A video history of early theatres and in particular, the operations of the Elizabethan theatre famous for the performance of Shakespeare’s plays - the Globe. The program covers the architecture, stage designs and galleries of the theatre and explains how actors prepared for their performances. Dramatic readings, authentic costumes and sound effects show us Shakespearean drama as it may have looked to its original audiences. Teacher’s notes accompany the video.
Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Music & Performing Arts → English drama - Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600
Music & Performing Arts → Theater
People → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Short films → Short films - United States
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)