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  1. What did Elizabeth do to appease Puritan's hate for theaters?the plays took place in one day; sets didn't change; no violence was on stage; took stories from legends and myths; what happens because of something is more important than what actually happens

          

  2. What is the Tempest?Shakespeare's last great play that is proved he wrote on his own

          

  3. What are 5 words Shakespeare coined?Academy, alligator, leapfrog, lonely, critic

          

  4. When and who originated drama?Greeks and Romans around 600BC

          

  5. Shakespeare died1596

          

  6. Who succeeded Queen Elizabeth I?King James VI

          

  7. What was the status of a wife?the husband's property

          

  8. Why is it impossible to know the exact dates of Shakespeare's works?Julius Caesar (1599-1600), Romeo and Juliet (1594-95), Hamlet (1600-01), Othello (1604-05), Macbeth (1605-06)

          

  9. Lost/Missing Years begin1585

          

  10. What did kid's clothes look like?He attended grammar school at the King's New School, but not a university

          

  11. Hellarea under outer stage used for ghostly comings and goings and where the dead would go

          

  12. King James' Bibletranslated from Latin to English in 1611 and is the most influential and best selling books ever

          

  13. What were 2 emblems along the Thames that showed the brutality?criminals chained to the bridge and severed heads

          

  14. Scenerywas minimal and didn't change

          

  15. Globe was builtarea under outer stage used for ghostly comings and goings and where the dead would go

          

  16. Sonnets published1609

          

  17. Globe burned down1613

          

  18. The Theater was built1576

          

  19. Judith and Hamnet were born1585

          

  20. Why were there 3 stages?a wooden post with a block on top and two holes in it for a person's head, hands, and feet to be put on display for public humiliation

          

  21. What were 2 forms of sports?Bowls (lawn bowling) and shuttlecock (badminton)

          

  22. The Theater1576; James Burbage; were about half of Shakespeare's plays were performed

          

  23. When does literature begin to be published again after the end of King James I reign?Aristotle, a philosopher and critic

          

  24. First Folio publishedprivate, more expensive, galleries

          

  25. What was allowed in and around the Globe?Prostitution

          

  26. What did Shakespeare write in?Shakespeare's last great play that is proved he wrote on his own

          

  27. What was Lord Chamberlain's Men?John Shakespeare, a glover and leadsmith, and Mary Arden, the daughter of a farmer

          

  28. Famous GreeksSocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Cincinnatus

          

  29. Flagto show if there was a play that day

          

  30. Shakespeare became actor and playwrightApril 26, 1564

          

  31. How did people feel about Elizabeth I?they liked her because she improved London

          

  32. What are 5 of Shakespeare's plays?Julius Caesar (1599-1600), Romeo and Juliet (1594-95), Hamlet (1600-01), Othello (1604-05), Macbeth (1605-06)

          

  33. Why weren't Shakespeare's plays published right after they were performed?It was expensive and plays were property of the theaters, and they didn't want other theaters to be able to perform them

          

  34. What did a nurse do?where hounds would be let loose on a chained bear for public entertainment

          

  35. Outer stage/platformwere all male, wore masks

          

  36. Why was divorce difficult?You had to get an Act of Parliament

          

  37. Who gave one of the earliest definitions of drama (300 BC)?imitated human action

          

  38. What was the First Folio18 of Shakespeare's plays in one compilation; hand-written and very expensive

          

  39. What is a nickname for Queen Elizabeth I?The Virgin Queen

          

  40. Who would you buy cloth from?Mercer

          

  41. Richard Burbagethe main actor in Shakespeare's plays

          

  42. Shakespeare purchased the New Place1594

          

  43. Why were theaters closed temporarily?The Plague, afraid of spread of disease, waste of time for workers, seen as sinful

          

  44. The Heavensidentified by zodiac signs, ceiling of stage

          

  45. What to expect in Greek theatersDinner (11-12) and supper (6)

          

  46. Theaters reopened after the Plaguebites from fleas that lived on rats

          

  47. Red Lion Playhouse1567, first building built with the sole purpose for theatrical performance

          

  48. What were some key Greek cities?The scenery can't change, so it could help show where different scenes would take place

          

  49. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway1597

          

