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CLIP 3342

Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre

Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre
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Key Info
  • Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre
  • Duration: 03:26
  • The first theatres in the country were built during the Tudor period. London's Globe Theatre was built in 1599 and destroyed by fire 14 years later. William Shakespeare made the Globe the most famous theatre in the country. The new Globe theatre was opened in 1997 and 16th century building methods were used to construct it. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Tudors: Tudor Life

  • Keywords: Tudor life, Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, the globe, globe theatre, theatre, play scripts, plays, life in Tudor times, Tudor, Tudors, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Children to have a short section of a Shakespeare play to act out, can they tell if it is a comedy or a tragedy?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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