Table of Contents
- 1 Where did the rich sit in the Globe Theatre?
- 2 Who went to watch Shakespeare’s plays?
- 3 Where did everyone sit in the Globe?
- 4 What were the cheapest seats in the Globe Theatre?
- 5 How much did it cost to stand in the yard in the Globe Theatre?
- 6 What were the cheapest seats in the Globe Theatre called?
Where did the rich sit in the Globe Theatre?
The rich paid three pennies to sit in the higher galleries, which had a better view. The best seats were in the lords’ rooms, private galleries closest to the stage.
Who went to watch Shakespeare’s plays?
Shakespeare’s audience was the very rich, the upper middle class, and the lower middle class. All of these people would seek entertainment just as we do today, and they could afford to spend money going to the theater.
How much did it cost to watch a Shakespeare play?
The most expensive seats would have been in the ‘Lord’s Rooms’. Admission to the indoor theatres started at 6 pence. One penny was only the price of a loaf of bread.
What did audiences do if they did not like a play in Elizabethan times?
The audience might buy apples to eat. If they didn’t like the play, the audience threw them at the actors! This is where our idea of throwing tomatoes comes from – but ‘love-apples’, as they were known, come from South America and they weren’t a common food at the time.
Where did everyone sit in the Globe?
The upper class theatre goers of the Globe Theatre would sit in a section higher called the heavens on cushions. Rich nobles would even pay to sit on the actual stage itself. Since plays ran a very long time, people would get rowdy.
What were the cheapest seats in the Globe Theatre?
How much did it cost? In open air theatres the cheapest price was only 1 penny which bought you a place amongst the ‘groundlings’ standing in the ‘yard’ around the stage. (There were 240 pennies in £1.) For another penny, you could have a bench seat in the lower galleries which surrounded the yard.
Is Shakespeare still popular today?
With a fusion of prose, blank verse, and poetry, Shakespeare remains woven into the fabric of the English language, and will continue to be popular as long as time exists.
How were Shakespeare’s plays received at the time?
In Shakespeare’s time, his plays were performed at the Globe Theatre in London (recreated in today’s Shakespeare’s Globe). This cheap price meant that trade workers and merchants could afford to see plays at the Globe, while wealthier audience members paid more to sit in the gallery.
How much did it cost to stand in the yard in the Globe Theatre?
What were the cheapest seats in the Globe Theatre called?
Globe Theatre Interior – the Pit or Yard There was no seating – the cheapest part of the Globe Theater and the audience had to stand. The stage structure projected halfway into the ‘ yard ‘ where the commoners (groundlings) paid 1 penny to stand to watch the play.
What did people do when they didn’t like a play?
Poor people called the groundlings, or penny knaves, were famous their love of plays. They would pay one penny to stand in front of the stage in an area called the open yard. If the audience liked or did not like the play or the actors, the groundlings would let everyone in the theater know it.
What did Shakespeare’s audience eat?
Fruit, bread, nuts, cheese, meat and shell fish were the norm for Elizabethan theater audiences. So, if you are inclined to host a movie based on one of Shakespeare’s plays this weekend, now you know what to serve.