Shakespeare’s Original Audiences

Recent excavations at five of nine London playhouses built between 1567 and 1642 are revealing what the theater-going experience was like for William Shakespeare’s (1564-1616) first audiences.

Many appear to have enjoyed blood-spewing animal fights, messy finger foods, and goblets full of alcoholic beverages. The stage goings on, however, would have dazzled onlookers with shimmering costumes, mood lighting and the prolific playwright’s memorable words.

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