Shakespeare/The Globe Theatre

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Task
  1. Read the wikipedia page about the Globe TheatreW-Logo.gif(English) (or the Text Shakespeare and the Globe on p14 of your English book).
  2. Do the interactive exercises on the bottom of the page!



Hodge's conjectural Globe reconstruction.jpg

Interactive Exercises

Decide (X) whether the following statements are true (N), false (F) or not in the text (N).

1. The theatre had a successful tradition long before the Globe was built. (!true) (false) (!not in the text)

2. The Mayor would have closed all theatres inside the city walls. (true) (!false) (!not in the text)

3. James Burbage was the boss of a famous drama group. (true) (!false) (!not in the text)

4. Ben Jonson and William Shakespeare were members of the company.(!true) (!false) (not in the text)

5. The company built a round wooden theatre south of the River Thames. (!true) (false) (!not in the text)

6. No one could get wet if it rained during a performance.(true) (!false) (!not in the text)

7. Henry VIII was the last play to be performed in the old Globe Theatre.(true) (!false) (!not in the text)

8. During a performance about 3,000 people were injured due to a fire. (!true) (false) (!not in the text)


Put in adjectives from the same word family for the nouns in brackets.

The Globe Theatre always was very crowded(crowd). The spectators always were enthusiastic(enthusiasm) because of Shakespeare’s passionate(passion),energetic(energy) and timeless(time) plays.

Under the roof there were the beautiful(beauty) ladies with their fashionable(fashion) and colourful(colour) dresses.

The economic(economy) conditions for society people weren’t too bad in England.

The Globe Theatre always was very crowded(crowd). The spectators always were enthusiastic(enthusiasm) because of Shakespeare’s passionate(passion),energetic(energy) and timeless(time) plays.

Under the roof there were the beautiful(beauty) ladies with their fashionable(fashion) and colourful(colour) dresses.

The economic(economy) conditions for

society people weren’t too bad in England.