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The Globe Theater is probably the most important structure in Shakespearesdramatic career Built in 1599 by the Chamberlains Company it stood on the Southernshore of the Thames River in London At this time Shakespeare was a member of theChamberlains Company and therefore he became a shareholder in the theater Theprofits actors made off of their shares was their main means of support as it was forThe Globe was the most important structure to Shakespeares drama because mostof his plays were written to be performed on the stage of the Globe A common streetindividual could attend a play in the Globe but their seats were on the ground in front ofthe stage which was considered a poor place from which to view a play The wealthieraudience members sat in box seats around the ring wall of the theater The peasantsearned the name groundlings because of the fact that they had to watch from theThe architecture of the Globe theater was purposely designed to bring out the bestin any play performed in it The blueprints took into account the way shadows would fallthroughout the year in regard to both the stage and the audienceTragically the original Globe burned down in 1613 due to a cannon shot used as aprop during a performance of Henry VIII It was soon rebuilt though and remained openon its original foundations until the Puritans closed it in 1642 and the Globe II was torndown two years later to make room for housing The foundation remained buried until themid-twentieth century when one man made it his goal to bring the Globe back Itsfoundations were not discovered until 1989 though yet once found they were once againto hold the weight of a great English theater Presently there are many recreations and theaters which bear the name Globe allover the world as well as the rebuilt version in London The building on the original siteincludes much more structure than the original Globe built by the
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