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FC: Elizabethan | Era | By: Olivia Pagano

1: Elizabethan Era | n | G.R.A.P.E.S | Geography: 2-3 Religion: 4-5 Achievements: 6-9 Politics:10-11 Economics: 12-13 Society: 14-15 More About Shakespeare: 16-17 Summaries: 18 Famous Quotes: 19-21

2: GEOGRAPHY | England was part of the Holy Empire also including Wales . The northern part of England contain many rolling hills and mountains. Although the land has hills it is considered the country side because it is low.

3: Unlike the Northern parts of England, the South is covered with very low hills and many plains. These are considered the low lands, due to the fact that the land is extremely low. The average climate in this area is around 40 degrees in the winter, and 75 in the summer.

4: RELIGION | Although not the main religion in England at the time, witchcraft was an ongoing phenomenon. Like every other religion the purpose of i was to explain unnatural events in the world. Therefore people blamed these events on the works of witches. If anything bad happened witches were blamed. Black witches were known for trying to harm people, but the white witches were the opposite. They were helpful and tried to cancel out the bad that the black witches were doing. | The new discoveries of Astrology, Alchemy and Magic increased the interest of witchcraft. In 1562 the Elizabethan Witchcraft Act was passed. this banned any use of witchcraft in England.

5: The official religion at the time was Protestant and Catholic. Catholics thought that church services and the Bible was believed to be in Latin. Protestants though that they should be in the language of the people. Although the religions have different beliefs, Queen Elizabeth did not have a problem with them because they did not cause harm to other people.

6: Elizabethan times were also the time of the Renaissance. This was the time were advancements in sciences, literature and art. One person to make the most change at the time was the infamous William Shakespeare. | ACHIEVEMENTS | Eliabetham Achievements

7: Born on April 23, 1564. it was recorded that William's baptism was on April 26th the same year. He was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare. As William grew up he developed an interest in theater and joined an acting group called the Queensmen. After that he wrote his own works consisting of 37 plays, 154 sonnets and 2 long poems. After becoming the most famous writer William died on April 23, 1616, at age 52. | William, Shakespeare

8: Music | After plays became so popular to attend to and perform, music started to become more dramatic and used in more ways than before. Music was incorporated in the Church, which had to be attended every Sunday. For the workers their tasks were eased by the melodies of ballads and selected songs. | Art | The arts flourished during this time period especially paintings due to the fact that all high society families wanted portraits.


11: As queen of England she was an extremely religious and made sure that everyone in the country attended church. This was a requirement by law. Punishments given by the government were cruel and violent. If a person was to commit a crime they would be punished with various types of torture. By having a Queen, this means that the government is ran by a monarch and has been for centuries. Queen Elizabeth 1 was one of the best Queens because she focused on the goodwill of her subjects above all. Queen Elizabeth has passed laws such as the Poor Law Act, The Second Law of Supremacy, and the Elizabethan Witchcraft Act. All of these were for the common good.

12: ECONOMICS | GOLDEN AGE | During Elizabethan Era it was a very prosperous time for England. As a time of success, it was also a time of exploration. One aspect that effected England is trade. The plan for trade was to obtain spices from the Middle East by having a direct sea route. Naval ships provided income after battles against Spain and Portugal. As England was expanding the lands obtained had a surplus of tobacco. The most important item was woolen cloth. As a time of peace, the economy grew to a level it never was before.

14: SOCIETY | Monarchs Nobles Knights/Gentlemen Merchants Yeomanry Slaves/Laborers

15: Social Classes | Monarchs- Queen Elizabeth was in charge of the whole entire country, from religion to government. As a queen she was the most respected and had the most power. Queen Elizabeth specifically was very religious and as royalty, she represented a religious figure such as God but on Earth. | Laborers- worked either in the field for produce, There were two different skill levels, one the highly skilled and then the "others". For many it was torture to work but for others like the servants to high society it was not as tormenting.

16: More on William Shakespeare | It has been told that not even is William Shakespeare one of the most famous writers in history but his inspiration for writing the infamous love story of Romeo and Juliet was not created on his own. A famous writer named Arthur Brookes wrote the poem "The Tragical Historye of Romeus and Juliet." Shakespeare used the same plot as the poem but made a few revisions to the details in the story.

17: Differences in Shakespeare's version of Romeo and Juliet | 1. Instead of the story Romeo and Juliet to have a time span of months, Shakespeare revised it, to make the compassionate relationship go on for five days. 2. Shakespeare emphasized characters in the poem who were minor and made them into influencial l people in the story. The characters in particular were Mercutio and nurse. 3. William also included the factor that The Capulets (Juliet's family) is a foil to The Montagues (Romeo's family)

18: SUMMARIES | Romeo and Juliet | Two young teens, who are forbidden to love each other fall in deep, passionate love. The Capulets and The Montagues have had their own problems and the fact that their children have fallen in love is a problem. The two lovebirds met, got married, and committed suicide within 5 days of their meeting. Due to their families forbidding their love, "the only way out" was to take their own lives. | Hamlet | The ghost of a recent deceased King, King Hamlet, lurks the castle he once reigned in. Prince Hamlet, devotes his time to defending and planning revenge to his father's murderer. After trying to accomplish this the prince goes crazy and has to be looked after by his friends. During a contest, he kills one of the characters. Then he mother dies and he ends up dying as well.

19: FAMOUS QUOTES | Romeo and Juliet: "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo." "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." "'Tis torture and not mercy. Heaven is where Juliet lives, and every cat and dog. And little mouse, every unworthy thing, live here in heaven and may look on her, but Romeo may not." "For never was a story of more woe. Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."

20: FAMOUS QUOTES | Hamlet: "To be or not to be, that is the question: whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles. And by opposing end them? -to die-to sleep." "But brake, my heart, for I must hold my tongue." "Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment."

21: FAMOUS QUOTES | Midsummer Night's Dream: "But earthlier happy is the rose distilled, then that which withering on the virgin thorn. Grows, lives and dies in single blessedness." "The course of true love did never run smooth." "Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make poor females mad." "Jack shall have Jill, nought shall go ill, the man shall have his mare again; and all shall be well.

22: PERSONA | Name: Gemma Guadagnino Age: Nineteen Occupation: Dutchess of Verona Relationshis: I am the wife of Vincenzo Guadagnino, the Duke of Verona. I have one child named Gianna. I do know that Capulet family very well, such as Lady Capulet, Juliet and their Nurse. Economic Status: Due to my husband and I being the Duke and Dutchess of Verona, my family is very well off. We are wealthy but not the wealthiest.

23: PERSONA | Social Status: I am a very outspoken person when I am allowed to be. My family is invited to many parties, banquets and formal dinners from people all of Verona. I am very fortunate to have married into such a wonderful family. One of my best friends is Alessandra De Luca, we have met each other when we were young girls trying to find a man to marry. She is also a Dutchess. I do however find it ironic that although we did not have the same interests as young girls, we ended up in the same type of family. The Nurse: Although the nurse serves the Capulets , Lady Capulet let her deliver my baby girl Gianna. She has very inappropriate comments but is very good at what she does for a living.

24: The Elizabethan Era

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