Actors came out before the play to greet the audience. This modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe", opened in 1997 approximately 750 feet from the site of the original theatre which was built in 1599, a three-storey, open-air amphitheatre. As you can see, the "cheap" ticket holders are the ones standing on the floor. They stood throughout the entire performance, and yes, it rained quite a bit! We were in the second story balcony, you can see Noah's hands on the far right; we didn't get rained on :)
At the Globe Theatre, performance of All's Well that Ends Well, 7-19-11.
Submitted to Photo Friday's "curvature" theme 8-19-11