Globe Theatre Green Shows

Globe Theatre Green Shows
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Globe Theatre Green Shows

Interesting information about the Globe Theatre Green Shows during the life and times of William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre of Elizabethan London, England

Globe Theatre Green Shows
The old Globe Theatre London was an exciting venue for staging the plays of William Shakespeare. The grounds surrounding the Globe Theatre were bustling with hundreds of people. Non playgoers would flock to the Globe Theatre just to go to the market stalls and 'soak in ' the holiday-like atmosphere. There was also free entertainments in the form of the Globe Theatre Green Shows.

Globe Theatre Green Shows
The old Globe Theatre Green Shows were free shows held on the green surrounding the Globe Theatre. They were usually in the form of a short play but also included song and dance. The actors who took part in the green show then went on to act in the main plays held inside the Globe Theatre. The green shows were the Elizabethan equivalent of a modern warm-up act for the main performance. Some green shows were parodies of the play it was that was to be performed by the troupe. The Globe Theatre Green shows would have starred Globe Theatre actors such as the dancer and comedian Will Kempe  to set the tone and mood of the Globe Theatre audience. The Green shows also included short previews, or parodies, of popular or new plays which the owners were hoping to produce at a later date - another form of Elizabethan advertising. A trumpet was sounded to announce to people that the play was about to begin at the Globe Theatre London in order for people to take their final places.

Globe Theatre Green Shows
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