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									By: Damon, Cale, Meagan,
 Courtney and David !
                        Techniques:
•   They would put colored banners across the background to represent a
    change in setting

•   If their was a special item such as a mountaintop, castle, or heaven they
    would build a balcony into the stage.

•   All of the fights in Shakespeare's plays were choreographed

•   A master of arms was someone who was an expert on a specific weapon
    and taught actors how to use it in different styles and techniques.

•   The Master of arms position was held highly and was very respectable
    In the fights bladders of fake blood were hidden under the armpit (the fake
    blood was usually either Sheep's blood or vinegar)

•   The actor would squeeze the bladder at the appropriate time and the
    "blood" would come out to simulate a wound.
                       Characters
• Olivia- A countess of high social standing and great beauty, her
  hand in marriage is desired by Orsino

• Orsino- The ruler of Illyria . Powerful and a gentleman, he is
  obsessed with gaining the hand in marriage of the fair Lady Olivia

• Viola - disguised as a man, Cesario:

• Sir Toby belch- Uncle to Olivia

• Sir Andrew Aguecheek - is not overly intelligent, Sir Andrew like
  Sir Toby having little love for the annoying Malvolio

• Feste-Referred to in the text as "The Clown" and a servant to Olivia
                            Characters
•   Fabian-A servant of Lady Olivia's, he too dislikes Malvolio

•   Valentine and Curio-Gentlemen attending Orsino at the start of the play.

•   Maria-Lady Olivia's woman, she is patient and tactful where Malvolio is brash
    and insulting

•   Malvolio-imagining Olivia to love him and wishing to be more than his current
    rank

•   Sebastian-Viola's twin brother

•   A Sea Captain-A friend to Viola, he helps her to disguise herself as Cesario

•   Antonio-A Sea Captain by trade, Antonio is a man with many enemies in the
    Duke Orsino's court
                      The stage
• The contract for the building of the Fortune gives useful
  information about the size of the theatre, and the
  accommodation for the audience.
• The building was to be three stories in height, with four
  "gentlemen's rooms," "sufficient and convenient divisions
  for twopennie rooms," The three rows of seats up the sides are
  called the Two penny Rooms (rows one and two) and Penny Gallery
  (top row).} and seating in all the galleries.
• Unfortunately, when it comes to the actual stage and
  tire-house, the contract is singularly unhelpful. It says:
• And the said Stage to be in all proportions contrived and
  fashioned like unto the Stage of the said Play house
  called the Globe.
                         Web sites
• Shakespeare's Life and Times. Internet Shakespeare Editions,
  University of Victoria: Victoria, BC, 2001-2005.
  <http://ise.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/>. Visited [enter the date you visited
  the site].
• http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/theatres_in_tudor_england.htm
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• http://www.e-
  scoala.ro/referate/engleza_shakespeare_techniques.html

								
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