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A reconstruction of the stage of the Globe Playhouse, 1923

A reconstruction of the stage of the Globe Playhouse, 1923

Globe Theatre Interior - the Stage

The Dimensions of the Globe stage cannot be specified. Stage dimensions of Elizabethan theaters varied from 20 feet wide, 15 feet deep to 45 feet wide to 30 feet deep. The stage was raised  three to five feet and supported by large pillars. The floor of the Stage was made of wood and sometimes covered with rushes. Trap doors in the stage floor would enable some special effects e.g. smoke. At the rear of the Stage there was a roofed house-like structure supported by two large columns (pillars).

Link to full text and information source:  Eilizabethean Era Website, Authored by Linda Alchin - http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/globe-theatre-interior.htm

Image source - Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: Theatres - England.

Original image source: A reconstruction of the stage of teh Globe Playhouse, From Joseph Quincy Adams , A life of William Shakespeare,1923, The Folger Shakespeare Library , c1935

 

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