English Renaissance

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English Renaissance

  1. 1. The English Renaissance 1485-1625
  2. 2. The Coming of the Renaissance <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• a flowering of literary, artistic, and intellectual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>• inspired by the arts and scholarship of ancient Greece and Rome </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Other Significant Events… <ul><li>The Age of Exploration </li></ul>
  4. 4. Leading Renaissance Figures <ul><li>Dante Alighieri , author of The Divine Comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Francesco Petrarca , known as Petrarch, who wrote sonnets </li></ul><ul><li>Leonardo da Vinci , painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist </li></ul>
  5. 5. Other Significant Events… <ul><li>Defeat of the Spanish Armada </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Protestant Reformation <ul><li>Martin Luther </li></ul>Desiderius Erasmus
  7. 7. England Under the Tudors
  8. 8. England Under the Tudors <ul><li> Henry VIII </li></ul><ul><li> – “ Defender of the Faith”; </li></ul><ul><li> – head of the Anglican Church </li></ul>
  9. 9. England Under the Tudors <ul><li>Mary I – restored Roman Catholic practices to the Church of England </li></ul>
  10. 10. England Under the Tudors <ul><li>Elizabeth I – England’s ablest monarch since William the Conqueror; </li></ul>
  11. 11. STUARTS and PURITANS <ul><li>James I – Elizabeth’s </li></ul><ul><li>successor; </li></ul><ul><li> – strong supporter </li></ul><ul><li> of the arts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Elizabethan Writers
  13. 13. Elizabethan Poetry <ul><li>The Faerie Queene - long heroic poem, </li></ul><ul><li>dedicated to Queen Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><li>Edmund Spenser </li></ul>
  14. 14. Elizabethan Poetry <ul><li>The Passionate </li></ul><ul><li>Shepherd to his Love </li></ul><ul><li>~ a pastoral verse </li></ul><ul><li>which idealizes the </li></ul><ul><li>rustic simplicity of </li></ul><ul><li>rural life </li></ul><ul><li> Christopher Marlowe </li></ul>
  15. 15. Elizabethan Poetry <ul><li>The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd -a famous response to Marlowe’s poem </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Walter Raleigh </li></ul>
  16. 16. Elizabethan Poetry <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>William Shakespeare </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> -England’s </li></ul><ul><li>greatest playwright </li></ul>
  17. 17. Elizabethan Drama
  18. 18. Tragedies – plays in which disaster befalls a hero or a heroine
  19. 19. Comedies – plays in which a humorous situation leads to a happy resolution
  20. 20. <ul><li>- End of Presentation - </li></ul>

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