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Describe Elizabethan theatrical sets and costumes.

There was very little in the way of stage scenery. The first few lines of a play scene often describe the scene so that the audience can better picture the location while viewing a relatively bare stage. Costumes were the most valuable assets on a theater company's books. Many were fine second-hand clothing obtained from the nobility. Thus while costumes were elegant, they were not necessarily adjusted to the time periods portrayed by the plays.

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