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Shakespeare's London

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Bo Clausen

on 7 November 2012

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Transcript of Shakespeare's London

Shakespeare's London Shakespeare baptised 26th April 1564
He died 23 April 1616
Shakespeare in London app. 1590-1613 The Renaissance 1485-1625 The Renaissance A.k.a. The Elisabethan Era Rebirth of Classical (Greek/Roman) thought Focus on Man & life on Earth The Birth of Venus (1485) Why did the Renaissance happen? 1. The fall of Constantinople led to a great brain drain. 2. ??? Life in London 200,000 inhabitants Bear baiting Drinking and prostitution The city was prosperous and the entertainment industry was booming... Theatre Talent and entertainers from all over Britain flocked to London London at the time was socially and politically unstable and very violent... It was religiously unstable
There were two fundamentalist groups:
1. The Catholics
2. The Puritans (Protestants) The Puritans were in charge of London City and they didn't like the theatre. It was sinful! Luckily... Queen Elisabeth loved the theatre, so she patronized the theatres and made sure they could exist outside the city walls. 13% of the population went to the theatre once a week. And they enjoyed tragic stories, hilarious comedies, violent action, sex jokes and the like.

The entertainment district was ripe with other offers as well:
Drinking
Fornication
Animal torture

Competition was hard - society was violent - and so was the entertainment offered.
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