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Shakespeare and Elizabethan Times
Transcript of Shakespeare and Elizabethan Times
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in a small country town in Stratford. William Shakespeare was the oldest in his family. In 1582, William married a 26 year woman called Anne Hathaway when he was only 18 years old.
In the last 5 years of William's life, he was very wealthy. He died on the 23 April 1616. Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young, star-crossed lovers called Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other but they are not allowed to because their families hate each other. They got married secretly by a man called Friar Lawrence. At the end of the play, Juliet pretends to be dead and Romeo belives that this is true so he kills himself. Juliet wakes up to find that Romeo is dead and so she kills herself and they die side by side. The Elizabethan Era was named after Queen Elizabeth the first. This
era had the first plays in England. Life for women in this era was for them to be servents to men. They needed their male relatives to support them. Life in the village varried due to the different seasons. The busiest times were harvest and hay making times. Entertainment during this era were, games, gambling, bear and bull baiting, hawking and hunting and plays. In Elizabethan times, women were the weaker sex emotionally and physically. People believed that women needed to be looked after. Women in the Elizabethan Era Men were considered to be the head of marriage.
He had the right to choose his wife. Men were expected to take care of their wife.
She had to have everything that she needed. If a man abused his wife, he may be
prosecuted and may not be able to live with her. Women had a lot of freedom in the Elizabethan Era. Men in the Elizabethan Era Men made the decisions in the
Elizabethan Era. Women had to obey men. Men had to support the women. Men had to improve the postions
of people in their families. Young men had to got to school
and university. Men were the ones who had bring in the money for
thier families. They were out working while their
wife was at home doing the housework. The Great chain of being The Great Chain of Being was what the people of the Middle Ages belived. It was the order of the most basic things up to the very highest being. People believed that God was the head of everything. Kings were the head of the state. The Pope was the head of the church and the human head ruled all of the body's functions. Pepole also believed that plants were better than gold. Out of all the different types of trees, oaks were the best and out of flowers, the rose was the best. Animals were better than plants. Man was at the top of life on earth. he was below angels and God though. Angels were ordered in rank. there were Arch angels right down to Seraphs. If some tried to break the chain of
being, like kill a king, the whole universe would be affected and create chaos. Elizabethan Theatre Theatres in the Elizabethan Era were places that could hold a few thousand people. Rich and noble people got to watch the place on a chair on the side of the stage. Plays would take place in the
afternoon. This was because
there was no artificial lighting. Women were allowed to go to plays.
They could nott be in the play. People from all classes were allowed
to watch the plays. Elizabethan Language Doth means does I shall see thee anon means goodbye Oft means often Perchance means maybe Pray means beg Thy means your Tidings means news Would means wish