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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright
    • He was regarded as the greatest writer in the English language
  • 3.
    • He was probably educated at the King's New School in Stratford
    • was the son of John Shakespeare, a successful glover and alderman originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer
    • He was the third child of eight
  • 4.
    • Was inspired by nature and great novelists of his day like Ovid and Seneca.
    • Famous plays he had written include “Macbeth”, “Hamlet”, “ The Tempest”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and “The Merchant of Venice”.
  • 5.
    • Known as the Elizabethan era
    • Often considered to be the golden age in English history.
    • Ruled by Queen Elizabeth I from 1558 to 1603
    • There was an Anglo-Spanish War from 1585-1604
  • 6.
    • The Rich
    • There were about 55 noble families in England
    • These people were the lords and ladies of the land
    • They were rich and powerful, and they have large households
    • The Poor
    • Children, when they were old enough, were put out as apprentices to craftsmen
    • the able-bodied who could not find jobs on their own were put to work, usually in workhouses established in the towns
  • 7.
    • The Gentry
    • Wealth was the key to becoming part of the gentry.
    • These were people not of noble birth who, by acquiring large amounts of property, became wealthy landowners.
    • The Yeomanry
    • Between the two extremes of rich and poor
    • They have apprentices and take religion very seriously; usually, they are literate
  • 8.
    • Elizabethan theatres
    • Main part of the theatre was open to the skies
    • Did not have lightning or electricity
    • Plays had to be watched in daylight
    • Stage was measured about 12m x 12m
    • Had to stand throughout the whole play
    • People at the front were close enough to touch the actors
  • 9.
    • the period of European history marking the waning of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world: usually considered as beginning in Italy in the 14th century
  • 10.
    • The Black Death hit Europe from 1348 to 1350.
    • The Black Death was carried by fleas on sailing vessels returning from the ports of Asia, spreading quickly due to lack of proper sanitation
    • The population of England lost 1.4 million from 4.2 million to the Black Death.
  • 11.