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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The matter of whether or not acting technique is better today than it was in the Elizabethan era is really a matter of artistic preference. One could argue that today, actors have the opportunity...

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    The differences here are obvious: a Latin poem versus an Elizabethan English drama. But the similarities are intriguing. Ovid’s Metamorphosis rings the changes on the idea of transformation...

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  • Renaissance Drama
    This rich period in English literary history featured stage presentations that appealed to all classes of people. Following the Aristotelian rules of tragedy (a hero falling from a high place due...

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  • Edward II
    Queen Isabella in Christopher Marlowe's Edward II is a complex and at times inconsistent character. Married to Edward II at the early age of 12, she was never far from the political intrigues...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Elizabeth had already been on the throne for ten years when we see the first commercial public play house being built by records from 1567 and these venues were specially for the performance of...

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  • Macbeth
    Shakespeare's Macbeth (ca. 1606), like King Lear and parts of Cymbeline, seems to have been based in part on Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of Englande, Scotlande, and Ireland (1577 and 1586)....

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  • William Shakespeare
    Besides the normal jealousy of a minor contemporary, Greene objected to the general popularity of Elizabethan theatre as an art, seeing it as a common entertainment appealing to the baser instincts...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Although scholars believe that the English Renaissance occurred during 16th/17th C England at a time when awareness of classicism grew, experimentalism with art developed, and humanism flowered,...

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  • Reference
    The following list was taken from a post on the eNotes blog regarding the strange superstitions of the Elizabethan era, as recalled by a nobleman referred to only as "Sir Cecil" in a document he...

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  • Reference
    Order and harmony, in the Elizabethan era, existed on earth and in the heavens. Any earthly disruption would be evident through nature and violent storms would often accompany any disturbance in...

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  • As You Like It
    One of Shakespeare's themes in As You Like It is the conflict between the natural world and natural man (the Forest of Arden and Orlando), on one hand, and the political world and corrupt man (the...

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  • As You Like It
    This is an interesting question and, often, the first answer automatically thought about might be the location of Shakespeare's birthplace next to the Forest of Arden in England, which is often...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    There are several areas of consideration with regard to the time of day when performances took place in Elizabethan theatre. Prior to the building of actual theater buildings, performances would...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The differences are of two kinds: generic, and character-depicting. Elizabethan drama, technically those dramas written during Elizabeth I’s reign, but more commonly meaning the explosion of...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The best place to start when discussing Elizabethan Theater is at how the union of Art and commercial opportunity under a relatively stable English monarchy advanced the English language. The late...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The University wits moved English drama from folk tale (Ralph Roister Doister) up to Roman and Greek imitations, and at the same time widened the theatre audience by appealing to the more educated...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Because Elizabeth’s reign was long and relatively peaceful, society was able to pursue some entertainments more fully than during other reigns. London society, especially, flourished from...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The "University Wits"... remember the "Rat Pack" of the 50s or the "Brat Pack" of the 80s? Okay, probably not. But like these far less serious groups of the future, the "University Wits" were...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Several historical developments, along with literature advances, encouraged the growth of theatre during Elizabeth’s long reign. First, the Roman Catholic dislike of theatre was no longer a...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    It would be difficult to defend or even define the term “expression,” since the dramas during the reign of Elizabeth I were as much commercial products as they were artistic creations. To be...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Let me begin by separating the venues: plays performed at court were by invitation of royalty; the audience was highborn, of both sexes; plays performed at the Inns of Court (basically schools for...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Many people in the Renaissance believed that God had created the universe (the macrocosm) as a perfectly ordered and well-balanced mechanism in which every part functioned smoothly and contributed...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    English theater companies were in existence (beginning in the 1570s) before Elizabeth I came to the throne, but they flourished under her reign. There were various companies based on the outskirts...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Since you are asking to discuss three different theatres, that's three questions. What I can do for you is give you a brief summary of theatre in the Elizabethan (Shakespearean) age. Imagine,...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The themes in the Elizabethan era were varied. By looking into the plays of William Shakespeare, we can see what interested these people. Shakespeare is the best example because he covered so...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    There were no hard-and-fast requirements or prerequisites for becoming a playwright in England in 1589, partly because professional drama and permanent theaters were relatively recent innovations....

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Yes, costumes were very important! However, the Elizabethans didn't think of costumes in the literal sense (as helping to creating the time and place of the action of the play) that we do today....

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Elizabethan Drama evolved from the Miracle. Mystery, and Morality plays of the Middle Ages. Perhaps the most famous of these plays is Everyman. The biggest step came with the so called "school...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The most basic reason for the Elizabethans' obsession with the human brain may well have come from their changing perceptions of the world and man's place in it. Remember that the Elizabethan era...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The earliest English Drama that we note as wholly English would be the Mystery, Miracle and Morality plays of the Middle Ages. Though they were meant as teaching tools of the Church, meant to...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Christopher Marlowe was one of the University Wits. This was a group of univeristy trained men who wrote for the popular theatre. Of this group, Marlowe stands out today despite the fact that he...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Among the University Wits of the Elizabethan period, Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd stand out as theatrical contributors of great importance, but there were other relatively minor ones like...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Shakespeare was one of many playwrights writing for the popular theatre at this time. James Brubage built The Theatre in 1576 in Shoreditch as a home for his company, The Lord Chamberlain's Men....

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Theatre is a form of expression, and allows for citizens to express their views about politics and society. In a way its freedom of speech and can be used as protest. The Queen and other of noble...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    There are several discrepancies in the film to what really happened in the Renaissance time period. First, there is the issue of the ages of many of the key players. Sir William Cecil was not...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    Elizabeth loved the theatre. She would often have companies of actors like The Lord Chamberlain's Men perform at court. In this way she could enjoy the latest play without having to go to the...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The answer to the question of how women such as Elizabeth (do you refer to Elizabeth I) and Victoria came to power is fairly simple.  Unlike the French, who had their Salic law,  The...

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  • Elizabethan Drama
    The following is information comes from the stellar book by Peter Thomson, "Shakespeare's Professional Career." Thomson says that in both the tragedies and comedies "Elizabethan actors were...

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