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Elizabethan Era: Sports and Entertainment
Transcript of Elizabethan Era: Sports and Entertainment
Spencer Top 10 Skittles is an old European lawn game that was played by the nobles for entertainment. The game was played at various events along with other games. The game is a variety of bowling which included ten pins and a ball. It was greatly enjoyed in the Elizabethan Era. #10 Skittles Sports- Rounders
Rounders is the forefather of the modern day sport Baseball. The game was played very similarly but pitches were thrown only underhand, like slo-pitch. #9 Rounders Game of Rounders Rounders
Bat and Ball Entertainment- Festivals Festivals took place on days that were important to the Christians like Easter and Christmas because majority if not all of the population was of Christian faith. These festivals lasted days or weeks depending on the occasion. #3 Festivals Entertainment- Mystery Plays #1 Mystery Plays Mystery Plays were based on bible stories and were acted out in the courtyards of taverns or Inns. These were popular because in the Elizabethian era, most people were uneducated and couldn't read the bible, so they would go to Mystery plays and learn the religion. Jousting tournaments were the favourite sport of the all people of the Elizabethan era. Upper and Lower Class people attended these events because they were very cheap and popular. #2 Jousting 10% of Knights were injured
There were many fatalities
Lances used were always blunted-never pointed
One elimination tournament would last all day for several days Jesters were responsible of bringing smiles to the faces of monarchs and other Upper Class people when they were angry or feeling unwell. #5 Jesters Jesters Wore: gaudy, brightly coloured humorous attire
either a cloth hat consisting of three points with a jingle bell at the end of each point OR
a hat depicting the ears of a donkey * Shakespeare used the entertainment of jesters in his plays such as Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice Archery contests were extremely popular during the Elizabethan because it was an individual sport, and it could be played by men of any class. Usually, the most skilled archers were pheasants because they were the most numerous in battle. #6 Archery Arrows were made of: shaft was wood (Balsa wood, Hickory)
Head was iron Hunting was one of the more popular sports of the Upper Class and Nobility because it taught young men tracking skills, weapon usage, horsemanship, and courage. The hunters rode on horseback with a bow and arrow, directing trained dogs to either corner and kill game, or corner the game so the hunters could kill. #7 Hunting The Most Popular Game Was: Boar
Otter Banquets took place and planed for important religous days in the bible. In the Elizabethan Era these days have various entertainment and a big fest for the upper classes at the time. #8 Banquets Many fests occurred in the Elizabethan Era. The fests included new foods and spices that were imported to make recipes creating the finest foods. Most feasts included five courses with different foods and dishes. They occurred often for the noble families on important days and events. #4 Feasts http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-entertainment.htm Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinty
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-hunting.htm Bibliography Cont.