Fact Sheet: Indoor Theatres

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Pull up a cushion, grab an apple or some nuts, light a candle, and get ready to explore indoor theatres from Elizabethan England. Readers use a handout to distinguish between indoor and outdoor theatres and the types of actors who performed in them. Scholars also discover some of the creature comforts that made theatre-going such a popular pastime in Shakespeare's days.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students make lists comparing indoor and outdoor theatres
  • Ask students to discuss why some plays are more suited to indoor performances than others
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses British English language and phrasing 

  • Provides links to extra resources
  • Includes a graphic of a typical indoor playhouse

  • Contains a few grammatical errors 
Common Core