When the audience came to watch the show they had to stand up. The ceiling was open so even if it would rain everyone would et wet. It was also overcrowded.
The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the early 16th century to the early 17th century.
•If there was any performances in Europe it would mostly be to amuse and entertain the Kings, Queens and Courtiers.
•At the time of making of the sets the best artists and architects were asked to design the sets.
•In 19th-century Britain the audiences shaped both the theatres and the dramas played within them. The upper class favoured opera, while the working class, whose population in London alone tripled between 1810 and 1850, wanted broadly acted theatre with scenic wonders and machinery.
Set design was very diverse during the 20th century. There was a lot of different theatrical movement going on in terms of playwriting and theatre philosophy which directly influences stagecraft. In 1920 a german theatre director helped designers to develop new ideas when Bertolt Brecht believed in a very bare stage so that the ‘truth’ of the acting was clear and not cluttered by elaborate scenery.
Artists and Designers like David Hockney and Pablo Picasso have developed theatre set design even further, creating exciting and innovative designs. Some of the big budget productions of contemporary mainstream theatre are very technically complex and elaborate. At the turn of the 20th century several strands of new drama were developing in the UK.