Fact Sheet: Playhouses

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Laborers used common materials to build London's first performance venues, including sticks, plaster, and ... hair? Using an informational handout, scholars learn about the construction of different types of playhouses where actors performed during the Elizabethan era. Pupils also discover who was responsible for building the theatres and what materials they used to construct them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have students use a graphic organizer to compare indoor and outdoor playhouses 
  • Ask individuals to research what happened to the first Globe Theatre in 1613
Classroom Considerations
  • Uses British English, so some spellings differ
  • Includes a helpful map of Shakespeare's London
  • Provides additional resources to extend learning
  • None
Common Core