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Name 3 reasons why it is beneficial to learn drama
builds confidence, social skills and teamwork
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What is meant by serious fun?
that you need to be disciplined as well as being creative
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why do we sit in a circle?
to be equal and to see everyone in the room
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what is status?
how important or unimportant you are
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list 3 things that might influence a person's status
height, age and volume of voice
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list 3 words to describe a low status character
short, quiet and timid/afraid
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list 3 words to describe a high status character
tall, loud and confident
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when was shakespeare born?
1564 in Stratford Upon Avon
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What Queen was ruling England
Queen Elizabeth I
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How many plays did he write?
38 plays
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What categories did they split into?
Comedies, tragedies and histories
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Why are his plays universal?
they explore human relationships, war and common themes
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What is a tempest
a violent storm
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What is the theatre word for beginning the piece of drama
exposition
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opening moments of a piece are so important because...
the beginning has to grab the adiences attention
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List 4 genres of drama which make an exciting entrance
action, mystery, suspense and comedy
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What time did plays begin
2 o'clock
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Why would weather affect the performance at the globe?
because there was no roof in the centre
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who were the groundlings?
the people who had to stand and get wet
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how many galleries were there and what extra comforts did you get if you were in the galleries?
3 galleries and you got a seat covered from the rain and maybe even a seat cushion
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what was the tiring house
a curtained alcove at the back of the stage or what we would call a dressing room
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where did musicians sit?
in the gallery above the tiring house
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what could the trap door be used for?
an extra entrance, which was great for ghosts!
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how many people could the globe hold?
3000 people
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how did the globe fire start?
a cannon made of paper lit the thatch walls
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when was the new globe built?
1614
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female parts were played by?
young boys
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this was because
it wasn't respectable for girls to act
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boys play roles such as...
page boys, fairies, beggars etc.
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boys were also responsible for jobs such as...
costumes, props, ales
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boys stopped playing these roles when...
their voices broke and they grew a beard
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when a man they then
taught new apprentices
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What is meant by serious fun?

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that you need to be disciplined as well as being creative

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why do we sit in a circle?

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what is status?

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list 3 things that might influence a person's status

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