Plays at The Globe Theatre

The plays were huge in the fifteen hundreds. There was a huge demand on Shakespeares new material and there was huge theatre rivalries. As soon as the plays were written they were immediately published then made into a production. Printing followed production so the actors often used prompts. The success of The Globe Theatre became a threat to other types of entertainment, like bull and bear fighting competitions. They decided to make it a law that no theatres would be open on Thursdays so the fighting wouldn’t be neglected.

Shakespeares plays were very popular in the Elizabethan times. They made many productions of them like Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V.

Author: Eliza Poulter