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Renaissance Theatre: England Under the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) - King James I of England (1603-1625) King Charles I (1625-1649) Resources Text. .. Wilson and Goldfarb. Theatre: The Lively Art , 7th edition: Chapter 13, pages 282 - 292. Plays. .. English Renaissance. .. Christopher Marlowe. Doctor Faustus . William Shakespeare. Hamlet William Shakespeare. Richard III William Shakespeare. Taming of the Shrew Internet. .. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare In Search of Shakepseare Shakespeare's Globe Online : A site dedicated to the reconstruction of the Globe . The Internet Shakespeare Editions Shakespeare's Life and Times Mr William Shakespeare and the Internet Renaissance Theatre Italy | England | France 1. What are the two major roots of English drama? 1. Through the study, adaption and performance of Classical Greek and Roman Drama at the English Colleges and Universities and. .. 2. Through the plays written and performed by the professional acting troupes. Thomas Preston's (1537-1598) A Lamentable Tragedy, Mixed full of Pleasant Mirth, Containing the Life of Cambyses, King of Persia. .. (1561), written for a small professional acting company, mixes "real" characters like King Cambyses with allagorical characters such as Shame, Diligence, Common's Cry, Cruelty, and Murder. 2. What is the importance of Gorboduc ?
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It is considered the first "true" English tragedy. The playwrights, two university students: Thomas Sacksville (1536-1608) and Thomas Norton (1532-1584), drew both their characters and plots from English history (legend). Gorboduc (1561), like much of the work of Marlowe and Shakespeare was written in blank verse -- unrhymed iambic pentameter -- verse of five feet per line, with the stress on the first beat of each foot. 3. Who was the major pre-Shakespearean playwright? Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593). What type of dramas did he write? Historical tragedies. 4. What is the title of his most often revived work? Doctor Faustus (1589). 5. Who was the major Elizabethan playwright? William Shakespeare (1564-1616). In addition to being a playwright, he was also an actor and shareholder in the King's Men and a householder in the Globe (theatre). The official Shakespeare canon contains 38 plays: the 36 works included in the First Folio (1623) and two plays, Pericles (1609) and Two Noble Kinsmen (1634), which appeared only in quartos editions. 6. What are the three groups into which his plays are divided? Tragedies (11 scripts), Comedies (16 titles) and History plays (9 plays). The three groups were established by the publishers of the First Folio in 1623. 7. Give an example of one of his tragedies? Romeo and Juliet (1594-95), Hamlet (1600-01), Othello (1602), King Lear (1606) Macbeth (1606). What is generally considered his greatest tragedy?
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