S: Elizabethan England: The Time of William Shakespeare
FC: Elizabethan England: | The Time of William Shakespeare
1: By: Lynn Jorgensen Ms. Maricevic Period 9
2: 1500's and 1600's | Geography of | a | England
3: England is a large island primarily covered with hills and a few rivers. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel. It has a few mountains, called the Cambrian Mountains and sits below Norway and above France and Spain.
4: England's | Religion | They were superstitious. Queen Elizabeth was a protestant. Many others were Roman Catholics.
5: The Church was a major part of England's government, though it was against the law to promote religion in plays and such.
6: During the rein of Queen Elizabeth I, England made advances in | Achievements | in | 16th and 17th Century | England | Science | Literature & | Education
7: Part of the advances in literature were Shakespeare's plays.
8: The Queen of England during the time of Shakespeare was Queen Elizabeth I. She was very young when she began ruling. Many of the Queens advisers were men of the Church, thus the law enforced the practice of either the Protestant or Roman Catholic religions.
9: The British Flag & British Law Books
10: Economy | Farthings (currency)
11: When Queen Elizabeth took power, the treasury was virtually empty and the economy was terrible. By expanding trade she made the economy better. Queen Elizabeth I ran one of the best economies England has ever had.
12: Society | English society mainly revolved around religion, and men and women had different roles. Women stayed at home and inside while men hunted and participated in sports.
13: Plays and public sporting events and competitions were very popular entertainment in the time of Shakespeare.
14: William Shakespeare
15: Shakespeare was an actor and a playwright. He wrote most of his works while he was in his late 20's and early 30's. One of is most famous works is Hamlet.
16: Shakespeare spent a lot of his time away from his four children and wife while he was in London and when he was touring with his acting group, The Queens Men. Shakespeare's family was apparently just not as important to him. | To be or not to be? That is the question. -Hamlet
17: Shakespeare's Family
18: Romeo and Juliet
19: Shakespeare wrote many plays; some were tragedies; some were comedies; some were historical; some were romantic. In total, Shakespeare wrote approximately 30 plays. All's Well That Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet 1 Henry IV Henry V Henry VI (1-3) Julius Caesar King John King Lear Love's Labors' Lost Macbeth Measure for Measure Merchant of Venice Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing Othello Richard II Richard III Romeo and Juliet Taming of the Shrew Tempest Titus Andronicus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night Two Gentlemen of Verona Winter's Tale