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Perspectives On World Theater - Elizabethan Theater Part I

STUDY
PLAY
mercantile, naval
At the time, England was becoming a great ______ and ______ power.
modern
England was also becoming a more ______ nation, stepping away from medieval and religion.
humanism
There was a move towards ______, where people are individuals.
Spanish armada
In 1588, Britain defeated the ______.
250,000
There were about ______ people in London.
Seneca
The influence of ancient Roman ______'s plays led to an obsession with revenge, the supernatural, and violence.
Terence, Platus
Shakespeare drew comedic influence from ______ and ______ as well.
episodes
Plays were originally written in ______.
soliloquies
______ were a popular dramatic technique.
subplots
There were plenty of ______ in Elizabethan drama.
tragedies, comedies
______ had more noble characters, while ______ had poorer ones.
interlude
An ______ is a brief comic skit.
school, boys
In addition to interludes, there were also ______ drama and ______ acting companies.
university wits
______ wrote for boys companies.
Henry VIII
In 1532, ______ divorced his wife, Catherine of Aragon, and became Protestant.
public gatherings, religious
______ were banned, as well as plays w/______ content.
licenses, noblemen
Queen Elizabeth granted ______ to ______ who supported actors.
master of revels
The plays had to be approved by the ______.
public
______ theaters were half indoors, half out.
private
______ theaters were closed.
groundlings
______ stood in a pit, and it cost a penny.
gallery
______ seats cost 2 pennies.
blank, iambic pentameter
Plays were written in ______ verse, which used ______.