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Title: and Elizabethan England


1
William Shakespeare
  • and Elizabethan England

2
Shakespeares Birthplace
  • April 23, 1564
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Third of eight children
  • John and Mary Shakespeare
  • Father was a tanner

3
  • 1571 age 7 started school King Edward VI School

4
  • November 27, 1582 (age 18) marries Anne Hathaway
    (age 26)
  • May 26, 1583 Susanna born (5 months after
    wedding)
  • 1585 twins Judith and Hamnet Hamnet dies age 11

5
According to legendCaught poaching deer
Left Stratford upon Avon
6
Arrived in London around 1588
By 1592, successful as actor and playwright
7
Acting Companies
  • The Chamberlains Men During reign of Elizabeth
    I Before 1603
  • The Kings Men During reign of
    James I After 1603

8
  • 1597 Buys New Place in Stratford
  • Retires in 1610

9
Died April 23, 1616 in Stratford
He left his wife the second best bed in his will
10
Buried in Stratfords Church of the Holy
Trinity
11
Comedies
histories
Tragedies
12
Selected Plays(Plays studied at Tracy High)
  • 1594-1595 Romeo and Juliet
  • 1595-1596 A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • 1599-1600 Julius Caesar
  • 1600-1601 Hamlet
  • 1605-1606 King Lear
  • 1605-1606 Macbeth
  • 1611-1612 The Tempest

13
The Globe Theater
1599-1613
1614-1642
1994-Present
14
The Globe Theater
  • 2000 people in gallery
  • Two pence (2 pennies)

15
  • 1000 people
  • Groundlings
  • Stinkards
  • 1 penny

The Yard
16
  • Rebuilt by 1614
  • Closed by Puritans 1642

17
The New Globe
  • August 1994
  • 200 yards from original site
  • 1600 person capacity

18
The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I
  • 1533-1603
  • Henry VIII
  • 6 wives
  • No male heirs
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Beheaded for infidelity in 1536
  • Really because she miscarried a male baby

19
The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I
  • Never married
  • advantages to being a single queen! ?
  • Expected to marry and rule with husband
  • Subordinate role

20
The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I
  • Half-sister Mary imprisoned her in Tower of
    London to avoid competition for crown
  • Died in 1558 at age 40
  • Earl of Essex
  • Executed 1601
  • Cousin Mary Queen of Scots
  • Legitimate claim to throne
  • Executed in 1587

21
Elizabethan Fashions
22
Elizabethan Womens Fashions
  • Corset
  • Ruff
  • Bumroll

23
Elizabethan Mens Fashions
  • Doublet
  • Codpiece
  • Hose
  • Slops

24
The Elizabethan Masque
  • Costumes mythological creatures popular
    literary characters
  • Entertainment singing, plays, dancing,
    poetry
  • Similar to opera audience participation

25
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26
Courtly Love
Rules for Love
  • Idealized women
  • Delightful disease physical and mental
    affliction
  • Symptoms of Love pale sighing wont
    eat suffering depression jealousy

27
Courtly Love
  • Not between husband and wife Reality was
    unpleasant and not popular
  • Great deeds for the woman Such as killing a
    dragon ?
  • Adultery idealized Part of the romance was
    that it was forbidden
  • Actual relationships were very different

28
William Shakespeare
Authorship?
  • Sir Francis Bacon?
  • Earl of Southampton?
  • Many others
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