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Transcript of Shakespeare
Elizabethan England, a time of religious growth, a flowering of the arts, political relevance, and medical priority, led to the influence and significance of William Shakespeare, as well as several other playwrights, and their work.
Black Death or Bubonic Plague
References in plays
Shakespeare died at 51
Queen was Shakespeare's patron and could
determine what Shakespeare could do
The medicine, or lack of it, was fatal for Shakespeare. He potentially caught the plague and died of a fever, which shows that medicine effected everyone during that time.
With conflicts between the Protestants and the Christians, Shakespeare’s writing shows direct results of both beliefs.
Overall, Shakespeare’s writing is some of the most well known plays in the world.
Entertainment, such as bear baiting, allowed Shakespeare to include crude deaths that would not be accepted in today’s culture.
didn’t own land
had to pay more to live
Shakespeare was nobility and could own land
successful because of money saved
Religion in Writing
Henry V by Shakespeare
Suggests belief in Christianity
Parliament and Privy Council
Shakespeare in Politics
- Midsummer Nights Dream
- Love's Labor's Lost
-The Merry Wives of Windsor
- King Richard III
- 6 aristocracy
- 6 commoners