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What time do rehearsals start?
What is the name of the river where the theater is located?
What is a pun?
low form of humor known as a play on words
What did plays start as in 500 BC
Greek religious ceremonies
Who was the greatest playwright in England in the 1500s?
Who was the Queen during William Shakespeare's day?
Queen Elizabeth I
What is drama?
writing meant to be performed before an audience
define tragedy as a play
where a person of noble birth is defeated by suffering a downfall due to a weakness/flaw in their character
define comedy as a play
where a person of noble birth is successful in overcoming conflict so the play has a happy ending
define history as a play
based on some historical facts
What is the name of characters in a play?
What is the name for dialogue in a play?
What are stage directions?
show the actors when and how to move on the stage, as well as sound effects, lighting, costumes, and music, props, and scenery
What is the area called behind the curtain on the stage?
central character of the play who engages in a struggle/conflict
additional character of the play who go against the protagonist
introduction to the play spoken by a chorus that welcomes the audience and gives them an overview of the action
closing section added to the play that tells of events happening after the ending of the play
long speech spoken by a character alone on the stage
remark made by a character spoken to others but not alone on the stage
highly exaggerated humorous play
minor character who experiences the same situation as a major character and the minor character is compared to see why they are not successful
define a sonnet
14 line stanza
define a couplet
last 2 lines of a sonnet
what are the sections of a play
act, scene, lines
What is Shakespeare's birth date?
April 23, 1564
Where was Shakespeare born?
Who was Shakespeare's wife?
How many children did Shakespeare have?
3 - Susanna and the twins Hamnet and Judith
Which child died at age 11?
Name of Shakespeare's acting troop?
Lord Chamberlain's Men
How many women went to the theater or were part of the acting group?
When did Shakespeare die?
April 23, 1616
What was the name of the original theater?
Why was the original theater torn down?
The lease on the land had expired so they tore the building down, moved it across the Thames River, and rebuilt it.
What was the name of the rebuilt theater?
How do you know what play will be performed?
notices are posted on the bridge and in town
How do you know the play will be performed that day?
A flag is raised on the top of the theater.
What is the shape of the Globe Theatre?
octagon or round
How many tiers?
How many people could sit in the tiers?
How many people could stand on the ground?
How much did it cost to attend?
What were the people called who stood on the ground?
What is the name of the place where costumes are kept?
What is the name of the place where sound effects are made?
How did they make the sound of thunder?
rolling cannon balls across the floor
What type of characters came down from a door in the hut?
godly or angelic
What type of characters came up from the floor?
demonic or from Hades
What does the sign over the door say?
All the world's a stage.
How long did the play last?
Who could wear red or purple?
Only the Queen or nobility
What type of roof is on the Globe?
What was the name of the original/first playhouse?
When were plays performed and why?
during the day because there was no artificial light
How do you know when the play is going to start?
the trumpet sounds 3 times
What is the name of the sister who treated the Protestants badly?
Who was the King that came to the theater to see a play about himself?
How did they announce the King's arrival and what happened then?
They shot off a cannon and it caught the thatched roof on fire and then burned the theater to the ground.
Mary was supposedly pregnant for a long time, but what did they eventually say was wrong with her?
How many wives did Henry VIII have?
What did the rats from the ships bring to the city?
What happened to the playhouses when the rats came?
theaters were shut down
What material were most of the clothes made from?
Who wore the high heels?
What was the popular collar called that men and women wore?
What couldn't women show of themselves?
What was the name of the law that made it illegal for people to wear certain colors unless they were in a social class?
What is the name of the children's song about the plague?
Ring around the rosies.
How did nobility go to the bathroom?
How many times did most people bathe?
What is making a comeback today that many people got by sleeping in unclean beds and clothes?
What is the name of Shakespeare's first tragedy?
Romeo & Juliet
What is the name of Shakespeare's mos successful play?
What city is the Globe Theatre located in?
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