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  • Elizabethan Theater - 1,251 words
    Elizabethan Theater Drama changed literature and theater into what it is today. I. History of Elizabethan Theater a. forming of theater 1. medieval church 2. mystery and morality b. actors 1. rogues and thieves 2. acting guilds II. Influences and people a. commanding actors 1. Shakespeare 2. Burbage b. other 1. wars of the roses (other historical influences) 2. laws restricting theater III. The theaters a. prices 1. seating 2. stage b. the theater and the globe 1. locations and characteristics 2. Burbage and other accomplishment Elizabethan Drama During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, England underwent a dramatic change in priorities. The importance of art and literature became highly preval ...
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  • Immortal Poetry - 1,843 words
    Immortal Poetry Annonymous Christopher Marlowe: what did he contribute to English literature and how is his writing reflective of the style of the times? Christopher Marlowe contributed greatly to English literature. He developed a new metre which has become one of the most popular in English literary history, and he revitalised a dying form of English drama. His short life was apparently violent and the m an himself was supposedly of a volatile temperament, yet he managed to write some of the most delicate and beautiful works on record. His writing is representative of the spirit of the Elizabethan literature in his attitude towards religion, his choice of writing style and in the metre tha ...
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  • Othello - 1,197 words
    ... and Othello is "a treason of the blood" (I..i.160) and he feels that society's acceptance of Othello will reduce Venetian statesman to "bond slaves and pagans" (I.ii.99). He also believes that Desdemona could not love "the sooty bosom of such a thing" (I.ii.70). One who she feared "To fall in love with what she feared to look on"(I.iii.98). The idea of race developed as a way to explain social divisions in a society that thought it believed in equality. And what constitutes race has changed quite dramatically since then. Othello is neither a racist text or a non-racist text but is merely showing the representation of race in a sixteenth-century society. I suppose one could argue that Ia ...
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  • Othello Play - 1,197 words
    ... demona and Othello is "a treason of the blood" (I..i.160) and he feels that societys acceptance of Othello will reduce Venetian statesman to "bond slaves and pagans" (I.ii.99). He also believes that Desdemona could not love"the sooty bosom of such a thing" (I.ii.70). One who she feared "To fall in love with what she feared to look on"(I.iii.98). The idea of race developed as a way to explain social divisions in a society that thought it believed in equality. And what constitutes race has changed quite dramatically since then. Othello is neither a racist text or a non-racist text but is merely showing the representation of race in a sixteenth-century society. I suppose one could argue tha ...
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  • Shakespeare Also Spelled Shakspere, Byname Bard Of Avon, Or Swan Of Avon - 600 words
    Shakespeare also spelled SHAKSPERE, byname BARD OF AVON, or SWAN OF AVON English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time. Shakespeare occupies a position unique in world literature. Other poets, such as Homer and Dante, and novelists, such as Leo Tolstoy and Charles Dickens, have transcended national barriers; but no writer's living reputation can compare with that of Shakespeare, whose plays, written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries for a small repertory theatre, are now performed and read more often and in more countries than ever before. The prophecy of his great contemporary, the poet and ...
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  • Shakespeare, William: The Economy Of England During Shakespeares Time - 1,334 words
    Shakespeare, William: The Economy of England During Shakespeare's Time The Economy during William Shakespeare's Time England, during William Shakespeare's time was much different then it is today. There were no commercial buildings, cars, busses, offices, and factories back then. The economy was a lot different back then, the majority of the people lived in poverty, earning barely enough to survive. There were many causes for the poverty at that time, such as bad harvests, inflation, lack of jobs and a rise in population. While all these people were living in poverty, there was a small percentage of the population, which included big land owners, wealthy peasants and prosperous townsmen, who ...
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  • Shakespeares The Merchant Of Venice - 1,400 words
    Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice Although Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is considered a comedy, cruelty runs rampant throughout the entire text of the play. Most of the characters exhibit some form of cruel behavior toward one another, including Lancelot who is cruel to his father Gobbio when he runs into him on the street. He engages the old man in belittling word play because his father has very poor eyesight and cannot tell that he is actually speaking to his own son. Everyone is cruel to Shylock; in fact, he is viewed as the outsider and often referred to as the devil. Shylock is the Jewish moneylender who makes a huge profit by lending money with exorbitant interest rates to ...
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  • The Tower Of London - 667 words
    The Tower of London The Tower of London, the oldest fortified palace in Europe, was built by William the Conqueror in the late 1000's. It has served as a fortress, prison, palace, and the final resting-place of many people ("Tower of London" Encarta 1). Its history is full of amazing and horrific stories of life and death. To truly appreciate this magnificent group of structures a look must be taken into its history through it's architecture, uses, and those held in the prisons and dungeons. The Tower Of London is not actually one tower, it is a group of 13 towers located on 7.5 hectares of land known as Tower Hill ("Tower of London" Encarta 1). To the south of the tower is the Thames Rivers ...
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  • The Tower Of London - 667 words
    The Tower of London The Tower of London, the oldest fortified palace in Europe, was built by William the Conqueror in the late 1000's. It has served as a fortress, prison, palace, and the final resting-place of many people ("Tower of London" Encarta 1). Its history is full of amazing and horrific stories of life and death. To truly appreciate this magnificent group of structures a look must be taken into its history through it's architecture, uses, and those held in the prisons and dungeons. The Tower Of London is not actually one tower, it is a group of 13 towers located on 7.5 hectares of land known as Tower Hill ("Tower of London" Encarta 1). To the south of the tower is the Thames Rivers ...
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  • The Tower Of London - 667 words
    The Tower of London The Tower of London, the oldest fortified palace in Europe, was built by William the Conqueror in the late 1000's. It has served as a fortress, prison, palace, and the final resting-place of many people ("Tower of London" Encarta 1). Its history is full of amazing and horrific stories of life and death. To truly appreciate this magnificent group of structures a look must be taken into its history through it's architecture, uses, and those held in the prisons and dungeons. The Tower Of London is not actually one tower, it is a group of 13 towers located on 7.5 hectares of land known as Tower Hill ("Tower of London" Encarta 1). To the south of the tower is the Thames Rivers ...
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