The first London theatre was called The Theatre.
The theaters were outside of the city limits so they would be free from the restrictions of the city
Queen Elizabeth have plays performed for her at her court.
Theatre companies performed plays in London
A patron supported them financially
Their companies were named after the patron.
Shakespeare's theatre company was Chamberlain's Men, and it changed to King's Men.
Everyone attended the theatre, and people were rude
Instead of special effects, audience had to use their imagination
Boys played the role of women
Shakespeare plays were first performed at the Globe in 1599
It held 3000 people
It held two performances a day
A flag was flown from the theatre during a performance
The sun provided the lighting for the performances
The stage was positioned in such a way so that the sun didn't shine in the actors' eyes
The timbers from The Theatre were used to create The Globe
The Globe was rebuilt twice
The term "box office" got its name by gatherers who stood at the door with boxes collecting admission
Shakespeare wrote 10 tragedies
A soliloquy is a speech that a character makes while alone
The purpose of a soliloquy is to help the reader better understand character and understand loneliness
Three characteristics of a tragic hero:
A man of high rank
Character creates or is put into bad situations
Victim of unlucky events
Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy
instead of helping to bring about their own downfall, Romeo and Juliet are victims of a terrible mix-up
In Shakespeare's time, they believed in the existence of destiny, fate, and prophecy
Tragedies usually end with the death of the hero and other characters
In most tragedies the feeling that something good many have come out of it is left.