Let's sum up Chronicle of Development of Renaissance Theatre:
- By the late 16th century in Europe, permanent buildings were being constructed to house a new kind of commercial theater.
- In 1576 actor James Burbage built London's first public theater, known simply as The Theatre, which was an open-air structure that combined features of pageant wagons, fixed stages, and banquet halls.
- The most famous Renaissance theater Globe Theatre was completed 1599. It shared the talents of playwright William Shakespeare and Burbage's acting company, The Lord Chamberlain's Men, later renamed The King's Men. A modern reconstruction of the Globe stands on the south bank of the Thames River in London.
- By 1610 a rebuilt Blackfriars Theatre had become the winter home of Shakespeare's company, and by 1642 six other private theaters had opened.
- In Italy conventions of theater architecture and stage spectacle introduced in Florence, Venice, Parma, Bologna, Rome, and Milan during the Renaissance and most popular was commedia dell’arte, an actor-centered improvisational theater.
A Life of William Shakespeare--Sir Sidney Lee