A sixthteenth-century writer talks about the opening of the new theater and the very first play in it:
"It was decided to build theater
according to the ancient custom of the Greeks and Romans. It can
easily accommodate 3,000 spectators and cost 1,800 ducats. The most
excellent tradety ever written, Oedipus Rex by the Athenian poet Sophocles,
was put on here."
The New Theaters
These next two paragraphs will tell you about one of the very first Renaissance theaters. Palladio, the well none Italian builder, created it in Vicenza, Italy, it opened March 3,1585, which was thought of Palladio 's masterworks.
Thearters were also builtin different coutries, such as England and Spain, at this time. The first English thearter was built in 1576 in Shoreditch in East London and was simply the Thearter. Others soon to Follow. One that later became especially famous was the Globe, built in 1599. The well known playwright William Shakespear. Try our Drama Quiz! Click Here