Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Globe Theatre Links | Home (picture credit: Utrecht University Library) The sketch at left is perhaps one of the most important in theatrical history.
In 1596, a Dutch student by the name of Johannes de Witt attended a play in London at the Swan Theatre. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. ‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare. I wanted to upload this photo of a painting I started working on last July.
I finished the bulk of it in 1 week or so, then I recently found it again and decided to ‘polish’ it a bit – and here’s the finished piece! :) Oil on canvas paper, 305×228 mm. William Shakespeare - Poet, Playwright. William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. Synopsis William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players. William Shakespeare Biography. Shakespeare's Globe Theater - Introduction, History, and Images.
History Although Shakespeare's plays were performed at other venues during the playwright's career, the Globe Theatre in the Southwark district of London was the venue at which the Bard's best known stage works (including his four great tragedies) were first produced. The Globe was built during Shakespeare's early period in 1599 by one of his long-standing associates, Cuthbert Burbage, the brother of the most famous Shakespearean actor of the Elizabethan Age, Richard Burbage. In 1597, Cuthbert Burbage inherited another London theater that was the first of its kind and simply called the Theatre.
But there was a problem with this valuable legacy: Cuthbert Burbage owned the Theatre, its structure and materials, but the land on which the Theatre was erected was leased by his father and his eldest son was unable to negotiate a renewal of the land lease. The Complete Works. Shakespeare Resource. Biographical Links | Home Shakespeare's Last Will and Testament For all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history.