Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

Question: What is Globe Theatre?


Globe Theatre is a playhouse that was built in the Renaissance period (1500-1660). The important thing is that William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was one of the shareholders of the theatre. His portion was 12.5% of Globe Theatre.

A short statistic of Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre was started to construct in 1598. It was completely built in 1599. Its height was 11m. It could hold almost 3000 audiences. It was burnt by a great fire in 1613 and rebuilt in 1614. It was closed in 1642 and reopened in 1660.

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Cause of addressing ‘Glob Theatre’

Shakespeare’s company created the Globe only because it could not use the Blackfriars Theater’s special rooftop facility, which  James Burbage built in 1596 for it inside the city. James Burbage was the father of their leading character Richard Burbage. In short, we can say that through Globe Theatre Shakespeare opens the entertainment of drama.

Shakespeare’s business purpose

Shakespeare has created the Globe Theatre for his business purpose. He has never written dramas for literature development purposes. Rather he has written dramas for his economic development. But this thing is clear that even he did not know once his writing will be a wealth of literature.


From the light of the above discussion we can say that Globe Theatre helps to improve the history of English literature.

Ruhul Huda
Ruhul Huda

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