The Elizabethan era is the epoch in English history marked by the reign of Queen
Elizabeth I ... England during this period had a centralised, well-organised, and
effective ... The Essex Rebellion o...
Shakespeare lived during a remarkable period of English history, a time of ... I
became the Queen of England in 1558, six years before Shakespeare's birth. ...
the Bard's time—would have immediately told audience members a lot about that
Find out more about the history of William Shakespeare, including videos, ... he
also held a series of municipal positions before falling into debt in the late 1580s.
... at a time when those who rejected the newly established Church of England
faced ... What did the newly married father and future literary icon do during those
During Shakespeare's time, people's lives were often short. As many as one-half
of the children born never lived beyond fifteen years and, thus, never ... The
largest, known as Kett's Rebellion after its organizer, had 16,000 participants. ....
Although England had laws against witchcraft, they were far more just and
May 18, 2014 ... In Elizabethan England, during the times when plays were not completely ...
Ascension Day (just to name a few), when people would drink and make merry.
Dances were popular, whether you lived in London or in a small ... when the
attractions of the bear garden paled before those of the theatre; and in ...
William Shakespeare is probably the most widely revered playwright and poet in
... Both Elizabeth I and James I ruled England during Shakespeare's lifetime. ...
Shakespeare was also an actor and may have appeared on stage before her.
Julius Caesar/Ancient Rome, Shakespeare & Elizabethan England (MP3) .... of
Macbeth, we need to first understand the time period that Shakespeare lived and
who ... What was going on in Britain during the time just before, during and after ...
In Shakespeare's time some of the changes had already taken place and he was
... the Protestant Reformation, had occurred well before Shakespeare was born ...
During the Renaissance most of the English population resided in rural areas. ....
is just that as there is no record of what Shakespeare was doing at the time.
Towering over Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Merchant of Venice is the
tragic figure ... Before we can begin to understand Shylock, though, we must
understand the ... in English literature, there were virtually no Jews in England
during his lifetime. ... By the time Elizabeth was Queen, the threat was not just
internal but ...
Some fifty years before Shakespeare's birth, the Reformation had swept through
the ... period in which he lived and worked, but of the nearly 400 years after his
death. ... As its title suggests, King Lear is a play about kingship, written during a
... not just abstractions, but had a very real effect on life in Shakespeare's