Reasons for growing popularity of The Globe

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  • Reasons for growing popularity of The Globe
    • The Queen
      • She called the Theatre 'Harmless spenders of time'
      • She was a patron to her own company 'Queen's men'
      • She helped the Theatre overcome opposition
    • Patronage
      • Made companies more professional and prestige
      • Encouraged competition between companies and patrons
      • Opportunity for Gentry and Nobility
        • Earl of Leicester
      • Allowed more finance funding to go into Theatres and companies
      • Protection and security for companies from opposition
      • Show off new found wealth and status
      • Purpose built theatre
        • Patronage allowed companies to have their own theatre depending on popularity
    • The New Renaissance
      • Golden Age - where Theatres grew more popular
      • Flourishing of Arts and acting
      • Theatre scene
      • Education - Grammar schools
        • People getting education and wanting to become actors
      • More complexity
    • Rise of Gentry
      • Walsingham, Cecil, Hatton
      • They went to Theatre to 'SEE AND BE SEEN'
      • Some Gentry and Nobility were PATRONS
      • Theatres reflected the ides of The Great Chain Of Being
        • Tiered Seating in Theatres allowed the Gentry to sit at the top
      • Commons
      • The Theatre increased status of the Gentry
    • Plays
      • Variety of plays performed
        • Comedy
        • Tragedy
        • Historical
      • plays offer a form of escapism
      • Aspirations of the Gentry
      • Themes
        • Exploration
        • Travel
      • Canopy- heavens- provided the opportunity to perform special effects like flying entrances from actors
      • Environment
    • Actors
      • There were popular actors who performed at theatres or directed their plays
        • William Shakespeare, Richard Burbage and Will Kempe
      • Professional companies performed at the Globe
      • Developed their skills as actors
      • More complex roles were on offer as more actors performed
      • Household names
    • Purpose Built Theatres
      • These theatres allowed plays to always be on and performed
      • 20-30 plays a season
      • Dedicated season e.g winter plays would relate to Christmas
      • No longer nomadic
      • THE GLOBE, THE ROSE and THE SWAN
      • 3000 in the globe - it has a large scale
      • Tiered seating so all classes can come and reasonable prices

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