Actors Theatres Shakespeare Plays Miscellaneous

100

What is weapon and/or sword skills for combat?
Actors had to have this in order to be successful. They also had to make sure not to hurt themselves while using the tools of the trade!

100

What are inn yards and taverns?
Performances in Elizabethan England originally were performed in these two types of locations.

100

What is a playwright?
This was Shakespeare's primary profession.

100

What is Hamlet?
This play by Shakespeare involves a prince who discovers that his uncle killed his father.

100

What are conventions?
The Elizabethan era had many of these special or traditional ways of doing things.

200

What is clowning?
Reed Martin from the Reduced Shakespeare Company is a good example of an actor who has this type of skill, seeing as he worked for Ringling Brothers!

200

What is The Rose?
This major Elizabethan public theatre was known for its foul odor.

200

What is Anne Hathaway?
Shakespeare's wife was named this. (So is a popular actress!)

200

What is "The Taming of the Shrew?"
This play by Shakespeare involves two sisters -- the younger one is pretty & sort of a bimbo and the older one is a.. ahem... not nice person. The younger one can't marry until the older one does.

200

Who is Queen Elizabeth I?
The words power and beauty are associated with this queen, who reigned over England during Shakespeare's hey-day.

300

What are vagabonds?
Elizabethan actors (especially those who travelled) had the reputation of being these types of people.

300

What is The Theatre?
The first public theatre in Elizabethan England went by this moniker. (Obviously.)

300

What is sell it?
As a writer, Shakespeare had to do this to his manuscript before he could make money.

300

Who is Thomas Middleton?
"The Chaste Maid of Cheapside" by this playwright exposed the harsh realities of poverty, sin, and the oldest profession.

300

What is daytime?
Plays were performed during this time only.

400

What is singing?
Adam Long from Reduced Shakespeare Company accompanies Austin and Reed as they showcase this actor skill at the end of "Romeo & Juliet."

400

What is on outdoor stages?
Before public theatres, in England, acting troupes performed here.

400

What is The Globe?
This theater is primarily associated with Shakespeare, and has a "new" version still operating in London today.

400

What are greed and poor morals?
"Volpone" is a play by Ben Jonson about a man who fakes his own death. The major themes are these.

400

What is bear baiting?
This type of Elizabethan entertainment entailed chaining the animal first. No one would be able to outrun this beast!

500

What is female roles/women's roles?
Adam (from RSC) performed most of these in the "Complete Works" which makes sense in terms of Elizabethan laws.

500

What is The Globe?
This theater was burned to the ground after a cannon malfunction in 1642.

500

Who is Christopher Marlowe?
This man was a contemporary of Shakespeare who wrote Dr. Faustus.

500

What is to be read?
Plays in the Elizabethan era were not written for this purpose.

500

What is prostitution?
This is known as "the oldest profession" and was widely dispersed throughout Elizabethan London.

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