Actors Theatres Shakespeare Plays Miscellaneous

100

What is traditional Elizabethan clothing?
Actors' costumes consisted of this.

100

What is a flag?
Public theatres didn't use commercials to advertise a play. They used one of these on the day of the play.

100

What is "Romeo & Juliet?"
This play by Shakespeare involves two "star-crossed lovers" who take their own lives.

100

What is a travelling troupe?
Often this type of group would perform a play, sometimes in the middle of a town.

100

What is hanging/drawing/quartering?
This is the type of public execution used on traitors.

200

What is throw food?
Performers often tried to please the audience members in the cheapest seats because they would yell and do this if they weren't pleased.

200

What are groundlings?
In the location in a public theatre where the cheapest "seats" were sold, the theatre-goers were called by this name.

200

What is "King Lear?"
This play that starts with the word "King" cannot be included in the histories because it deals with a fictional king, not a real one.

200

What are roofed galleries?
When going to a play, the wealthiest people sat in these areas.

200

What is rooster/cock fighting?
This type of entertainment would make an ornithologist's lunch take flight right out of their stomach.!

300

What is a young boy?
Female roles were typically played by this type of person.

300

What are candles?
This was the only source of light available in the theatres.

300

What is "The Lion King?"
This 1990s children's movie is based on the one of the most famous of Shakespeare's tragedies.

300

What is a comedy?
This type of play usually has a happy ending, and might involve romance.

300

What is beheading?
This type of public execution was reserved for royalty.

400

What is dancing?
Actors were expected to be able to do this. Hopefully they were light on their feet and could lead!

400

What is a trap door?
This part of the theatre might be where a ghost would "appear."

400

What is "Julius Caesar?"
This play is about a ruler in a foreign land who is dethroned by his "friends" in the middle of March.

400

What is a tragedy?
This type of play usually involves violence, treachery, and death.

400

What is burning (at the stake)?
This type of public execution was used on heretics and religious extremists.

500

What are acrobatic skills?
Actors were also supposed to have these skills, and to use them without a mat.

500

What is 1599?
The Globe was built in this year by a man named Cuthbert Burbage.

500

What is "Titus Andronicus?"
The bloodiest of all Shakespeare's tragedies, this play deals with rape, murder, and revenge.

500

What is a history?
This type of play is based on actual events. Shakespeare's were fairly accurate!

500

Who are prisoners?
The entertainment value of boiling in oil (deep-frying) was lost on this type of people, who knew it could happen to them.

Double Jeopardy: Elizabethan/Shakespeare

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