KS3%20Drama. Shakespeare. Talk Like Shakespeare - Home. What Was Shakespearean Theatre Really Like? There are some things about Elizabethan and earlier Jacobean theatre that are fairly widely known.
For example, the fact that women were not permitted to perform on stage and, consequently, all female roles were played by young men or boys. However, there are many fascinating facts about the theatres of Shakespeare’s London. Knowing more about what Shakespearean theatre was really like may alter your perception of the Bard’s work. The Globe Wasn’t The Only Theatre If you ask someone to name the London theatres of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, they are unlikely to be able to name more than one (if able to name any at all): The Globe. William Shakespeare was by no means the only London playwright of the era. Nevertheless, he and his company were faced with competition and there were many other theatres, including: The Theatre (imaginatively named) The Rose Theatre The Hope Whitefriars The Cockpit Paul’s Theatre The Bull Ring The Bear Garden (yes, bear, not beer) Salisbury Court.
The Source of Macbeth: Holinshed's Chronicles. Macbeth Navigator: Excerpts from Holinshed's Chronicles, Volume V: Scotland [Shakespeare's primary source for Macbeth was Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, first published in 1577. The outlines of Shakespeare's story are derived from Holinshed's account of Kings Duncan and Macbeth. In addition, Shakespeare seems to have taken many particulars from Holinshed's account of King Duffe, who died eighty years before Macbeth did.] Source of these excerpts: Holinshed, Raphael. Notes: To see a note on the notes to this text, click the asterisk Index: King Duncan and King Macbeth: Shakespeare's Villains. Shakespeare’s Villains is our second online exhibition to show and contextualize some items in our collections at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Our team and the team over at Blogging Shakespeare will be unfolding a ten week series discovering Shakespeare’s Villains. This is the first in our series of blogs using the Shakespeare Centre’s Collections to explore ten of Shakespeare’s Villains. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts about these villains. Macbeth Our post about the Macbeth Statue in the gardens at Nash’s house & New Place. Blogging Shakespeare’s post about Macbeth – A Question of Fate. Below is a slideshow of Macbeth production images from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Image Collections.
Caliban Our post about Caliban looking at reviews of productions of The Tempest at the RSC over the years. Blogging Shakespeare’s post about Condemning Caliban. Shylock Blogging Shakespeare’s post about Shylock. Iago Blogging Shakespeare’s post about Iago.