A.English RenaissanceB.Humanism: classical values Greeks and Romans1.The Arts and Literature2.Eloquence & balance3.“Man is the measure of all things” (Protagoras).C.Social toleranceD.Political & Economic Stability1.Civil & International Wars Cease2.Rise of cities (London)3.Leisure and cashI.The Elizabethan Era (1558-1603)Queen Elizabeth I
III. Elizabethan TheaterA.First professional theatersB.Conservative city leaders condemn1.Disease2.Prostitution3.Thus, in “The Liberties,” the outskirtsC.Queen Elizabeth supportsD.Egalitarian entertainment: everyone went
D. The Theatre1.Open air2.Wooden3.Natural light, afternoon performances’s4.Crowded, smelly, muddy5.Two levels: social divisionsa.The Ground: Working classes “Groundlings”b.The Galleries: upper classes
1.Scripts were tools2.No sets: dialogue and description establish scenes3.