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.