The ''Fortune'' Playhouse

  • The Elizabethan Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The ''Fortune Playhouse'' was one of several Shakespearian Era Public Playhouses of 17th Century England. Built in 1600 AD, The Fortune staged mostly Dramas of The Era. A ''semi-circular'' wooden structure, which (as was the fashion of The Time), had the Audience front facing and positioned in a circle view around the Stage. The Fortune had ''rotating'' stages which allowed for Performers o transition flawlessly from one ''setting'' to another. Due to the hazards of wooden construction, The Fortune burned to the ground in 1621 and was rebuilt. However, The Puritan Religious Movement would force the closure of many of these forms of Theaters in 1622, with most never being reformed.