Shakespeare's Theater

Shakespeare's Theater


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To understand Shakespeare's plays, you need to know about the theaters and the audiences they were written for. Find out about how the plays were performed, and the actors who played in them. What were the audiences like when Shakespeare's plays were first performed? Were theaters in Tudor England comfortable places to visit? Which actors played the female characters in Shakespeare's theater?

About the Author:
Wendy Greenhill (1949-2005) was Head of Education for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575722863
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: The Shakespeare Library
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.72(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     4
The Swan     6
The Rose     8
The Fortune     10
The First Globe     12
The Second Globe     14
Indoor Theaters     16
The Theater and the Court     18
Costumes     20
The Symbolism of Costumes and Colors     22
Properties and Stage Setting     24
Style of Acting     26
Rebuilding Shakespeare's Globe     28
Glossary     30
More Books to Read & Additional Resources     31
Index     32

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