Music at the Globe
Claire van Kampen, Original Practices and Theatrical Experimentation
Calling The Globe
Original Practices and Stage Management at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
A modern historian estimates that, between about 1560 and 1640, some 3000 new plays were written and performed in London. Learn about who wrote plays, what they were about and the three types of plays that were usually wrote in this Writing Plays fact sheet.
William Shakespeare is world famous. We know quite a lot about him but there is still much that remains a mystery. Learn when and where he was born, what his family was like and more in the William Shakespeare fact sheet.
Many of Shakespeare’s plays were first performed at the Globe. Find out what happened to the first Globe, when and where they were built and what plays were put on there in this Globe fact sheet.
The Third Globe
The current Shakespeare’s Globe in London can
be called the third (reconstructed) Globe. Learn about when and how the current Globe was built and more in this Third Globe fact sheet.
There were two different types of playhouse in London during Shakespeare’s time, outdoor and indoor playhouses. Learn about these very different theatres and the audiences they attracted in this Playhouses fact sheet.
Although William Shakespeare worked in London theatres, plays were performed outside London; there was a theatre in Bristol, for example. Learn about what the city was like and what the landmarks were in this London fact sheet.