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Renaissance

by Delilah S
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on 12 June 2015

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Important Dates
Characteristics
Major Events
Key people
William Shakespeare
Christopher Marlowe
Ben Jonson
Renaissance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance

https://writersinspire.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/english-renaissance-timeline-some-historical-and-cultural-dates/

http://www.elizabethanenglandlife.com/queen-elizabeth-and-english-theatre.html

Bibliography
The 1st successful theaters called The Theater, opened in 1567

1593: theaters closed to bubonic plague
1594: theaters re-open
1602: Shakespeare's
Twelfth Night
opens
1613: globe theater burned down
1616: Shakespeare dies
1623: Shakespeare's first folio is published
Shakespeare
He was baptized April 26, 1564. His Contribution to the renaissance was that he created a new style of play writing because he mixed both tragedy and comedy into one, which in his times was a big deal because way back then comedies were comedies and tragedies were tragedies,they were never mixed. He wrote plays such as, Midsummer's Night Dream in 1600, Romeo and Juliet in 1597, Hamlet in 1603, Twelfth Night in 1623, Mac Beth in 1623, etc.
Marlowe
He was baptized on February 26, 1564. He was the main playwright to use tragedy. He is known to pave the way for Shakespeare. He would not only write plays but he would also write poems. Plays Dido, Queen of Carthage, Tamburlaine the Great, Parts One and Two, The Jew of Malta, Doctor Faustus, Edward II, and The Massacre at Paris.


Jonson
He was born on June 11, 1572. He is usually recognized as the 2nd most famous English playwright behind Shakespeare. He first perused acting but failed, so he decided to start writing the plays. His plays were mostly comedies. Some of his most famous work include
A Tale of a Tub
, Eastward
Ho
, and
The Poetaster
-Shakespeare's influence was one of the main events to happen during the renaissance. He did something that at that time people thought was foolish; by combining Tragedy and Comedy together.
-Another major event is the rule of Queen Elizabeth. She supported the arts and enjoyed watching plays. Renaissance theater was thought as sacrilegious and was banned. But because of the Queen's enjoyment of the art, she allowed it to be preformed for the general public.
English Renaissance Era
14th-17th century
also known as early modern English theatre
known commonly as the Elizabethan Theatre
private theatres were more appreciated the upper class audience
theatre was banned, but plays were still performed by tour companies
Archaeological excavations on the foundation of the Rose and the Globe in the late 20th century showed that all of London theatres had individual differences
Playhouses were generally built with timber and plaster.
Costumes were in bright colors


BY Lexi G, Delilah S, and Noah O
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