The open courtyard and three semicircular galleries could together hold more than 1, people. Berry, Herbert, ed. The Globe Theatre. Atop the huts of the Globe and of every Bankside theatre stood the playhouse flagpole. Unfortunately, the arcane spelling is difficult to read, but it is nonetheless interesting to peruse a portion of the list: Item, j orenge taney satten dublet, layd thycke with gowld lace.
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Above it was a thatched roof and hangings but no front or side curtains. His writing career was over. The Trust Board is responsible for maintaining the fixtures and fittings and theatre equipment and relies largely upon philanthropic grants to enable this.
Adams discusses the impact of the playhouse flags in his book The Globe Theatre and includes the following excerpt from the Curtain-Drawer of the World, written in "Each play-house advanceth his flagge in the aire, whither quickly at the waving thereof are summoned whole troops of men, women, and children" The tiring-house was enclosed in curtains at all times so the less dramatic elements of play production would be hidden from the audience.
The story of the original Globe's construction might be worthy of a Shakespearean play of its own.