yards had a maximum capacity of people. Actors also left clothes in their will for following actors to use. Dividing the work, of course, meant dividing the income; but the arrangement seems to have functioned well enough to have made it worthwhile. Theatre performances were held in the afternoon, because, of course, there was no artificial lighting. Venues: Inns and Theaters The first plays of this era were not performed in permanent theaters — there were none at that time. People, most of whom stood throughout the play, talked back to the actors as if they were real people. Elizabethan theater — or more properly, English Renaissance theater — flourished between the years of and

The Lord Chamberlain's Men use it from to Another open air amphitheatre called The Curtain opens in at Finsbury Fields, Shoreditch, London In Elizabethan Theatres, including the Globe, close due to the Bubonic Plague The Lord Chamberlain's Company formally known as 'Lord Strange Men' was formed in The first document mentioning William Shakespeare in connection with the 'Theatre' was made in March 15 From to London's authorities banned the public presentation of plays within the city limits of London The Globe Theatre is opened on Bankside in The Bubonic Plague The Black Death again ravages London killing 33, people - all Elizabethan theatres close again in Fire broke out at the Globe Theatre - destroying the theatre in Royalists, who were loyal to the monarchy, included the theatrical establishment.

Within the early modern era when drama flourished, there are three periods named after each of the monarchs at the time. The first proper theatre as we know it was The Theatre, built at Shoreditch in Once they were in operation, drama could become a fixed and permanent, rather than transitory, phenomenon.

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Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of the bubonic plague inall theatres were forced to shut down as the situation in London graduated from bad to worse. The majority of plays written in this era were collaborations, and the solo artists who generally eschewed collaborative efforts, like Jonson and Shakespeare, were the exceptions to the rule.

These companies of actors had no actresses — they were exclusively male.

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This was probably at the low end of the range, though even the best writers could not demand too much more.

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A History of the Elizabethan Theater