KS3%20Drama. Shakespeare. Talk Like Shakespeare - Home. What Was Shakespearean Theatre Really Like? There are some things about Elizabethan and earlier Jacobean theatre that are fairly widely known.
For example, the fact that women were not permitted to perform on stage and, consequently, all female roles were played by young men or boys. However, there are many fascinating facts about the theatres of Shakespeare’s London. Knowing more about what Shakespearean theatre was really like may alter your perception of the Bard’s work. The Source of Macbeth: Holinshed's Chronicles. Shakespeare's Villains.