So, Shakespeare sounds really boring to you. You think this crazy guy is soooooo boring. Well, he's not!! Read on to learn about Shakespeare's famous theatre.
The "Golden" Globe is a large theatre. It's a large, roofless building. It's thirty-six feet six inches tall and has a diameter of 100 feet. it can hold 3,000 people!!!!! It was made around 600 B.C. It's a polygon with twenty sides. It's almost circular. Now you have an idea of how big it really is. The Globe is a really interesting theatre.
The Globe is a very famous theatre. The stage is raised. It's now about five feet high. The stage is fourty-nine feet six inches in diameter. Backstage is a place called the skene. Skene gave us the word scene. The skene is a dressing room. It's basically an area with a tall wall. The scene wall was the backdrop for action. It gradually became more elaborate. The scene wall had three entries and it represented the city, country, a palace, or a temple. The stage faced east to avoid squinting. All the plays were done in the afternoon. Painted scenery panels between pillars supported the stage. The stage's construction amazed me.
The Globe changed dramatically when the Romans conquered the Greeks. The Romans adopted the Globe and changed it. They lowered the stage and reduced the seating to a semicircle. The Romans also added to the scene wall.
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