521 L4 Elizabethan Theater Lecture for quiz.pptx - Shakespeare and Elizabethan Drama English II 521 Thursday Topics I The Elizabethan Era II Elizabethan

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Shakespeare and Elizabethan Drama English II 521 Thursday, April 15, 2021
Topics I. The Elizabethan Era II. Elizabethan Theater III.Classical Influences IV.Shakespeare
A. English Renaissance B. Humanism: classical values Greeks and Romans 1. The Arts and Literature 2. Eloquence & balance 3. “Man is the measure of all things” (Protagoras). C. Social tolerance D. Political & Economic Stability 1. Civil & International Wars Cease 2. Rise of cities (London) 3. Leisure and cash I.The Elizabethan Era (1558-1603) Queen Elizabeth I
III. Elizabethan Theater A. First professional theaters B. Conservative city leaders condemn 1. Disease 2. Prostitution 3. Thus, in “The Liberties,” the outskirts C. Queen Elizabeth supports D. Egalitarian entertainment: everyone went
D. The Theatre 1. Open air 2. Wooden 3. Natural light, afternoon performances’s 4. Crowded, smelly, muddy 5. Two levels: social divisions a. The Ground: Working classes “Groundlings” b. The Galleries: upper classes
1. Scripts were tools 2. No sets: dialogue and description establish scenes 3.

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