Elizabethan Theatre

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Elizabethan Era Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz about the history and facts of Elizabethan Theatre


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where was the first Elizabethan Theatre built?
    • A. 

      Luton

    • B. 

      Leicester

    • C. 

      Birmingham

    • D. 

      Shoreditch

    • E. 

      Bath

  • 2. 
    Which successful Elizabethan writer died at young age when he received a knife in the eye during a tavern fight?
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare

    • B. 

      Francis Beaumont (1584 - 1616)

    • C. 

      Christopher Marlow

    • D. 

      Thomas Middleton

    • E. 

      John Fletcher (1579 - 1625)

  • 3. 
    Who is not an Elizabethan actor?
    • A. 

      Alec Guinness

    • B. 

      Edward Alleyn

    • C. 

      Robert Armin

    • D. 

      Christopher Beeston

    • E. 

      Richard Burbage

  • 4. 
    Where were Elizabethan performances held?
    • A. 

      Churches, Taverns and Fairs

    • B. 

      Playhouses, Amphitheatres and Inn Yards

    • C. 

      Schools, Houses and Government Buildings

    • D. 

      Taverns, Schools and Playhouses

    • E. 

      Fairs, Inn Yards and Amphitheatres

  • 5. 
    What is the role of a Housekeeper?
    • A. 

      Cleaning the theatre

    • B. 

      Maintenance of the theatre

    • C. 

      Looking after actors

    • D. 

      Looking after the costume and props

    • E. 

      The owners of the theatre

  • 6. 
    From what theatre was timber taken from to build the original Globe?
    • A. 

      Rose

    • B. 

      Theatre

    • C. 

      Swan

    • D. 

      Fortune

    • E. 

      Boars Head

  • 7. 
    What date did the Globe burn down?
    • A. 

      July 4th 1614

    • B. 

      June 29 1613

    • C. 

      August 27th 1613

    • D. 

      June 29th 1615

    • E. 

      July 4th 1613

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Ben Jonson's Volpone

    • B. 

      Dekker's Shoemaker's Holiday

    • C. 

      Webster's The White Devil

    • D. 

      Beaumont & Fletcher's The Knight of the Burning Pestle

    • E. 

      William Shakespeare's Henry VIII

  • 9. 
    What is the area in front of the stage in an Amphitheatre called?
    • A. 

      Lower Deck

    • B. 

      Cobbles

    • C. 

      Pit

    • D. 

      Ground

    • E. 

      Level

  • 10. 
    How much did the public pay to go to theatre performances
    • A. 

      10 pennies

    • B. 

      5 shillings

    • C. 

      1 shilling

    • D. 

      1 penny

    • E. 

      2 pennies

  • 11. 
    Who was James Burbage?
    • A. 

      An Elizabethan Entrepreneur

    • B. 

      An Elizabethan Housekeeper

    • C. 

      A Nobleman

    • D. 

      An Inn Keeper

    • E. 

      A playwright

  • 12. 
    James Burbage became a member and eventually took over Robert Dudley's acting troupe. Who were they?
    • A. 

      The Globe Players

    • B. 

      The Coventry Actors

    • C. 

      Leicester's Men

    • D. 

      Birmingham Players

    • E. 

      London's Men

  • 13. 
    In what year were theatres and playhouses were ordered to be pulled down and all players were to be seized and whipped?
    • A. 

      1641

    • B. 

      1645

    • C. 

      1642

    • D. 

      1648

    • E. 

      1647

  • 14. 
    How much were people charged if they attened a play after they were banned?
    • A. 

      10 Pennies

    • B. 

      1 Penny

    • C. 

      10 Shillings

    • D. 

      Five Shillings

    • E. 

      A pound

  • 15. 
    What other events happened in Elizabethan Theatres?
    • A. 

      Gambling and Fairs

    • B. 

      Bear Baiting and Gambling

    • C. 

      Fairs and Markets

    • D. 

      Markets and Bear Baiting

    • E. 

      Bull Fights and Markets

  • 16. 
    In the style of which theatre was the Globe built?
    • A. 

      Royal Opera House

    • B. 

      Bull Ring

    • C. 

      Coliseum

    • D. 

      Sydney Opera House

    • E. 

      Swan

  • 17. 
    Why were performances in Amphitheatres only held during the afternoon?
    • A. 

      Other entertainment happened in the evening

    • B. 

      Nobles voted best time

    • C. 

      To suit working hours

    • D. 

      No artificial light

    • E. 

      Elizabeth I decreed it

  • 18. 
    Which is not a famous Elizabethan Playhouse?
    • A. 

      Bull Ring

    • B. 

      Whitefriars Theatre

    • C. 

      Gray's Inn Theatre

    • D. 

      Middle Temple Inn Theatre

    • E. 

      Whitehall Theatre

  • 19. 
    What was the maximum capacity of an Elizabethan audience?
    • A. 

      2500

    • B. 

      3000

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      5000

    • E. 

      1000

  • 20. 
    Who was not allowed to perform in Elizabethan plays?
    • A. 

      Inn workers

    • B. 

      Children

    • C. 

      Over 40's

    • D. 

      Women

    • E. 

      Men