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WELCOME TO
PRESENTATION CEREMONY
Presented For:
Monir Hossen
Lecturer
Department of English
CCN University of Science & Technology
Email:monir.eng.cou@gmai...
PRESENTATION
ON
ELIZABETHAN DRAMA
ELIZABETHAN DRAMA
The drama was the most popular literary from of the
Renaissance as it was also the most powerful and
spo...
MIRACLE PLAYS:
It is in the church where we find the rebirth of drama. The dramatic possibilities of
Roman Catholic ritual...
 Early Dramas:
 Early English drama began to appear about 1550. The classical drama gave English drama its
five acts, sc...
CONTRIBUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY WITS TO DRAMA:
The Term ‘University Wits’ is Applied To a group of English men of letters w...
CONTINUED
 Thomas Nashe: Thomas Nashe was the real successor Greene’s the realist and
satirist. He was an outstanding pic...
Each of these tragedies reflects the Renaissance spirit and revolves round the central
personality who is consumed by lust...
 The greatest English Dramatist:
The greatest English dramatist William Shakespeare in Elizabethan
period. He famous for ...
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Elizabethan Drama Presented by Nusrat Jahan Mim

  1. 1. WELCOME TO PRESENTATION CEREMONY
  2. 2. Presented For: Monir Hossen Lecturer Department of English CCN University of Science & Technology Email:monir.eng.cou@gmail.com Presented by: Nusrat Zahan Mim Department of English ID: 421316004 Batch: Fall 2016 CCN University of Science & Technology Email:
  3. 3. PRESENTATION ON ELIZABETHAN DRAMA
  4. 4. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA The drama was the most popular literary from of the Renaissance as it was also the most powerful and spontaneous. It expressed as no other literary product could have done, the manifold life of the Elizabethan age. The later middle ages brought a repaid development in English drama. It was in fact a preparation for the great age of Elizabeth. This ages named after Queen Elizabeth I who reigned over England from 1558 to 1603. This is called the “Golden Age” of English literature. In England drama flourished during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) who was a patron of literature and the arts. Theatres were built in London and people attended plays in large numbers. The Most important dramatists were William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.
  5. 5. MIRACLE PLAYS: It is in the church where we find the rebirth of drama. The dramatic possibilities of Roman Catholic rituals gradually developed as a part of elaborate ceremonial of the great religious feast like “Easter”. The Church authority appreciated the instructional value of such presentation. Later on, writers turned to “The New Testament” and “The Old Testament” for the stores of Noah and Daniel and other popular Biblical stores. The lives of saints and other religious incidents were presented by the church authority.
  6. 6.  Early Dramas:  Early English drama began to appear about 1550. The classical drama gave English drama its five acts, scenes and many other features. However the significant divisions of the early dramas are as follows:-  Tragedy: In the Greek sense, a play that ends with the death of at least one of the main characters. In modern usage, it refers to a play that doesn’t have a happy ending.  Comedy: In the Greek Sense, it is a play that doesn’t end in death. On modern usage, it refers to a play that ends happily or that is humorous.  Tragi-comedy: A play in which serious and comic elements are mixed.
  7. 7. CONTRIBUTION OF THE UNIVERSITY WITS TO DRAMA: The Term ‘University Wits’ is Applied To a group of English men of letters who flourished in the Elizabethan Age under the influence of the group was more or less constituted of some young university scholars, highly cultivated literary men who took writing as their profession. The University Wits contributed to the formation of the English Comedy Which Blossomed forth in the hands of Shakespeare.  John Lyly: John Lyly the courties made notable contribution to the formation of the English comedy. He Charming romantic plays are all comedies.  George Peele: George Peele was almost certainly a Successful player as well as play wright. His style is violent to the point of absurdity.  Robert Greene: Robert Greene was probably encouraged to write for the stage by Marlowe’s success with Tamburlaine.
  8. 8. CONTINUED  Thomas Nashe: Thomas Nashe was the real successor Greene’s the realist and satirist. He was an outstanding picaresque author of the period. He wrote against The Puritans I general.  Thomas Lodge: Thomas Lodge abandoned low of literature.  Thomas kyd: Among the “University Wits” Thomas Kyd, violent and extravagant youth as he was, did much to popularize Senecan tradition of blood and thunder.  Christopher Marlowe: Christopher Marlowe, one of the most striking figures of the English Renaissance is the true founder of the popular English drama. He is really the greatest figure in pre Shakespearean drama. He has left behind powerful tragedies: 1) Tamburlaine. 2) Doctor Faustus. 3) The Jew of Malta. 4) Edward II.
  9. 9. Each of these tragedies reflects the Renaissance spirit and revolves round the central personality who is consumed by lust for power. Marlowe represents the Renaissance quest for beauty. He is lyrical and romantic in his dramatic presentation of life. He shows a new dramatic scene in English historical drama. Marlowe gave life and reality to his characters. Marlowe revolutionized the old conception of tragedy and new urges of the Renaissance. Marlowe was the morning star of the Elizabethan drama. CONTINUED
  10. 10.  The greatest English Dramatist: The greatest English dramatist William Shakespeare in Elizabethan period. He famous for the objective presentation of his deep knowledge about human psychology. He is often called the bard of Avon. He wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. He invention tragic- comedy in English drama. Of the total 37 plays he wrote the following 25 before the death Queen Elizabeth.
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