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Shakespeare/Romeo and Juliet Background Information Test

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  1. Where do the richer audience member's sit? What are the costs of a plain seat vs. one with a cushion?
  2. What class level did Shakespeare's family belong to?
  3. What shape was the globe and how many people could it hold?
  4. What did people feel about astrology in the Elizabethan Era?
  5. What are the Lord Chamberlain's Men, and what is/ why did they recieve their new name?
  1. a Believed in it a great deal. Astrologers could have a great impact in people's lives.
  2. b Round, about 3,000
  3. c Upper-middle
  4. d In the galleries. A plain seat is 2 cents and a cushion is 3 cents.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. He plagerized and took ideas from other poets and playwrights. Romeo and Juliet was originally a poem written by a man named Arthur Brooks.
  2. It burned down because a cannon blast from the hut set the thatched roof on fire.
  3. April 23 in the family home
  4. Usually one, but during summer sometime two.
  5. Cannons and Instruments. They came from the Hut.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Where did poor people view the play and what were they called? How much did they pay?The Pit, Groundlings or Stinkards, 1 cent


  2. What are five of Shakespeare's most famous plays?Upper-middle


  3. What is a trap door and why is it necessary?1594-96


  4. What was life like during Elizabethan times? (Hint: It wasn't so good)The stage was a 5 foot tall platform that jutted out into the Pit. It was often called the Apron's stage.


  5. How many stories was the original Globe, and what type of roof did it have?3 stories, thatched roof


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