  50. Why was there violence during the Elizabethan era?Protestant

          

  51. How do people put Shakespeare's plays in order?Based on historical events and allusions to the plays; records from the performances of the plays taken from diaries of contemporaries; publication dates of sources; dates that the plays appear in print

          

  52. What were 2 mealtimes?Dinner (11-12) and supper (6)

          

  53. Who would be addressed with thy?Someone you are very close to, like a spouse or close friend, or someone who is inferior to you, like a servant

          

  54. What was Shakespeare's social status?Julius Caesar (1599-1600), Romeo and Juliet (1594-95), Hamlet (1600-01), Othello (1604-05), Macbeth (1605-06)

          

  55. Shakespeare became a charter of Lord Chamberlain's Men1594

          

  56. Why is Shakespeare's works difficult to read?They include archaic words, he used verbs and nouns and vice versa, grammar has changed, meanings of words have changed

          

  57. What was breeching?the celebration after a boy got his first pair of pants

          

  58. What was a bear pit?where hounds would be let loose on a chained bear for public entertainment

          

  59. What were the earliest types of drama?property of their parents

          

  60. Who published the First Folio?John Heminges and Henry Condell

          

  61. 1600?Julius Caesar was written

          

  62. How old were Shakespeare and Anne when they married? What was their scandalous secret?Shakespeare was 18 and Anne was 26 and already 3 months pregnant

          

  63. Archaic forms of youthee, thou, thine, thy

          

  64. How many works did Shakespeare write?38 plays, 154 sonnets, 2 narrative poems

          

  65. Why were plays censored?1613

          

  66. Lords Roomsidentified by zodiac signs, ceiling of stage

          

  67. Publication and performance of The Tempest1611

          

  68. What are lessons someone might take in their free time?a jolly, lusty person

          

  69. What was the literacy rate in England?high

          

  70. What id the chorus?dance; mediator between audience, represented common people, set the mood, interpreted what was going on, informed the audience of what would happen next

          

  71. Why was England so intellectually advanced?For profanity, heresy, and politics

          

  72. What was the state of cleanliness?property of their parents

          

  73. Queen Elizabeth I took the throne1558

          

  74. How did Elizabeth use her unmarried status to her advantage?1558

          

  75. What are run-on lines?Word that were used long ago, but not anymore

          

  76. What were gingerbread men called?gingerbread husbands

          

  77. What was the status of children?property of their parents

          

  78. The Plague began and shut down theaters1592

          

  79. What are the 3 main causes of disease in Elizabethan England?Between Catholics and Protestants

          

  80. King James I reign ends1625

          

  81. Gallerywere all male, wore masks

          

  82. Why did the plays need to capture the attention of the audience from the start?They could easily get free entertainment, like public humiliations and punishments

          

  83. What was the earliest definition of drama?The Plague struck

          

  84. The Pitwhere the groundlings stood and watched

          

  85. Start of teh English Civil War when King Charles III was captured and killed by Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans then shut down theaters1642

          

  86. Where did drama arise from?Religious ceremonies

          

  87. Where did the audience sit?Shakespeare's last great play that is proved he wrote on his own

          

  88. What was the King's Men?King James renamed Lord Chamberlain's men after the Plague struck

          

  89. What is the brank?Shakespeare's last great play that is proved he wrote on his own

          

  90. What was the pillory?a wooden post with a block on top and two holes in it for a person's head, hands, and feet to be put on display for public humiliation

          

  91. How old was Shakespeare when he died?52

          

  92. What was Shakespeare's schooling like?He attended grammar school at the King's New School, but not a university

          

  93. Shakespeare was baptizedApril 26, 1564

          

  94. The New Placewhere the groundlings stood and watched

          

  95. Shakespeare moved to London1613

          

  96. King James I comes into power1603

          

  97. Trap doorcenter of outer stage that led to Hell and could help determine if someone was good or bad after death

          

  98. How did they think someone's personality was determined?the 4 humours: blood, phlegm, choler, and meloncholy; physical characteristics decided personality (physiognamy)

          

  99. What is the best tragedy in Aristotle's mind?high

          

  100. Who was Dionysus?For women who gossiped too much, put metal spikes in their mouth

          

