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The Relationship Between Shakespeare & Elizabeth I & Elizabe
Transcript of The Relationship Between Shakespeare & Elizabeth I & Elizabe
'People became angry and upset. This horrible event affected Shakespeare's writing, which caused tragedies to occur'
'The Patrons believed that the theaters played a major role in the widespread of the plague'
"a fair vestal throned by the west"
THE 'QUEENS MEN'
THE QUEEN'S DEATH
Queen Elizabeth I also stood against the puritans, a religous co-operation, who wished to close down the theaters, as they believed that the theaters played a major role in the widespread of plague and people spent more of their time in theaters watching plays, instead of praying. Arts and theater would not have survived if it weren't for the action and rule of Queen Elizabeth, who had a fond passion for entertainment.
There is no proof that the queen and Shakespeare ever met. She might have met him because many of his play were performed for her during her reign. In 1603 when Queen Elizabeth I died, people became angry and upset. This horrible event affected Shakespeare's writing, which caused tragedies to occur in his plays. The more significant stories of Shakespeare was bought about, such as 'Hamlet', 'King Lear', and 'Othello'
Monday, May 5, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
'Queen Elizabeth I was an active and generous patron of the theater'
THE QUEEN'S INFLUENCE
'Queen Elizabeth also recognized the importance of arts to the life and legacy of her nation'
THE ELIZABETHAN ERA
Shakespeare's Royal patrons were queen Elizabeth and King James I, both of whom greatly loved the drama. The virgin queen devoted herself to the field of entertainment by influencing the progress of English drama, and fostering the inimitable genius of Shakespeare. When Shakespeare was born in 1564, Elizabeth I was on the throne. Queen Elizabeth I was an active and generous patron of the theater. She enjoyed plays, dances, and other entertainment during her rule. Queen Elizabeth I liked when plays were acted out for her. She was very fond of Shakespeare's plays. In some of his play, Shakespeare cleverly hinted passages reffering to the Queen and other events that affiliated during both of their life time.
Shakespeare lived during a remarkable period of English history, a time of relative political stability that followed and preceded eras of extensive of upheaval. Elizabeth I became the Queen of England in 1558, six years before Shakespeare's birth. During her 45 year reign, London became a cultural and commercial center where learning and literature thrived. Queen Elizabeth also recognized the importance of the arts to the life and legacy of her nation. She was fond of the theater, and many of England's greatest playwrights were active during her reign, including William Shakespeare. With her permission, professional theaters were built in England for the first time, attracting 15,00 theatergoers per week in London, a city of 150,00 to 250,000.
The Relationship Between Shakespeare & Elizabeth I & Elizabethan England
The Queen answered her concern for all members of society and not just the wealthy and the rich by building her own acting company called the 'Queens Men'. Shakespeare was a member of this progressive entertainment movement in England, and of who was favorite amongst the Royals. When the Queen had an idea for one of Shakespeare's plays, Shakespeare would accept it, and substitute the queens idea's to his final theatrical play.