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These days most theater goers would pay one hundred dollars to see an exceptionalperformance of Romeo and Juliet but as we go back to the year 1599 people crowdedthe doors of The Globe to pay a penny or less to see plays done by Shakespeare and manyothers The Globe not only played no pun intended as a stage for blossoming actors butalso served as the stage for many well known playwrights and gave them the atmosphereand audience they needed to succeed It also allowed for all types of classes and people to view the plays and had an adverse affect on society both positivly and negaitvlyThe first Globe was built in 1598 by Richard Burbage and his associates Itslocation in Southwark London provided some what of a central spot for spectators thatcame from all over to see productions by the many English writers The Globe was built ofremaining timbers from The Theatre the first public theater in London The Theatre wasbuilt in 1576 by James BurbageHodges After The Globe was built Julius Caesar was thefirst recorded play performed at the new facility This Globe known as the wooden Oby the famous William Shakespeare was burnt to the ground in 1613 during aperformance of Henry VIII It was soon rebuilt on the same foundation in1614 but again tragedy struck when Puritans closed the second Globe about thirty yearslater in 1642 This was also the year the Puritans closed all the other publicplayhouses in London In 1644 The Globe was destroyed and the foundations were buriedMany famous plays were performed by innumerable actors at The Globe in all theyears it was opened One of the most well known actor and playwright to come out ofThe Globe was William Shakespeare In 1592 Shakespeare formed a reputation for hispoetry and sonnets when his narrative poems Venus and Adonis were both publishedMost people today though know Shakespeare for his thirty-eight plays that have shapedour theatrical culture todayHodges It
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