Learn about what it was like to put on a performance in Shakespeare’s day without the use of fancy props, staging or even being able to use women on stage.
Who owned the acting companies in Shakespeare's day?
A noble patron
What did the apprentices do?
Clean up and sew costumes
Play the small parts
Play women and children
Before the theatres were built, what did actors do?
Travel the country performing
Act in the street
There weren't any actors
Why was the Globe built just outside London?
Land was cheaper
It was illegal to stage plays in London
To avoid the plague
Why were there performances only during the day?
For the light
Because it was illegal at night
So everyone could get home safely
What shape is the Globe?
What did Shakespearean theatres not have?
What did Shakespearean actors do at the end of a play?
What did actors make with animal bladders?
Packets of fake blood
Why was Elizabethan make-up not good for you?
It was very heavy
It was made of lead
It was expensive