Shakespeare

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Shakespeare

Shakespeare's playing company was founded by Lord Chamberlain, hence the name "The Lord Chamberlain's men. In 1603 they renamed them selves to The King's men

The Globe was built in 1599 outside the city of London by William Shakespeare's playing company, the Chamberlains Men. It burnt down in 1613 and was rebuilt in 1614 and closed in 1642. It was later rebuilt again in 1997.

Shakespeare

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The GlobeThe Globe

The theater experience

Shakespeare attended the local grammar school king’s new school where the curriculum would have stressed a classical education of roman comedy, Greek Mythology and so on…Having established himself as an actor and playwright, in 1594 Shakespeare became a shareholder in the Lord Chamberlain's Men, one of the most popular acting companies in London. He remained a member of this company for the rest of his careerWhen William Shakespeare died in his birthplace of Stratford-upon- Avon, he was recognized as one of the greatest English playwrights of his era

The Elizabethan era

The theater experience has changed since 17th century, back then the audience would eat, drink and talk during plays. The plays where always performed in the afternoon because the theater had a open roof for light. There where no women who performed in the plays, women characters where intstead played by male actors.

The modern Globe

The Elizabethan era was a time associated with Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1558–1603) and is often considered to be the golden age in English history. It was the height of the English Renaissance and saw the flowering of English poetry, music and literature. This was also the time during which Elizabethan theatre flourished, and William Shakespeare and many others composed plays that broke free of England's past style of theatre. It was an age of exploration and expansion abroad, while back at home, the Protestant Reformation became more acceptable to the people, most certainly after the Spanish Armada was repulsed. It was also the end of the period when England was a separate realm before its royal union with Scotland.

To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Lord Chamberlain's men, performing in the globe.

Lord Chamberlain

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Shakespeare did all kinds of plays; comedies, tragedies, histories. He has made a total of 38 plays and there is over 400 movies based on his work. Some of his most famous plays are Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Hamlet

A movie version of the most famous part of his play Hamlet


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