Monday, July 5, 2010

Getting Ready for Macbeth

The Globe puts on many plays throughout the year. This shot gives you an idea of the levels. From the time the theater was born, till now, theatergoers could stand on the ground in front of the stage and watch the performance. You can even rest your elbows on the stage! Imagine that! During Shakespeare's time, it cost one pence (penny) to be on the ground, 2 p to be on the first level, 3 p on the second level, and 4 p to be on the 4th level. Some patrons came mostly to show off their fine clothing and would often have their backs to the stage or, get this, they'd get a stool and sit on the stage to be seen better!

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