Source 2 http://www.enotes.com/william-shakespeare/shakespeares-globe-theater
But while the Globe Theatre, and indeed, the entire Elizabethan theater scene opened its doors to the low life of the pits, it also accommodated an audience of higher-status, well-heeled, and better educated individuals. As Harry Levin notes in his general introduction to the Riverside Shakespeare (1974), the "Globe was truly a microcosm or little world of man". With its logo of Hercules holding up the earth (as a temporary replacement to Atlas), the Globe Theatre constituted a "little world" in which the social elite rubbed up against a cross-section of common vulgarians, drunken idlers, and other shady, street-wise sorts.
Source 3 http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/costumes.html
The thrust stage may Accurate information concerning the clothes worn in the earliest production of Shakespeare plays is sadly deficient. Even in a play set in ancient Rome, the actors wore the dress of their own time.
English dress during the age of Shakespeare reflected the vitality and the high points of the period. Although the upper class and the even great merchants of earlier eras had also dressed in rich and colorful fabrics, the sixteenth century saw an elaboration in dress that had nor been common. The names of parts of the Elizabethan wardrobe indicate their... [continues]
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