The first permanent theatre
Was built during Elizabethan ages because she loved this and enjoyed the performances.
The theatre was located in the suburbs, at north of the walls of London city and people had to across the river for se it.
- circular and octagonal
- Three tiers of roofed galleries
- Three different stages:
Apron stage : Out, into the yard often used when the theatre was full. Between actors and spectator there isn’t distance.
Inner stage : Behind the stage and used for several plays (Juliet’s tomb, hiding place for Claudius and Polonius in Hamlet); also used for concealment.
Upper stage : Hidden by a curtain and normally used by musicians (Juliet’s balcony).
Actors are separated from audience by a curtain.
On the apron stage the actor came forward in daylight into the midst of his audience.
The scenery was basic with limited props as table and chairs. For the night scene they used a simple candle our torch.
The action was continuous and at the end of the scene all the actors had gone off the stage and a new set of character came on.
The actor was a busy man and there weren’t actresses; in fact the part of young woman were acted by boys.