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Elizabethan Music and Theatre (1558 - 1603)

In this era, new music and instruments were invented, and the life in the theatres bloomed more than ever before.

Noomi Nielsen

on 5 November 2012

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Transcript of Elizabethan Music and Theatre (1558 - 1603)

Elizabethan Music & Theatre Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) 2002 March (cc) image by jantik on Flickr 1558-1603 Trap door The heavens Tiring house Upper stage Galleries Main stage Inner stage Open yard Sipport pillars Entrance Brick foundation 1649 1644 1567 James Burbage (father of the actor, Richard Burbage)
obtains lease and permission to build. 'The Theatre' in Shoreditch, London.
Theatres close due to (The Black Death) 1593 London's authorities banned the public presentation of plays within the city
limits of London 1596 to 1597 - Timber from the 'Theatre' taken to use
for the building of a new theatre to be called the Globe 1596 to 1597 1598 Christmas The Black Death ravages
London again killing 33,000 people -
all theatres close and The Queen dies 1603 1642 The English Civil War
breaks out between the
parliament and the Royalists 1642
1644 The Globe Theatre demolished by the puritans. -Landowner Sir Matthew Brend
demolishes the Globe and builds tenement houses on the site Elizabethan Musical Instruments Wind Musical Instruments Percussion Musical Instruments Keyboard Musical Instruments Stringed Musical Instruments The Viol The Hurdy-Gurdy The Cittern/Gittern The Fiddle The Harp Viola Da Gamba The Psaltery The Dulcimer The Rebec The Chittarone The Lute The Trumpet The Pipe The Shawm The Hautboy (Oboe) The Sackbutt (Trombone) The Gemshorn The Crumhorn The Lizard The Bagpipe The Recorder The Drum The Cymbal The Triangle The Tambourine The Church Organ The Spinet The Virginal The Clavytherium The Harpischord Upper Class vs. Lower Class Maypole Dancing Carols Masque Dancing Foreign Dances Popular Songs and Composers of this era Greensleeves...............................................................

Now is the Month of Maying................................

This Sweet and Merry Month of May.............. (Unknown)

(Thomas Morley)

(William Byrd) ”Let the sky rain potatoes! Let it thunder to the tune of 'Greensleeves'!” - The Merry Wives of Windsor(1602) by William Shakespeare Madrigal Written in Honor of the Queen
by William Byrd To: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester From: Elizabeth I, Queen of England 1997 1599 Even stricter rules passed by the protestants limiting the staging of plays 1647 The puritans ordered all playhouses
and theatres to be pulled down,
all players to be seized and
whipped, and anyone caught attending
a play to be fined five shillings. 1648 1649 The Civil War finally leads to the terrible execution of King Charles I by the Parliamentarians
(Puritans) Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord
Protector of England 1653 Cromwell dies and the power
of the Puritan starts to decline 1658 1660 Charles II is restored to
the throne of England 1660 1660 The Restoration, and the demise in the power of the Puritans, sees the opening of the theatres again 1660 Trap door The Flute
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