Globe Theatre Facts
This page provides some interesting Globe Theatre Facts including some basic information and facts about William Shakespeare, the Great Bard of Stratford upon Avon.
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Some short and fast Globe Theatre Facts! Whether you are searching for lots of facts or just three interesting facts about Shakespeares Globe theatre the following trivia will provide the information that you need.
TOP 10 GLOBE THEATRE FACTS
- Trivia Fact 1 - The Globe was built in a similar style to the Coliseum, but on a smaller scale - other Elizabethan Theatres followed this style of architecture which were called amphitheatres.
- Trivia Fact 2 - The Globe Theatre was built in with the materials and timber 'stolen' from the first 'Theatre' in 1599 when William Shakespeare and the Chamberlain's men were forced to leave because the Puritan owner, Giles Allen, refused to re-new the lease. It only took six months to build!
- Trivia Fact 3 - Theatrical Performances proved to be so popular that in 1591 the growing popularity of theatres led to a law closing all theatres were closed on Thursdays so that the bull and bear baiting industries would not be neglected
- Trivia Fact 4 - The Globe theatre was also used for gambling and for immoral purposes
- Trivia Fact 5 - Outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague were so serious that the Globe Theatre was forced to close. The outbreaks and closures occurred in 1593 , 1603 and 1608. In 1563, in London alone, over 20,000 people died of the deadly Bubonic Plague.
- Trivia Fact 6 - William Shakespeare and his company built TWO Globe Theatres - on 29 June 1613there was a fire at the original Globe and the theatre burnt to the ground within two hours. A new Globe was quickly re-built in 1614
- Trivia Fact 7 - The motto of the Globe theatre was "Totus mundus agit histrionem" ( the whole world is a playhouse ). The phrase was slightly re-worded in the William Shakespeare play As You Like It - "All the world’s a stage" which was performed at the Globe Theatre
- Trivia Fact 8 - No women were allowed to work as actors - female roles were taken by young lads who wore women's clothes and elaborate make-up. The lead content in the white make-up led to many early deaths of the boy actors
- Trivia Fact 9 - Different colored flags were used to advertise the themes of plays which were to be performed at the Globe Theatre. A black flag indicated a tragedy, a white flag indicated a comedy and a red flag indicated a History
- Trivia Fact 10 - The Globe Theatre was demolished by the Puritans. On 15th April 1644 landowner Sir Matthew Brend demolished the playhouse and built tenement houses on the site
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