Gesprächsanalys­e: Still Life Der Auszug aus „Still Life“ von Alexander Dinelaris ist 2010 im 21. Band der Taschenbuchreih­e „Theater Theater“ in Frankfurt a. M. auf den Seiten 66-68 und 110-112 im Uwe B. Carstensen-Verl­ag erschienen. Das Drama handelt von einem emotionalen Dialog zwischen Theo und seiner Tochter, dessen Kern die Frustration des Vaters nicht nur über sein Lebenswerk, sondern auch über seine Lebenslage bildet, da er totkrank ist. Das Gespräch findet in Carrie Anns Wohnung statt und beginnt mit Theos Aussage, dass…
The Globe Theater
The Golden Playhouse, or better known as the Golden Globe Theater was the theater used by Shakespeare. From a top-down perspective it resembled a circle. In the circle it had a yard and no roof, mostly because it was impossible in that time to lighten up a room without natural light.
On the other sides it had stands where the audience would sit. These stands where three stories high and above it there would be a roof. There was a total of five stands. These represented nearly 3/4 of the circle. The last 1/4 is the tiring house, where the actors could change.
Then there was the stage of the theatre which took a part of the yard in the middle of the theatre. The stage had two different trap doors. One that reached from below the stage, the so called „stage trap“ and one trap that reached the stage from above, the so called „heavens trap“.
Outside of the circle were two stairwells, that led into the upper stands. Behind the stage was the back-stage area and one floor above it were the dressing rooms. Between the stage and the dressing rooms was the gallery, which was often used by musicians or was a part of the play (like Romeo and Juliet).
Above the stage was a hut in which machines where stored that for example lowered enthroned gods to the stage. Above the dressing room was the storage of the theatre. In front of the main entrance was the yard and the stage. If you would turn sideways there would be the entrance to the lowest stand.
The stands which were the nearest to the stage where called the „Gentleman’s/ the Lady’s rooms“. In between the wall of the theatre and the stand on the first and second floor was a corridor which allowed better trespassing through the theatre.
The theatre business in the Elizabethan Age was quite complex and resembled in many aspects modern major events like concerts and operas. Performances were preceded by extensive marketing operations; the performed plays were brought to people’s attention by handbills as well as the .....[read full text]
Today every summer plays are performed there with actors wearing authentic clothing. The builders had a lot of struggle rebuilding it accurately because not a lot of documents that describe the shape completely are in existence. A lot of people have worked on reconstructing the Building, with methods like analyzing old Paintings of the Globe and comparing angles to prove the Globes shape.
The key element of the new Globe theatre is that traditional materials and techniques have been used to build it like wooden bays and the Walls are made out of lime plaster. By this the builders achieved an authen.....