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Elizabethan Theatre The Most Beloved EntertainmentLong before the invention of modern technologies such as video games andtelevisions radios and iPods movies and Netflix people had to findtheir sources of entertainment elsewhere People of the Elizabethan agehad no source of electricity or anything of that sort to get the typesof entertainment that we have today They had to create their ownmethods of entertaining themselves One very popular way of doing thiswas through the theatre It wasnt a very expensive activity so allsorts of different men and women rich and poor young and old alikecould gather in the afternoon to enjoy the theatre During theElizabethan time the theatre and the arts was a popular source ofentertainment because no matter who you were it was there for whoeverdesired it Before the sixteenth century theaters did not exist Performers calledwandering minstrels were the source that people went to when they soughtentertainment The wandering minstrels would go from town to townsinging and dancing and performing stories for the townspeople Kingsand nobleman would often request for performers to come to their castleto entertain their courts It was not an easy job for a person to beable to perform like this The troubadours strolling players andminstrels were expected to learn and memorize longs songs and poems sothat they might be able to serve to the requests of their audiences As time went on and as the Bubonic Plague or Black Death started tobe a problem it became harder and harder for a person to pursue acareer as an entertainer Public officials eventually made regulationsthat restricted anyone from traveling around the country without alicense This led to the creation of the license for entertainersSpecial licenses were granted to the nobles of England so that theycould maintain certain groups or troupes of players Many differentplayers would join together to create their own troupes which resultedin the creation and formation of the Elizabethan Acting Troupes Actors soon came to realize that there were other ways
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