English renaissance Theatre

English renaissance Theatre - England is just coming out of...

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England is just coming out of the Middle ages. It is just starting to have it's renaissance     Renaissance in italy mid-1300s  In England 1485 o End of the war of the Roses o Henry (VII) Tudor is King   It takes 80 years for the Roses to end. Henry VII takes over in the end.  Everything from Italy comes into England and the Renaissance starts. The English have a different reaction to the Italians to the new learning.   Henry's formation of the Church of England o Rise in nationalism o Because they can finally think of themselves. Elizabeth prohibited religious and political plays o Rise of secular dramas o University wits-trained by the universities of England. o She was not liked because she was a woman   Educated writers + popular audience  + zeigist = Shakespeare   Shakespeare o Poor, didn't go to college o Borrowed most of his plays, didn't write his own very often
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