Name : - Vala Jyotsna T.
Semester : - 1 (one)
Class : - M.A. Part 1
Paper : - (1) Renaissance Literature
Work : - Presentation
Topic : - characteristic of Renaissance Literature
Roll No : - 42
Email Id : - email@example.com
Submitted by : - Smt.S.B.Gardi Maharaja
Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
Department of English.
•An age of Drama
•Age of Adventure
Renaissance was born in Italy.
Renaissance means ‘Revival’ or ‘Re-birth’.
Re-birth of Greek learning and Greek art.
The re-birth of classical learning, literature and
The influence of Renaissance in 14th century in
Italy, Germany, France and England.
Renaissance changed the thought and ideas of the
Elizabethan age is the age of Renaissance.
Elizabethan age is the age of Translation.
Many Greek and Roman classical have been
translated in to english literature during
For example :- George Champman translation
the greek epic ‘The Illiad’ in to english.
Translation were very use full to the writer of
For example :- Shakespeare, Spenser, Marlow,
Ben Jonson etc…….
Elizabethan age is the age of patriotism.
Re-birth of patriotism.
Patriotism was a historical play.
Re-birth of feeling, sympathy and pity.
Elizabethan age is the of literary discoveries.
The various inventions in the field of literature
by elizabethan writers were also important
during this age.
For example Spenser introduced, Spenserian
Stanza, John Lyly's Prose Style set a new
example in prose writing Christopher Marlowe
introduced and drama, Shakespeare also
introduced, Sonnet Tragedy.
The Reformation of church during the time of
The effect of reformation can be found in the
work of Spencer, Shakespeare, Milton etc….
Spencer presented the best trends of
Reformation in the fairy queen.
The elizabethan age is the age of drama,
during this age drama made a wonderful jump
in to maturity.
The university wits like : - Robert green,
George Peele, Thomas lodge and the greatest
them Christopher Marlowe made the drama a
glorious and successful entertainment for the
The drama reached at the heights in the hands
of Shakespeare and Ben Johnson.
The Renaissance and the new learning had
lead to a spirit of adventure.
The spirit was given freedom by the political
peace and unity.
“Adventure of the mind lead to splendid
literature, Music and Art. Adventures of the
body resulted in the exploranation of the
oceans and the discovery of far lands”.