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English Renaissance Theatre: Characteristics & Significance

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During the English Renaissance England was ruled by _____.

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1. The physical structure of theaters during the English Renaissance changed in which of the following ways?

2. Under new laws during the English Renaissance, actors could legally perform theater if _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use of this five-question quiz and worksheet is a fast way to gauge how much you know about English Renaissance theater. Among other details, the quiz requires you to recall the name of the playwright whose works often explored the theme of love and conflict.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following aspects of theater in the English Renaissance:

  • The ruler of England during this timeframe
  • How the physical structure of theaters changed
  • When actors were allowed to legally perform theater
  • A renaissance playwright whose works often explored love and conflict
  • Rules of Aristotle's Poetics generally observed by playwrights

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about laws that allowed actors to legally perform theater
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about a change in the physical structure of theaters
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the rules of Aristotle's Poetics that were observed by English Renaissance playwrights and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this topic by studying the lesson titled English Renaissance Theatre: Characteristics & Significance. Here's a quick look at topics covered:

  • The timeframe of the English Renaissance
  • A dramatist who was one of the first to explore blank verse poetry
  • The usual gender of acting troupes during the English Renaissance
  • Who wrote stinging satires of his contemporaries' plays
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