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Hobbies of the Elizabethan Era

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Amanda Lee

on 2 January 2011

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Elizabethan Hobbies By Amanda Lee Games can be grouped into 3 categories. Card games Board games Sporting games The most popular card game was 'One and Thirty'.
It was the foundation for the modern game of Blackjack. The most popular board game was 'Nine Men's Morris". In this game each player has nine pieces, or "men", which move along the board; the objection is to leave your opponent with fewer than three pieces. This game is very similar to checkers. There are many different sporting games such as: archery, badminton, billiards, early versions of golf, wrestling tennis and hammerthrowing. Hawking Bowling Archery The most popular sporting game was archery. GAMES THEATRE There were two types of theatre. The first type of theatre was made of a group
of professionals. They performed in halls or marketplaces and werent very important or respected. The second type of theatre was made of amateurs
and university students. They performed for the royal court. Both the audience and actors were highly educated. The most iconic playwrite in this time was Shakespeare. Elizabethan hobbies include games and theatre. People of the Elizabethan Era spent their free time playing games and watching/participating in theatre. Works Cited "Elizabethan England games people play during the Golden Era, Elizabethan sports." Elizabethan Era England Life, Facts, Elizabethan Times, Famous Pirates, Explorers,Costumes,Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2010.
"Elizabethan Entertainment." Elizabethan Era. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2010.
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"theatre:Elizabethan stage." Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Dec. 2010.
William Shakespeare. N.d. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. MIT, n.d. Web. 31 Dec. 2010. Queen Elizabeth
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