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Prep 5 re-create The Globe Theatre

Prep 5 have done some wonderful work making models of The Globe Theatre in London.

5 interesting facts about The Globe

Globe Theatre Fact 1

The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 in Southwark on the south bank of London’s River Thames by Richard Burbage.

Globe Theatre Fact 2

The timber for The Globe Theatre was actually reused wood from “The Theatre” – an earlier theatre owned by Richard Burbage’s father.

Globe Theatre Fact 3

The Globe was built as a large, round, open air theatre. There was a roof around the circumference which covered the seating area, leaving the theatre looking like a doughnut from above.

Globe Theatre Fact 4

The Globe had three stories of seating and was able to hold up to 3,000 spectators in it’s 100 foot diameter.

Globe Theatre Fact 5

At the base of the stage was an area called “the pit” which held “the groundlings” – people who paid just a penny to stand and watch a performance.