The Elizabethan Era Emalyn pond period 5

Thesis: The Elizabethan Era was a prosperous time filled with many advancements in society and literature.

William Shakespeare’s Early Life

"Like Shakespeare's stage, this kind of thrust stage, with its minimal scenery, allows playwrights (if they want) to move their stories rapidly from place to place" (Anderson).

Shakespeare offered a new type of playwright. One that did not always have to be in organized order.

"We know that William was born the third of eight children around April 23, 1564, in Stratford, a market town about one hundred miles northwest of London" (Beers 2).

William was one of many children. Growing up in a small London area in 1564.

Elizabethan Age

"Under Elizabeth, England advanced in many areas. Merchants formed a great trading company, the East India Company, in 1600. Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Rayleigh, and other English adventurers explored the Caribbean region and the coasts of North and South America. English literature flowered during the Elizabethan Age, with the work of such writers as Francis Bacon, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, and William Shakespeare" (Bumgardner 4).

The Elizabethan Era was a prosperous time for many. This lead to new developments of literature.

"Elizabethan Era, was a period of English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, from 1558 to 1603. Elizabeth was a strong ruler who gained the loyalty and admiration of her subjects." (Bumgardner 1).

The Elizabethan Era was named after Queen Elizabeth in admiration for her reign. She achieved loyalty through leading England through a glorious time.

"Elizabethan Era, was a period of English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, from 1558 to 1603. Elizabeth was a strong ruler who gained the loyalty and admiration of her subjects." (Bumgardner 1).

The Elizabethan Era was named after Queen Elizabeth in admiration for her reign. She achieved loyalty through leading England through a glorious time.

"Her reign is often referred to as the Golden Age or the Elizabethan Age because it was a time of great achievement in England." (Gibbs 1).

Queen Elizabeth was honored for her many accomplishments. She helped England prosper.

"Elizabeth's half-sister, Mary Tudor, became queen. Mary had been raised as a Roman Catholic by her mother, Catherine of Aragon. Catherine was the first wife of Henry VIII. Mary was a devout Roman Catholic and tried to bring England back to the Roman Catholic Church. She became known as "Bloody Mary" for her persecution of Protestants" (Gibbs 3).

Before Elizabeth, her half-sister Mary had ruled. As opposed to Elizabeth, she had not gained full respect of her subjects.

Elizabethan Style

"The queen had his red hair and pale eyes. She also shared her father's gifts for music and other arts. In addition, she was an outstanding orator" (Gibbs 2).

Along with being the queen, Elizabeth had other talents such as music and arts, as she obtained from her father.

"Not everyone prospered during the Elizabethan Age. Strict rules regulated clothing, land ownership, marriage, and religion" (Bumgardner 6).

Although many were prosperous in this era, not all were beneficiary. There were still regulations that affected their lives.

"The houses were often designed by the owners themselves, who furnished ideas that were amplified by their mason or carpenter" (Buxton 1).

People in the Elizabethan most often designed their own homes with the help and professionalism of their local mason or carpenters.

"The great hall of medieval manors was retained, and features were added that increased the occupants' comfort—a broad staircase, a long gallery connecting the wings of the house on the upper floors, withdrawing rooms, and bedrooms of greater size and importance" (Buxton 1).

In Elizabethan age, style and size of architecture mattered greatly. Staircases were extremely important as well.

Works Cited

Anderson, Robert. “Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match.” Holt Literature & Language Arts: Mastering the California Standards: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, by G. Kylene Beers et al., Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 778-80.

Beers, G. Kylene, et al. William Shakespeare’s life: A Genius from Startford. Austin, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 2003, pp. 776-7770p.

Bumgardner, Jake. “Elizabethan Age.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Gibbs, Gary G. “Elizabeth I.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 1 Dec. 2016.

Works Cited “Elizabethan Style.” Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2016): 1. History Reference Center. Web. 1 Dec. 2016

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