The Seating at The Globe Theatre

The Poor
The Globe theatre had a central area where there was no cover. This is where the poor people used to watch the plays. They were called the groundlings. They would stand in this area with no protection so when it rained and snowed they got very cold and wet. It was also VERY smelly, most poor people wouldnt have showers ever they were lucky if they got one once a year and that was considered hygenic. This is how diseases were passed around. The groundlings had a reputation for being loud and throwing this at the actors they didnt like
The Rich
The rich would pay an extra penny to sit in the galleries safe from any weather our smell also they would pay an extra two pennys for a cushion or to be in a private room they would pay an extra 5 pennys. It was only the high class clean citizens that go to sit there. Where you watched the plays from said alot about your social status (what class you were).  You would have thought it would've been very dangerous and violent in the the central part were the poor sat but it was more often there was a fight in the galleries over seats or if they were standing infrount of eachother. In our days class and hygene is very different.

Author: Eliza Poulter
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