  101. What's a difference between punishments then and now?They used to be more cruel

          

  102. What types of drama were later added?History and romance

          

  103. King Charles II is restored to throne and reopens theaters; Restoration begins1660

          

  104. How long was Queen Elizabeth I's reign?45 years, starting in 1558

          

  105. Why is it called the Globe?a wooden post with a block on top and two holes in it for a person's head, hands, and feet to be put on display for public humiliation

          

  106. Why have Greek plays endured time?They are universal truths about the limits of human knowledge, individual free will, moral responsibility, and human suffering

          

  107. Susanna was borncenter of outer stage that led to Hell and could help determine if someone was good or bad after death

          

  108. Who were Shakespeare's parents?He wasn't born into a class of nobility, but was pretty much in the middle. He worked his way up in social hierarchy as the years went on

          

  109. What was the structure of early theaters?Circular with a stage in the center so it was easy for everyone to hear and see

          

  110. Why had drama gained social acceptance by the end of the 17th century?Shakespeare and the Elizabethan/London theater scene

          

  111. What happened on "the ducking stool?"you were tied to a chair and lowered/dunked into the water

          

  112. What were the hours of a school day?Bowls (lawn bowling) and shuttlecock (badminton)

          

  113. Shakespeare was bornApril 23, 1616

          

  114. What kind of person had too much blood in them?property of their parents

          

  115. Lord Chamberlain's Men because the King's Men1603

          

  116. From who could you buy medicine?apothecary

          

  117. When were women allowed to act?Not until 1660

          

  118. What is the orchestra?For women who gossiped too much, put metal spikes in their mouth

          

  119. Shakespeare retiredApril 23, 1616

          

  120. What was the tragedy in London in 1563?Streets were disgusting, with feces and dead bodies all around, it smelled awful

          

  121. What was tragedy?where hounds would be let loose on a chained bear for public entertainment

          

  122. Hamnet diedSocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Cincinnatus

          

  123. Hamartiatragic flaw; critical mistake; mistake that brings character to his downfall

          

  124. What religion was Queen Elizabeth I?Protestant

          

  125. What are archaic words?Word that were used long ago, but not anymore

          

  126. What are end-stopped lines?Word that were used long ago, but not anymore

          

  127. Admission priceswere different for different seats, but the pit cost only one cent

          

  128. What did the Greeks want to know?a round area where the chorus sang and danced

          

  129. Where and when did Greek civilization begin?Crete in 2000BC

          

  130. What are 2 foods today that were not eaten back then?Dancing, embroidery

          

  131. What was the general structure of the Globe?imitated human action

          

  132. What was considered public education?going out to school instead of being tutored at home

          

  133. How many people came to the theaters?they liked her because she improved London

          

  134. What was the drunkard's cloak?He wasn't born into a class of nobility, but was pretty much in the middle. He worked his way up in social hierarchy as the years went on

          

  135. How did Elizabeth become queen?took care of the kids

          

  136. What was one popular form of communication?Letter writing

          

  137. HutStorage above the Heavens that held a winch system for lowering people

          

  138. Greek actorswere all male, wore masks

          

  139. What did people do before the plays started1594

          

  140. Inner stagerecessed playing area that could be curtained off as needed

          

  141. How long were plays?2-3 hours

          

  142. Why weren't the shoes of women not very important considering how extravagant fashion was?It was expensive and plays were property of the theaters, and they didn't want other theaters to be able to perform them

          

  143. What is "bringing players in?"a round area where the chorus sang and danced

          

  144. How did humans get the Plague?She was 3rd in line for the throne and everyone else died

          

  145. Robert Greene critiqued one of Shakespeare's plays, ending the Lost/Missing YearsBased on historical events and allusions to the plays; records from the performances of the plays taken from diaries of contemporaries; publication dates of sources; dates that the plays appear in print

          

  146. Upper stageprivate, more expensive, galleries

          

  147. What was a remedy for a sty in your eye?Rub the tail of a black cat on it

          

  148. Before theaters, where did actors perform?At inns or on street corners

          

  149. What were symptoms of the Plague?inflamed lymph nodes, bleeding lungs, etc

          

  150. Shakespeare family received a Coat of Arms1590