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Hobbies and Entertainment in the Renaissance

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Michael Cooper

on 10 June 2013

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Entertainment in the Renaissance Entertainment in the Renaissance was vast from sporting events to plays. In the Renaissance some of the main sports were jousting, archery, and wrestling. They also had many plays, many written by the famous William Shakespeare. Some of these include: Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth. Many of which were preformed in the famous Globe Theatre. There were other famous Renaissance play-writers including Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson. Another form of entertainment was the court jester, one of the more famous ones being William Sommers, jester to King Henry VIII. There were also troubadours and minstrels, musicians of the time. People also played games such as chess and a early form of backgammon. Sports
And other forms of modern sports Famous Shakespeare Plays
Romeo & Juliet
King Lear
Merchant of Venice
Julius Caesar Games
Hazard (Craps)
Knucklebones (Dice)
Shovelboard (ShuffleBoard) Globe Theatre
1599 The Globe Theatre is opened on Bankside
1644 The Globe Theatre demolished.
Premiered many Shakespeare plays Holidays
May Day Famous Renaissance Musicians
Josquin des Prez (1440-1521)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
Thomas Weelkes (1575-1623)
Andrea Gabrieli (1520-1586)
Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)
Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
Girolamo Diruta (1554-1610)
Thomas Robinson (1560-1609)
Arnold de Lantins (1420-1432) The Renaissance had many varying past-times and forms of entertainment. Whether it was for the rich or poor everybody found a way to keep themselves occupied. It may have been music, theater, sports, or many other things. Shakespeare plays released many plays for the satisfaction of others. Although there were many other play writers Shakespeare was the most famous. William Sommers also played a big role in entertaining the King and other jesters with other royalty and the richer population. And there were several musicians of the time. Lots of the population also played many board games that still exist today. Some of them even played sports such as jousting and archery. Of all the choices they had to entertain themselves, which would you choose?
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