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The Globe Theatre • • • • • 1599 the theater was built Shakespeare was one of ___ owners Could hold 2500-3000 people The stage was always bare (no scenery) Costumes and _____were elaborate • The Globe did not have a ____ over the central yard. • The cheapest way to see a play was as a __________ standing in the central yard. It would cost you one _______. • One penny was about a days wage for shepherds or unskilled laborers. • Galleries formed a “U” shape in front of the stage with the central yard in the middle. • The galleries had seats and a roof • A seat cost 2 pennies, if you wanted a straw cushion for the seat you paid 3 pennies • The stage was a _______ stage • All parts were played by _______ • A woman acting in a play would have been shameless and a serious breach of social custom • Actors sometimes wore _________ • Theater burned down when a cannon was fired during a play and hit the roof • When entering a production you receive a _____________. • The cost of ________ today are usually over $50 for balcony seats. • Shakespeare would be making over _______ a week today in _________. Unit Essential Questions: • Why are we still reading Shakespeare’s plays today? • In what ways did the Elizabethan time period affect Shakespeare's writing?