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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. What happened to the original Globe and how did it happen?
  2. How do people feel about magic and other superstition?
  3. Who did Shakespeare marry (name), and what were their ages (Shakespeare's age is first)?
  4. When did play's take place? (Hint: NO ELECTRICITY!)
  5. Which gender acted on stage and who played women?
  1. a Anne Hathaway and 18 and 26
  2. b During the afternoon and daytime
  3. c They believed in it a great deal.
  4. d Males. Young, prepubescent boys played women.
  5. e It burned down because a cannon blast from the hut set the thatched roof on fire.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Lord Chamberlain's Men was a theatre troupe that performed Shakespeare's plays. Their new name was the King's Men and they were named such because after Queen Elizabeth died, King James became the beneficiary.
  2. She loved it. I know because she held some performances at Court and often went to watch plays.
  3. Tragedy, Comedy, History
  4. Actors shouted lines and showed exaggerated gestures.
  5. The stage was a 5 foot tall platform that jutted out into the Pit. It was often called the Apron's stage.

5 True/False questions

  1. Where do the richer audience member's sit? What are the costs of a plain seat vs. one with a cushion?Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Julius Caesar


  2. What did people feel about astrology in the Elizabethan Era?Believed in it a great deal. Astrologers could have a great impact in people's lives.


  3. Who attended the performances?Everyone


  4. What is a trap door and why is it necessary?A trap door is a hidden entrance onto the stage from the area underneath that can be used to signify the death of a character or a ghost.


  5. When and where was Shakespeare born?April 23 in Stratford


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