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Elizabethan era was a golden age


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Elizabethan era was a golden age

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