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Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

Elizabethan tragedy had several key tenets which can be observed in all of Shakespeare's best tragic works. To begin with, a tragedy always had to end in disaster, in practice almost always a...

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Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

Shakespeare adumbrated many extraordinary playwrights contemporary with Elizabeth’s and James’ reigns—1558-1625. Among them are Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe,...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2012, 7:40 pm (UTC)

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Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

The Renaissance was a dynamic era that looked back toward the past with delight, relished the present, and struck out toward the future. It valued the human person, the glories of classical Greece...

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Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

The "Master of the Revels" was an official position in the royal household of England that was first founded in the 14th century. The position was not discontinued until the 18th century when...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2012, 9:20 am (UTC)

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Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

The public audience in London in Elizabethan times was neither educated nor patient. The upper and middle classes paid a fair amount for a seat, but the groundlings, who stood in front of the...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2012, 10:17 pm (UTC)

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Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

There were several reasons that drama became an important part of court life during the Elizabethan era. The first reason was that Queen Elizabeth herself enjoyed it. Unlike some of her debauched...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2016, 2:30 am (UTC)

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Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

Dr. Faustus can indeed be considered a tragic hero, for a number of reasons. For one thing, he evokes pity and fear in the audience, leading to a purging of the emotions that the Greek philosopher...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020, 11:10 am (UTC)

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