The photo accompanying the article, depicting the stage atthe Globe Theatre in London. I took it during the guided tourI attended a few days ago. Yes, in my short stay in the city,the Globe was a must. It is not my intent to bring the history,dates or how many times it was rebuilt, but share someobservations regarding a couple of highlights from thefriendly guide throughout the tour. These reflections, pertainto the structure of the theatre and its why. First of all I wantto say that despite the latest reconstruction of the Globegoes back just twenty years ago, the atmosphere of anotherera: an open air theater, all wood, where despite thetechnology of today, sunlight is a component essentiallighting. If you can see the marks on the wood of thesessions at times cleared up, especially on the right side ofthe audience, because they are more exposed than the restof the structure. But, what mostly sparked my interest is thefull use of the Standing Area, during performances, just asthey did in ‘ 600. In fact, as in Shakespeare’s, the spaceimmediately next to the proscenium, is occupied by thosewho choose to attend the play, standing up or sitting on theground, priced at 5 pounds, certainly, rates have increasedsince the playwright (there was talk of just one penny), butstill affordable for all budgets. Not be more comfortable, butit has its advantages, like to live close to the performance,see clearly the expression of actors while alternate feelingsof jealousy, anger, but also of hilarity and gaming; be part ofthe performance as Hamlet (to name one), pronounce thefateful enigma, “to be or not to be, that is the question”, andlooks at you as he says, expressly asks; live in short anexperience with participation, drawing wealth comparedwith a minimum contribution. There I thought it would bereally great, if each theater was equipped with its own“Standing”, accessible to all and to the pockets of all, asustainable theatre to which the crowd can make itscontribution, small, but no less important. A sustainableTheatre, in my opinion, it would be good for society as awhole, since working on it are not just actors, dancers orperformers in General. No, the sets not fitting alone beforereturning to their seats at the end of a show, the costumesare not created out of thin air, as well as lights and otherlighting effects, not alternate without someone who isdirecting; the doors with access do not live their own livesand the tickets they retreat again at the box office wherethere are people ready to accept and answer questions fromvisitors. This to remind you that the end result is the resultof cooperation of many different professionals and allessential for which every extra ticket purchased, it makes adifference. In sample title talk and wonder actually how youmight apply widely. Who knows that sooner or later you donot find an answer.
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