What is an audio described performance at the Globe?

Audio description is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. It describes action that is essentia…read more.

What is an audio described performance at Globe Theatre?

In the Globe Theatre, open captioning units are used for captioned performances. Seats with the best views of the units will be marked on the website and Box Office staff can advise patrons further when booking by phone or in person.

How would you describe the Globe Theatre?

Shakespeare called his theatre a ‘wooden O’ and like his historic playhouse our Globe Theatre is a 360° auditorium. With no roof over the central yard, the theatre is open-air and audiences who attend performances and tours are told to dress for the weather! Events will go ahead in rain, shine and snow.

What does relaxed performance at the Globe mean?

A relaxed performance is a show that’s been adapted to suit people who might require a more relaxed environment when going to the theatre. Usually, these are adults or children with learning difficulties, autism or sensory communication disorders.

Does the Globe Theatre use microphones?

Shakespeare’s Globe

This theatre stays true to its Elizabethan roots, and there are no microphones used during a performance – the actors count on the projection of their voice and the unique shape of the theatre to ensure their voice is heard.

What is a audio described performance?

Audio description is a live commentary interspersed with the actors’ dialogue. This is relayed via a headset linked to the infra-red audio system. There is a short ‘programme notes’ session, before the production, which explains the atmosphere, costumes, characters and action.

Can you turn off Audio Description ABC?

Not all TV programs have Audio Description and just like Closed Captions, Audio Description can be turned on/off using your TV settings. If you are hearing Audio Description, it’s because this feature has been (possibly inadvertently) turned on, on your TV.

What plays were performed at the Globe Theatre?

What plays were performed at the Globe? Probably the first Shakespeare play to be performed at the Globe was Julius Caesar, in 1599. Some other Shakespeare plays first performed there are: As You Like It; Hamlet; Measure for Measure; Othello; King Lear; Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra.

What type of stage is the Globe Theatre?

rectangular stage platform

A rectangular stage platform, also known as an apron stage, thrust out into the middle of the open-air yard. The stage measured approximately 43 feet (13.1 m) in width, 27 feet (8.2 m) in depth and was raised about 5 feet (1.5 m) off the ground.