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Dramas—originally under church control—didactic allegories in which characters had names of virtues, vices, or other qualities
those who purchased the standing room only tickets to an Elizabethan play; unruly section of a Shakespearean audience
Commedia Dell Arte
A form of theatrical improvisation developed in the 1500s which includes stock characters and farcical situations
When the restoration period ended the Licensing Act only permitted the play house to two. All other theaters were illegal thus creating the term.
dressing room, provided actors a variety of entries to the stage: windows, balconies, and two or more large doors.
in an Elizabethean theatre, a space at the back of the stage used for small interior settings
round or octagonal theatres with two or three tiers of thatched roof galleries surrounding an open court on three sides
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