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Well lets start this off with a little bit of technical thinking The dimensions of the original Globe based on John Orrells The Quest for Shakespeares Globe are as follows Diameter 100 ft surface to surface 99 ft centre to centre Yard 70 ft between post centres 69 ft surface to surface Stage 49 ft 6 inches across Stage height 5 feet Gallery Depth 15 ft 6 inches overall 15 ft 6 inches between post centres Overall height 36 ft 6 in Overall heights from floor to floor 15 ft 6 in 11 ft 3 in and 9 ft 9 in to the plates Balcony floor 18 ft 6 in above the yard 13 ft 6 in above stage Frons Scenae doors 11 feet tall Heavens ceiling height 26 ft 9 inches to the height of the upper gallery floor These exact dimensions no matter how precise however cannot give an idea of how it must have felt to perform or even watch a show in this environment The audience that attended the Globe was in one of two places either standing in the yard or sitting on one of the balcony floors Either way the audience was most likely crammed in on larger venues and due to the theater being one of the major forms of entertainment of the day most venues were probably packed A unique aspect of the structure of the globe was that most every person in the audience was close to the performance area This personal touch is in my opinion as step above most modern theaters In these circumstances the audience was very close to the actors creating a very personal experience for the players and the spectators This personal interaction was probably a large part of the style of writing and acting that went on in the Globe The only modern type
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