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In England during Queen Elizabeth I's reign, where did traveling actors perform?

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chessie | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 21, 2009 at 10:20 AM via web

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In England during Queen Elizabeth I's reign, where did traveling actors perform?

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bocateacher322 | Middle School Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted February 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM (Answer #1)

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The time period when Queen Elizabeth I ruled is recognized as the Elizabethan era. Actors in this Elizabethan era often acted on simple wooden platforms. Differently than the stages we know today, the platform was usually surrounded on three sides by the audience members. The back of the platform was what the actors use to enter and exit the stage. This area was also where the accompanying musicians were located. The first theater that was actually built for performing actors was The Theater in 1576. This was done by James Burbage. It is also important to remember that the actors in this Elizabethan era were all male, even performing the female roles, as women did not perform in this time period

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