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English 9 Shakespeare Studies Assessment Title History of Globe Theatre Total Word Count 1722 History of Shakespeares Theatre Shakespeares theatre was known as the Globe Theatre Many of his plays were shown there Although the theatre was in a position known for lack of gentleness Shakespeares stories and plays still attracted many kinds people It was made in 1598 and opened on 1599 using a picture of Hercules holding up a globe When Hercules replaced Atlas temporarily for holding the Earth up to advertise the play Julius Caesar Using Hercules holding up a globe as the theatres crest the motto was Totus mundus agit histrionem or The whole world is a playhousestage a phrase used in the play As You Like It Initially Shakespeare was in the playwrights trade but the plague closed down many theatres In 1594 theatres started to reopen where Shakespeare emerged as a powerful writer in the revitalised world of acting Building The idea of building a playhouse came in 1598 This was the solution to The Lord Chamberlains MenA troupe of people including Cuthbert and Richard Burbage William Shakespeare John Heminge Augustine Phillips Thomas Pope William Kempe as they had lost their old theatre when they had reached the end of their lease so they were forced to pull it apart in 1597 The new theatre was built from the remains of the old one as only the land wasnt theirs but the materials and theatre were If Cuthbert had left the theatre intact the theatre would have become a part of the land so instead he tore it down and took many oak beams to use on the new theatre It was to be placed near their old one 50 of the ownership was shared between Cuthbert Richard Burbage as they supplied most of the money but still did not have enough to make a theatre so the other 5
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