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1: Italian Renaissance In the Italian Renaissance the geography helped them thrive because of thriving cities and a wealthy merchant class. Most people remained Catholic and the churches spent a lot of there money to purchase artwork. The artistic style became realism. They had a commercial revolution and there was an increased availability of trade goods which lead to a thriving economy. There was a movement called Humanism and it was an intellectual movement focused on potential and achievements. | Elizabethean England England was an agricultural society and in it wool was the most precious commodity available. There was a religious crisis because the government kept on switching the national religion. They created southing music, church music, and created a few instruments like the lute recorder, and trumpet. Queen Elizabeth had absolute power and made critical decisions like unifying the nation. Everyone feared poverty and they established laws to help the poor. They had eccentric forms of entertainment and the women worked in the home. | Both Arts and literature were very popular and there were many achievements during this time period

2: William Shakespeare was born in Stratford Upon Avon and baptized on April 26, 1564. His parents names were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, they had seven children and William was the third. His mother worked at home and his father was a successful glove maker and illegal wool dealer. His family was wealthy and his father was the mayor. | Due to the families wealth they could afford to send William to school, for seven years (until the family went into financial ruin). He went to school 6 days a week for 11 hours and 30 minutes a day. In school he learned manors, Latin, classics, grammar, religion, and drama. School is actually where William took such a liking to literature and poetry. | My Life

3: Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway and had three children who's names were Susana, Hamnet, and Judith. One of his children named Hamnet died due to the bubonic plague. Shakespeare lived in London for most of his life and died for an unknown reason in Stratford Upon Avon on April 23, 1616.

4: My Career | William Shakespeare was a famous poet, sonnet writer, and play writer. He wrote 37 plays some of the genres were history like King John, comedy like a mid summers night, and tragedies like Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. His acting company was called Lord Chamberlain's men. The name was changed to King's Men because James I became the patron.

5: In 1592 William moved to London because he wanted to be famous. Queen Elizabeth who was the daughter of King Henry VII and was the queen of England for 45 years. She encouraged and supported arts and literature.In the summer of 1598 William opened the Globe Theater. | It was built outside London's city limits because theaters were not allowed in the city walls. He co-owned the Globe Theater with James Burbage, Robert Burbage, and 4 other actors. During this time period there were no female actors because they had to spend all there time taking care of the house and had no time to be an actor. | Some physical features of the Globe Theater were it was a round shape like the Colosseum, it was made of timber, plaster, stone, and nails. It had no seating and can fit 1,500 people. The theater was shut down for two years due to the bubonic plague and in 1613 there was a fire in the globe theater.

6: William used to write his plays in Early Modern English, no one really spoke this way in his plays. | Art Are Coz Cousin Hark you listen knave rascal Stay stop Thrice three times

7: 'tis it is ope open o'er over gi' give ne'er never I' in e'er ever oft often a' he e'ev even

8: The renaissance influences literature and history for many reasons. Literature is not only viewed but also encouraged. There were may people like patrons of the arts who spent money to encourage people to create artwork, write plays, and other pieces of literature. The renaissance influenced history because during this renaissance people began practicing Humanism, focused on being smarter and achieving things in there life as an individual. They also achieved many things in architecture from learning through the Greek and Roman Empires.

9: Nancherrow. Orignal Poet Book That Shakespeare Used. Digital image. Tough Guy Nancherrow. 2010. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. . (page 7) Federer, Bill. Painting of William Shakespeare. Digital image. The Moral Liberal. 23 Aug. 2012. Web. 22 Apr. 2012. (front cover) Anonymous. "KompExport." Wool. KompExport, 2011. Web. 27 Apr. 2012. . (page 2)

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