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Literature in England

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Colleen Watson

on 3 June 2014

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Elizabethan Age (1558-1603)
- Second era of the Renaissance period
- Known for being a great age in history for drama
- Famous authors: William Shakespeare, Thomas Kydd, and Christopher Marlowe
- 1500-1660
- Refers to the rise in literature, painting, sculpture, architechure, and learning in general
- Began in Italy and later spread to England
The Renaissance
The Victorian Period
The Romantic Period
- 1785-1837
- Writers talked about feeling and imagination
- Had more artistic and aesthetic freedoms than the periods before
- Included the Gothic genre
- Popular poets: Robert Burns, William Blake, William Wordsworth
- Popular authors: Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelley

Literature in England
By: Colleen Watson and Karly Johnson
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Poets and Playwrites." British Lit. Web. 30 May 2014.
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30 May 2014.
Post Modern Contemporary Period
- 1939-Present Day
- Consists of more recently written pieces of literature
- Experimetal and anti-conventional pieces
- Consists of anxieties concerning, and reactions to, life in the 20th century
- One fo the most popular authors from this period: JK Rowling
-Author of the extremely sucessful
Harry Potter
- Most sucessful playwriters of this era: Samuel Beckett, Noel Coward, and Tom Stoppard
- 1837-1901
- Reflects what was going on with poverty, class, gender, philosophy, and religious issure at the time
- Also relflects a brand new social, political, economic, and cultural climate
- Charles Dickens- one of the most well known authors from this period
- Wrote
A Christmas Carol
Great Expectations
Other popular authors: Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Anthony Trollope, William Makepeace Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell
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