The black box theater is a very intimate setting to begin with, and as I took my seat in the theater, I felt that intimacy. The theater was dark, and the audience was virtually silent before the production began. As I sat waiting for the performance to begin, I took in the lighting, the props, and the set as a whole, and I began to feel as if I were sitting just at the edge of a different time period. The design element that stood out most to me was the lighting of the river because the gobos and the selection of down lights made the river come to life, almost as if it was another character in this production. I was definitely drawn into the world of this play due to the intimacy of the black box theater and the lighting design of the
In the Elizabethan era, theatre designs intensified the appeal of drama. During this time, there were primarily two types of theatres in Elizabethan England, public and private. Public theatres were opened and outside. Private theatres were enclosed with less people attending (Beck 318). Both types of theatres were open to anyone who could pay.
Conclusion The theatre world of the Shakespearean Era in London was a big progress for the whole history of theatre. People like William Shakespeare, James Burbage and the King's Men made it possible to create a completely new form of watching plays. Although they introduced plenty of innovations to the playhouses and the plays themselves, the low-pricing policy of the Globe was affordable for nearly everyone, no matter what class you were from and enabled a large spread of plays or any kind of entertainment. William Shakespeare used the public playhouse to première many of his plays, like Macbeth, The Winter's Tale or Richard II and he really had a passion for it. Those happenings in the late 16th and early 17th century paved the way for a legal and censor free theatre experience in the modern world and plays like Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and the revolutionary way they were circulated will never fall into
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, and commonly known as the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare's work has made a lifelong impression on later theatre and literature. In particular, he expanded the dramatic potential of plot, language, and genre. Until Romeo and Juliet, for example, romance had not been viewed as a worthy topic for tragedy. His work also influenced later poetry, and inspired many painters.
Shakespeare’s class probably affected his work. According to Biography.com, Shakespeare was born into middle class and made quite a lot of money from the theater. So, being in the middle class he most likely associated with people from his class thus impacting his
The action is often strained by artificiality, especially elaborate and contrived endings. In his comedies disguises and mistaken identities are commonly seen. The plot is given utmost importance in Shakespeare's comedies. They are often very convoluted, twisted and confusing, and extremely hard to follow. Another characteristic of Shakespearean comedy is the themes of love and friendship, played within a courtly society.
“Shakespeare’s presentation of women in his plays demonstrates his feelings about women and their roles in society,” claims author and teacher at Stratford-upon-Avon College, Lee Jamieson. Not only do the women in Shakespeare’s plays represent his feelings toward them, but they reflect society 's view of them in that time period. Back then women were seen as many things, such as deceivers or submissives. Now, as we look back on Shakespeare 's plays it is obvious that women are the main drive behind the plot of his stories. There are two types of women in all of Shakespeare’s plays Hamlet, Othello, MacBeth, and Lear: the first are villainous, and the second are submissives, but both are the driving force behind the plot of each story.
Introduction Against all prohibitions and censorships at the time of the Elizabethan Era, a new theatre culture was formed in London, which would affect the western world in terms of understanding of theatre up until today. Despite initial difficulties with the church and beginning with the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603), followed by James (1603-1625) and Charles (1625-1645), theatres with a fixed company and a fixed playhouse were established during the 16th and 17th century. Back then, most of the people didn 't have any
At the beginning of the development in drama and theatre in the Elizabethan era the first temporary stages were set at the end of the inn-yards. Those inn-yard theatres evolved into first outdoor theatres and what both of these have in common is that the plays performed on stages attracted many people from all social classes. Shakespeare as a playwright uses many different types of humor in his comedies in order to amuse all of the audience. Many examples of humoristic situations can be seen in ‘’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’’. One of the most popular ways to create comedy is by irony.