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Elizabethan Theater


Cool stuff you may already know about the Elizabethan era

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3.underside of the half-roof on an Elizabethan theater, actors playing gods or ghosts lowered from here
4.a trickster figure from a Shakespeare play
8."All the world's a ............."
10.a dramatic speech by one actor
13.a noble sponsor of an acting company
14.Shakespeare's dad made these, you seldom need them
16.river near London's original theater district
18.a Shakespearean comedy
19.a group of actors, begins with a "c"
22.where Shakespeare went to make his fortune
23.the number of plays Shakespeare wrote (no space between parts of answer)
25.some thought he may have been the real author of Shakespeare's plays; also, a delicious breakfast meat
27.the hero of a famous Shakespearean tragedy
28.the second, and most illustrious, patron of Shakespeare's acting company
29.a play whose name is historically bad luck for actors
1.a playwright who was a contemporary of Shakespeare, wrote Dr. Faustus
2.Shakespeare's other job, besides playwright
5.the century in which most of E-theater occurred
6.Aristotle came up with three of these; they were NOT used in Elizabthan theater
7.the type of verse used most often in Elizabethan plays
9.a famous theater associated with Shakespeare
11.the trickster or fool figure of Twelfth Night
12.break a.........
15.Will Shakespeare's hometown
17.type of poetry Shakespeare wrote (rhymes with "bonnet"
19.the element of Ancient Theater is used sometimes in E-theater, like the opening of Romeo and Juliet
20.this health problem often led to the theaters being closed
21.most Shakespearean comedies end with one of these
24.the person for whom this time period was named
25.To ___or not to be
26.________doors--these were used for primitive special effects

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