Actors
Theatres
Shakespeare
Plays
Miscellaneous

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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.
What is "King Lear?"

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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