Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre in England
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Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre in England

Explore the history of theatre in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, where plays and drama were a popular form of entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Learn about the development of purpose-built theatres and the rise of influential playwrights like Shakespeare.

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What was the first purpose-built theatre opened in London in 1576?

The first purpose-built theatre opened in London in 1576 was The Theatre.

Who built the outdoor theatre known as the Globe, and with whom?

The outdoor theatre known as the Globe was built by Shakespeare with a group of other actors known as The Chamberlain’s Men.

Where was the Globe theatre situated?

The Globe theatre was situated on the south bank of the Thames in London.

What was the capacity of the Globe theatre?

<p>The Globe theatre could hold up to 3,000 people.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What were the poorer theatre-goers standing in to watch plays?

<p>the yard</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the name for the roofed area where the actors changed their costumes?

<p>the tiring house</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was considered scandalous for women to do in acting during that time?

<p>appear on the stage</p> Signup and view all the answers

What special effects were expected by the audiences during productions?

<p>sound effects of storms and occasional lightning flashes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What event led to the burning of the Globe theatre in 1613?

<p>an attempt at igniting a cannon</p> Signup and view all the answers

What could the richest audience members hire for their seats?

<p>cushions</p> Signup and view all the answers

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