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History of Elizabethan Theater and Significance to the societ

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History of Elizabethan Theater and Significance to the societ

  1. 1. History of Elizabethan Theater <br />By: SohanPillarisetti<br />
  2. 2. From Italy to England<br />The Renaissance started in Italy in the mid 14th century<br />The term is a French word for ‘rebirth’<br />In the 12th and 13th centuries, there was an increase in sophistication of thinking and thus there was an improvement in religion, arts, and basic society<br />The Renaissance was spread to Europe through the use of transportation and the printing press<br />The problem was that the Renaissance spread to England was very slow because England was an island. <br />Thus it would take time for information to travel to an island<br />
  3. 3. From Italy to England (2)<br />The first introduction of the Renaissance to Europe was spread through the influence of Henry VII<br />Henry VII was the king of England and lord of Ireland who had started in movement toward a more theatrical England<br />The last play written was by Paradise Lost by John Milton in 1667<br />The English Renaissance’s high peek had lasted 15 years<br />This period was in most of the 1590’s<br />The entire Renaissance had started at the end by Elizabeth I’s reign and went through the reign of James I of England<br /> The spread of theatre started through the traveling actors who moved from one town to the next spreading acting. <br />
  4. 4. Creation of Elizabethan theater<br />How Queen Elizabeth introduced the arts<br />Due to the bubonic plague, many actors where restricted movement and where forced to have licenses<br />The licenses where only given out through the queen and other higher end people <br />What she did to influence and spread<br />She had made play-writers more famous so more people could watch their plays <br />She had built theatres that could hold a very large audience and most of the where located in one general location <br />Famous theater<br />The Globe<br />The Theater<br />The Rose<br />The Globe II<br />She spread and allowed the spread of propaganda supporting theaters<br />
  5. 5. When the people saw the shows<br />Most people in the 1660-1700 where very into plays<br />This 40 year period was when the audience had when to theaters whenever they could<br />Whenever there was a new play the audience would flock to that theater and leave the others empty<br />Before the 1660, there where smaller theaters that where set up to be seen in inns<br />The actors and companies would move from place to place showing their theaters<br />This shows that in the earlier times people where not really interested in plays but gradually became interested<br />
  6. 6. When People saw the shows (2)<br />People could relate to the plays<br />Main types of plays<br />Tragedies<br />Tragedies is when the play’s ending results in a bad events<br />Shakespeare’s tragedies where mostly written between 1601- 1608<br />Events that where occurring around and during the time<br />Queen Elizabeth I had died in 1603<br />During her reign of power theater in England had reached its highpoints with theaters begin built all over England and play-writers writing hundreds of plays<br />During this period the Anglo-Saxon war had ended in 1604<br />
  7. 7. When people saw the shows (3)<br />Comedy<br />Unlike modern day societies a comedy in England was one with a happy ending <br />Most people wanted to go to movies to see a happy play with a good ending <br />Or if a famous play-writer wrote the play then people would watch the play<br />
  8. 8. Why people saw the shows<br />The importance was because at the peek of Elizabethan theater there were hundreds of different plays that could interest most of the people in England. <br />The importance of the Elizabethan theater was that it showed that the country was stable<br />This was vital because when Queen Elizabeth took the thrown, there was speculation of how strong England would grow and how stable it would be<br />Thus after establishing a strong foundation of political and economic stability, the people where significantly affected <br />This allowed the people spread and increase importance in the arts, music, and theater <br />The people knew that with a their needs well established the could start seeing and writing plays.<br />Daily life comparison<br />To live in another persons life<br />Relax<br />

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