David Garrick the greatest English actor of the century, organized a 3 days celebrations at Stratford-upon-Avon whereat Shakespeare´s memory was honoured by the shooting of cannons, ringing of bells, fireworks, a grand procession and much oratory.
Education- study of the classics of Greece and Rome as a means of Salvation.
Learning languages- boys at Grammar Schools in order to admire rethorical figures.
Elizabeth discovered that History was the record of moral and law at work.
Shakespeare wrote as he did because he was taught the arts of language but because he had audiences who keenly appreciated the finnest speech, prose and verse.
Social organization Sovereing- Divinity of Kings Shakespeare and his fellows had knowledge of the naughty insolence of noblemen knights were expected to serve this poor neighbours with public duties Poor people Gentlemen Nobility The food was not so expensive but clothing was far more expensive.
Plays had no a permanent home. It was until 1576 when James Burbage built the Theatre.
Usually artists gave private performances in the great halls of noblemen´s houses of in one of the Queen´s palaces or the Inns of Court and acted in Town Halls or in places available to erect a stage and collect a crowd.
Was simple: a platform of boards on barrels with a curtained booth at the back where the actors could change their costumes or wait for the cue for entrance
No artist left a picture of the inside of the theatre in the Elizabethan period
Even though there is some evidence: the Swan drawings, references in books and letters, contracts for building the Fortune Theatre in 1600 and the Hope in 1612
This plans were disturbed by the competition of the Globe playhouse which was build in the opposite of the city of London.
Approaching your text. Introduction to characters Problem(s) emerge and/confucion occurs. Chain of events started Chaos ensues. Chain of events continue More chaos and confusion. More events leading to Climax. In a tragedy, leading to the death of one or more characters. Re-establishment of order
At the beginning of the play something occurs that disrupts the normal order of things.
Chaos or disorder in society results
Extreme emotions are involved
Social restraint disintegrates
A climax is reached, usually with the death of the main character, before order is restored. The purging of emotions that affects the audience at the end of a tragedy is sometimes referred to as catharsis.