Macbeth Elizabethan Theat

The box office Audience had to put one penny in a box by the floor to view the play standing from the pit in front of the stage. Two pennies for the first gallery and three pennies for the third gallery.
The Gentlemen’s rooms They were additional balconies on the left and the right of the Lord’s room
Pit The yard, just below the stage to watch the play standing up. The pit was uncomfortable and those who watched from there were called Stinkards or penny stinkers
The Heavens The heavens served to create an area hidden from the audience. This area provided a place for actor to hide. A selection of ropes and rigging would allow for special effects, such as flying or dramatic entries
Pillars (Herculean Columns) Were made of huge single tree trunks. These were drilled through the centre to eliminate warping of the wood.
Curtain Stage An apron state, a ground part of the stage
Housekeepers Five owners of the theater (find out who)
Lord’s room Considere the best seats in the house despite the poor view of the back of the actors. The audience would have a good view of the Lords. The Lords were able to hear the actors clearly. The cost were five pennies and the seating was cushioned.
Frons Scenae the stage wall, behind the pillars was the stage wall. It was a highly decorative screen (front scene)
Tiring House stage, it was a stage wall that was covered by a curtain were the actors changed their attire.
Hut Above the tiring house was a small house-like structure complete with a roof and was used as a space for storage.
Strolling players were traveling theater groups in Tudor period in England, who toured the country delivering theatrical performances. One of the most popular plays performed by these actors was “Robin Hood”
Inn yards Where plays were performed (Courtyards of Inns) usually were the tavern was or near one. The actor would make a deal with the tavern keeper/inn keeper and give them a part of the commissions in exchange of setting up theater there.
Open Air Amphith√©√Ętres Arenas were circular, open to the sky and had galleries all around. Big enough for audiences between 2500 to 3000. Plays were performed in the bright afternoon sunlight and playwrights words alone had to create moods.
What is the name of the first theatre built in London, England? The Theatre
Who Built The Theatre? James Burbage, also known as the father of the English Theatre.
When was the Theatre Built? In 1756 and had a 21 year lease.
How, Why, and When was the Theatre moved? It was dismantled by Richard Burbage, and moved by pieces over to Southwark. It was dismantled because the patrons of the city closed the theatre after it 21 year lease. It became the Globe theatre in 1599.
How were plays at The Globe advertise? The globe theatre had a flag system of three colors that were used to advertise which type of pal was to be performed that day. A raised flag was the signal that a play would be staged that afternoon and continued to fly until the end of every performance.
What were the colors of the flags? White: comedy, light humorRed: The play performed would be about a bloody part of history. Black: the play was a dark subject associated with death (tragedy )
Was the Globe an other indoor playhouses used only for plays? No, there was gambling, prostitutions, lots and lots of sex, bear baiting and more
What other entertainments were available prior to the beginning of the play? You could eat, drink, cock fight, bear bait, and bull rings.
Why did the theaters go black during Thursday Nights? The theaters were in high demand, by going black they allowed patrons to go and spend their money in other business.
How were scripts generated to the actors? maybe there were three or two scripts passed around.
How did the actors practice their lines? The actors didn’t get to practice their line much, they got their lines from cues or sometimes they would cut up the scripts and use their parts.
What is “Cue acting”? person would whisper lines to the actor before he went on stage.
What was the role of women on the stage? Women were not actresses, the roles of women were played by men going through puberty.
What was the general reputation of the actors? disreputable, a legacy or rogues and vagabonds.
What are the 3 divisions of the audience of the Globe? The people in the pit= stinkards, the first gallery and the second gallery.
Where did the nobles sit? They sat in the Lord’s room.
When were performances held and why? During the afternoon, and on the summers due to the weathers and lighting.
What links the dates 1593, 1603, and 1608? The bubonic plague.
What is the Motto of the globe theatre? Totus Mundus agit histrionem. The whole world is a playhouse.
What were some key special effects in Shakespeare’s time? They had real working canons, hidden trap doors, the heavens, torches and swords.
Theatre Lighting? Natural lighting, as plays are produced in the afternoon. However there were some artificial lightest intended to provide atmosphere for ight scenes.
Theatre Heating? There was no heating, plays were performed in the summer months, and transferred to the indoors during the winter.
Theatre Toilets? Nope, people would relieve themselves outside. Sewage was buried in pits or disposed of in the River Thames. That is why the theatre closed during outbreaks of the bubonic plague because disease was easily spread in the pit.
What is the relevance of the date June 29, 1613? The Globe Theatre burned down.
What affect did the Puritans have on the Globe? They managed to get it closed permanently in 1642.
When and why were the theaters banned from London City limits? The church did not approve, and in addition there was gambling in some and bear baiting. The crowded theaters encouraged the speed of the plague. On 1596 London authorities banned the public presentations of plays and all theaters within city limits of London were closed.
What did the Council of London write? They we rote the banning of the theatres
Who were the groundlings? The commoners, pit standers, stinkards also known as the Elizabethan general public.
Top 5 most prolific playwrights of the period Christopher MarlowFrancis BeaumontJohn FletcherThomas MiddletonThomas Kyd
Edward Allen An actor of Shakespeare’s timeFamed Elixabethan performerJoined the Admiral’s Men and became principal actorWanted to perform before Elizabeth and her courtPlayed roles of :Tumburlaine, Doctor Faustus, The Jew of Malta and Orlando FuriosoKnown for his dramatic roles
Will Kemp Comedian actorClown of the Elizabethan TheaterJoined the Chamberlain’s Men in 1594Acted in Many of Shakespeares plays
Philip Henslowe Owner of “The Rose Theater” in 1587Groom of the Chamber, Gentleman Sewer of the ChamberHe built the Dotune Theater along with his son in law AllenMember of the king’s crew
James Burbage an actor that built the London’s first theater “The theater” in Shoreditch
Richard Burbage Son of James burgage, he dismantled the theater and moved it to Southwark were he created the Globe

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