Thursday, February 19, 2009

All the World's A Stage

Today we got to tour the globe theater and it was a pretty cool experience. I learned a lot about Shakespeare that I had not known before and really enjoyed it! The guide that we had that took us around was an actor and director and so funny! So here are some interesting facts... plays were rehearsed for approximately 3 hours before they were preformed that is all. They would start rehearsal at 10 and break for lunch at 1 and that was it. There were no full scripts, all that actors got was a scroll (a role) with their part on it and that was it. All that was given to them to cue them was three words so they didn't know what happened in between their lines- it could have been three lines or thirty minutes- crazy! I enjoyed learning all these fun facts and feeling a little bit more cultured :)

1 comment:

  1. How did I miss this post?! Ha. Oh well, glad I caught it. I want to go to the Globe!!