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  2. page home edited {queen-elizabeth-I.jpg} The English Elizabethan Era is one of the most fascinating periods in t…
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    The English Elizabethan Era is one of the most fascinating periods in the History of England. The Elizabethan Era is named after the greatest Queens of England - Queen Elizabeth I. The Elizabethan Era is not only famous for the Virgin Queen but also for the era itself.
    The Elizabethan era was the era of the very first Theatres in England - William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre. And, there were also the troubles that the people faced from illnesses such as the bubonic plague.
    Inside these pages you will find information relating to the Elizabethan era, the language, the Queen and the playwright.

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  3. page Education in Elizabethan Times edited ... Girls were often only educated at home by their parents or a private tutor depending on the we…
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    Girls were often only educated at home by their parents or a private tutor depending on the wealth of the family. Girls were allowed to attend ‘petty school’, the most elementary school of the Elizabethan times, which they would attend from the ages of 5-7. They were not allowed to attend ‘grammar school’ or university.
    To begin their education, the boys first attended petty schools. The petty school, also known as Dame School, was the most elementary school of the Elizabethan times, which children (mostly boys of upper or middle class, with the exception of a small amount of upper class girls) would attend from the ages of 5-7. The word petty was thought to derive from the French word ‘petite’ meaning little. These schools were usually run by a well-educated housewife, therefore, were also called ‘Dame Schools’. At these schools’ the children were taught what were considered the most important lessons to be taught during childhood; how to read and write English, learn the catechism and lessons of behavior.
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    At school, the children used a hornbook. The hornbook is a wooden paddle with a parchment of the alphabet or anything they used to learn stuck onto the paddle. A horn from an animal would then cover the paddle to protect until it was used again.
    The Elizabethan alphabet only has 24 letters as opposed to the alphabet today which has 26. In the Elizabethan alphabet, “u” and “v” are the same as “i” and “j”.
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  4. page Elizabethan Theatre edited ... The reputation of the actors was not good. They were thought of as rascals and tramps. Travell…
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    The reputation of the actors was not good. They were thought of as rascals and tramps. Travelling Elizabethan Actors were considered such a threat that regulations were imposed and licenses were granted to the aristocracy for the maintenance of the actors. They were always asked for these credentials and treated with suspicion.
    Actors were not trusted! Travelling Elizabethan Actors were considered such a threat that regulations were imposed and licenses were granted to the aristocracy for the maintenance of troupes of players! Actors would be asked for these credentials - they were treated with suspicion! Plays were regulated! Plays were subject to censorship - the content of plays was checked to ensure that they did not contain political or religious elements, which might threaten the state! Elizabethan plays were often bawdy and the audiences were rowdy!
    References
    http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/history-of-the-elizabethan-theatre.htm
    http://www.globe-theatre.org.uk/elizabethan-theatre.htm
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  5. page Elizabethan Theatre edited {theatre.JPG} The 'Theatre' was built in a similar style to the Roman Coliseum, but on a smaller …
    {theatre.JPG} The 'Theatre' was built in a similar style to the Roman Coliseum, but on a smaller scale. The Elizabethan Amphitheatre was designed to hold a capacity of up to 3000 people! Similar Amphitheatres were later built to house blood sports, such as bear beating at the 'Bear Garden' and Bull Beating at the 'Bull Ring'. In 1577, another open air Amphitheatre called The Curtain opens in Finsbury Fields in Shoreditch, London followed by the Rose in 1587.
    Before there were any theatres in England, there were Wandering Minstrels. Wandering Minstrels where musicians and entertainers who traveled from town to town in search of work in festivals and celebrations. The wandering minstrels gained reputations as thieves and eventually all entertainers needed a license to move from town to town.
    The Elizabethan theatres became popular when the purpose-built theatres were introduced. They were equivalent to the famous actors today. A single play would attract at least 3000 people. The actors were wealthy nobles and performed for the royals.
    The Elizabethan theatre audiences attracted people from all classes – the upper class nobility and the lower class commoners.
    Anyone could attend the theatre. The poor paid only one penny to stand to the right of the stage (and were called groundlings) and the rich got the better spots in the theatre.
    Elizabethan actors were only males because until 1660 woman were not allowed to act. It was seen to be improper for a woman to play such a role. Therefore, young men were used to play the female roles. Some of the most famous of the Elizabethan actors were Edward Alleyn, Henry Condell, William Shakespeare, Richard Burbage and John Hemmings.
    Theatres were first established for entertainment and as a way for Play-writes to have their pieces shown to a mass audience. The Elizabethan theatres were first performed in courtyards, inns or taverns and were called Inn-yards. Around 500 people attended the Inn-yards. Soon theatres became very popular and this founded the birth of amphitheaters and indoor theatre’s.
    The reputation of the actors was not good. They were thought of as rascals and tramps. Travelling Elizabethan Actors were considered such a threat that regulations were imposed and licenses were granted to the aristocracy for the maintenance of the actors. They were always asked for these credentials and treated with suspicion.
    Actors were not trusted! Travelling Elizabethan Actors were considered such a threat that regulations were imposed and licenses were granted to the aristocracy for the maintenance of troupes of players! Actors would be asked for these credentials - they were treated with suspicion! Plays were regulated! Plays were subject to censorship - the content of plays was checked to ensure that they did not contain political or religious elements, which might threaten the state! Elizabethan plays were often bawdy and the audiences were rowdy!
    http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/history-of-the-elizabethan-theatre.htm
    http://www.globe-theatre.org.uk/elizabethan-theatre.htm
    http://www.william-shakespeare.info/elizabethan-theaters.htm
    http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-actors.htm
    http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-actors.htm
    http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-actors.htm
    http://www.writework.com/essay/elizabethan-theater-went-theater-shakeperean-times
    http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-actors.htm
    http://elizabethan-era.uk/elizabethan-theatre-audiences.htm

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  7. page William Shakespeare edited {shakespeare.jpg} There are is not a definite date to when Shakespeare was born, but he was bapti…
    {shakespeare.jpg} There are is not a definite date to when Shakespeare was born, but he was baptized on April 26, 1564. Shakespeare’s parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He had seven siblings. Shakespeare’s childhood was very basic and he went to a free public school and he was taught the classics.
    Shakespeare first experienced drama with travelling theaters. He also started to help acting groups write plays when he moved to London. When Shakespeare was 14, he left school due to his father’s financial situation.
    In November 1582, Shakespeare Married Ann Hathaway. The children they had were Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. In his will, Shakespeare left his wife his 2nd best bed to represent that he was leaving her his house and children it is assumed he was buried on his best bed the idea of leaving his 2nd best bed is a supposed to leave his imaginary poetry.
    During his life, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays divided into different genres such as tragedy, history and comedy.
    COMEDIES
    All's Well That Ends Well
    As You Like It
    Comedy of Errors
    Love's Labour's Lost
    Measure for Measure
    Merchant of Venice
    HISTORIES
    Cymbeline
    Henry IV, Part I
    Henry IV, Part II
    Henry V
    Henry VI, Part I
    Henry VI, Part II
    Henry VI, Part III
    Henry VIII
    King John
    Pericles
    Richard II
    Richard III
    TRAGEDIES
    Antony and Cleopatra
    Coriolanus
    Hamlet
    Julius Caesar
    King Lear
    Macbeth
    Othello
    Romeo and Juliet
    Timon of Athens
    Titus Andronicus
    Troilus and Cressida
    References
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
    http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/plays.php
    http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-anne-hathaway.htm

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