William Shakespeare:. Life in the Elizabethan Theater. How much do you Already Know? True or False:. The Elizabethans were superstitious and believed the future of a person’s life was determined by the placement of the stars at that person’s birth.
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Life in the Elizabethan Theater
5. When Romeo and Juliet was first performed in 1595, Juliet was played by a young boy.
6. Shakespeare’s plays came straight from his imagination.
7. Shakespeare’s theater, The Globe, burned down in 1613 and was not open again until 1997.
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He was born into a moderate life; his family could not afford to send him to university.
He was married to Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582. William was 18 and Anne was 26—and pregnant.
Their first daughter, Susanna, was born on May 26, 1583. The couple later had twins, Hamnet and Judith; Hamnet died in childhood at the age of 11.“The Father of English”
Shakespeare’s plays are divided into 3 categories:
Henry IV, V, and VI, and Richard III.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and As You Like It.
Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and Othello
People paying higher prices got seats in the galleries for their money and a roof to keep off the rain.Attending Shakespeare’s Theater
No women or girls acted in the plays- boys played all female parts
There was no scenery, few props, and only costumes that the actors provided for themselves.Attending Shakespeare’s Theater
Why were women prohibited to act during this time period?
What were the established gender roles?
Image: Shakespeare’s Globe