Elizabethan and Shakespeare

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Unformatted text preview: Elizabethan Theatre The reign of Queen Elizabeth Born 1533 - 1603 The reign of Queen Elizabeth is known as the Elizabethan age in England The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, who was executed when Elizabeth was only two, she reigned as Queen of England from 1558 until 1603. She never married and consequently was known as the Virgin Queen . A whole mythology developed around the Queen, both in art and literature, and she possessed a personality strong enough to convert the monarchy into a cult in which the Sovereign was literally idolized. idolized The reign of Queen Elizabeth A flamboyant figure, she loved music, dancing, singing, masques and plays . She adored extravagant dress and expected lavish entertainment as she crossed the country. The reign of Queen Elizabeth She died, aged 70, having declined to the end to name her successor. The reign of Queen Elizabeth The Elizabethan Theatre They did not specifically aim to provide a moral lesson. The plays were to entertain. Much of what we know about the actors and the traveling troupes of players comes from Hamlet The Elizabethan Theatre The large open-air theatres, purpose-built as commercial playhouses, were an innovation of the 1580s, but their open stages and lack of scenery were common to other places the actors would have performed-such as the halls at Court and in great houses, or the innyards they might use when on tour. The Elizabethan Theatre Theaters The Swan The Rose The Globe The Fortune Theaters 1576- James Burbage built the first theater called The Theater William Shakespeare He was born in 1564, was the son of a glover He attended the grammar school on...
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