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The Elizabethan Age

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  • 1. Elizabethan era was a Golden Age Lic. Laura Flores
  • 2. London
    • Capital city of England, center of trade. Cultural and economic center
    • Europe´s most populous city.
  • 3. William Shakespeare
    • Considered by many the greatest English writer of all times. Wrote 38 plays.
    • He observed human nature and wrote about human feelings.
    • He had a skill in creating new words
  • 4. The Globe Theater
    • Most of Shakespeare’s plays were performed at the Globe.
    • It was built by Richard and Cuthbert Burbage about half a mile from London Bridge.
    • James Burbage built the first permanent playhouse called “The Theater”
  • 5. Stage and seating arrangements of an Elizabethan Theatre
    • Open to the sky
    • Actors performed on the main stage, behind the curtains or balcony.
    • No fixed stage, artificial heads, cages, animals etc.
    • For a single penny you could sit on the floor
  • 6. Different livehoods that reflected the character of London during the mid- 1500´s
    • Boater: Reflected transportation through the river
    • Water carriers: Reflected the lack of plumbing in London.
    • Cappers: Reflected the necesity to keep people busy, preventing riots on the streets.
    • Barbers: Reflected English men concerned with personal appearance.
    • Rogue: Reflected the lack of jobs available.
    • Jailers: Reflected crime
  • 7. Elizabethan Theatre