Learn about theatre audiences and what the experience was like for them as well as social attitudes, including what it was like to be a woman in Shakespeare’s day.
Who were the groundlings?
People who stood in front of the stage
People who sat on the stage
People who sat in the gallery
Did Queen Elizabeth I go to the theatre?
No, she hated plays
No, plays came to her
What might the audience throw if they didn't like the play?
What did the sumptuary laws cover?
What clothes you could wear
What you could eat
How many children you could have
What did Shakespeare's dad do?
How old did you have to be to get married in Shakespeare's day?
Which women could own property?
Who played female characters on stage in Shakespeare's time?
Which animal features in A Winter's Tale?
What sport features in Henry V?