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Elizabethan Theater. Elizabethan Theatre Queen Elizabeth- ruling England 1558-1603 Milestones: defeated the Spanish Armada expanded world trade markets.

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1 Elizabethan Theater

2 Elizabethan Theatre Queen Elizabeth- ruling England Milestones: defeated the Spanish Armada expanded world trade markets expanded communication with the printed book for the public

3 Elizabethan Theatre She was the friend of theatre Up to this time-royalty a foe of theatre spread disease fights were common Elizabeth I –daughter of Henry VIII commanded theatre for court protected actors from censorship loved the new energy of acting in England

4 Elizabethan Theater Lord Mayor: in charge of theatre in England licensed group who could do certain plays

5 Elizabethan Theater age of enlightenment in England and Europe many great writers - disregarded the three unities - great freedom to explore styles - violence was allowed on stage - mixed poetry and prose in a play - mixed comedy and tragedy in a play

6 Elizabethan Playwrights Three giants of the time: - Christopher Marlowe - Ben Jonson - William Shakespeare

7 Christopher Marlowe ( ) great dramatist tragedy was his specialty died at age 29 wrote seven plays Dr. Faustus – his greatest work

8 Ben Jonson ( ) classic writer he wrote masques for the courts of England -great productions- (much like a musical review of today) -songs -dance -skits worked with the great set designer of the time Indigo Jones

9 Wm Shakespeare ( ) greatest playwright of his age only had a grade school education married at 18- Anne Hathaway he worked as an -actor -manager - writer

10 Wm Shakespeare ( ) Queen Elizabeth I gave him a coat of arms wrote 38 plays in categories - histories - comedies - tragedies - fantasies famous for soliloquies

11 Theaters of England The Theatre 1576 built by James Burbage held 1500 people built outside of London avoided the city’s rules about theatre


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