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2/5/07 Elizabethan Theatre, Shakespeare, Hamlet 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 VII 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. A flamboyant figure, she loved music, dancing, singing, masques and plays. She adored extravagant dress and expected lavish entertainment as she crossed the country. She died, aged 70, having declined to the end to name her successor. 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
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