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How much did it cost for people to watch a performance at the Shakespeare's 'Globe Theatre' in Shakespeare's time?

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You can actually find out this information from the Globe Theatre itself, although the modern Globe is only the latest iteration of what was, in fact, the first purpose-built theatre in England. In the time of Shakespeare, his plays were entertainment for the masses, and this was reflected in the types of admission that were available. The cheapest seats were not seats at all, but standing admission, which would have cost one penny, or two pennies for use of a bench. This would have been for peasants and farmers, tradesmen and their families, who would come to the theatre to make a day of it in the open air. If you wanted to be inside the indoor part of the theatre, admission would have been six...

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