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FC: Shakespear By Rami Areikat

1: Geography | England is on the island of Great Britain. It borders Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. | England is mostly flat land or low-lying. To the north is a range of limestone hills called the Pennines | The Cumbrian mountains lie in the western part of England

2: Geography cont.. | The largest river in England is the Severn River, which starts in Wales | The temperature in London is usually around 50-60 degrees, and there is frequent rain. The days are very long in summer and very short in winter.

3: Religion | The two main religions in England were Protestant and Catholic. There was often tensions and violence between the two groups. In fact, when Queen Elizabeth was in power, since she was protestant, the Catholics were persecuted. | Almost everyone in England believed in witches and witchcraft.

4: Almost everybody who was accused of witchcraft was either old, lived alone, or had a pet, like a cat, and were accused of almost all bad things that happened, like the Bubonic Plague. | Superstition was also a big part of Elizabethan England. Some common superstitions were... The 7th son of the 7th son had powers, When you sneezed, the devil had a chance to possess you, and loss of hair meant health problems.

5: Achievements | During the Renaissance period, England had many advances in literature and science. They developed advanced forms of medicine. They had many plays, many of which William Shakespeare is famous for writing. The most famous is Romeo and Juliet. | England had two different types of theatre. Each of them consisted of different things.

6: Politics | The political structure in England was a monarchy. The monarch in this time was Queen Elizabeth. She didn't approve of the Catholic religion because she feared of plots they would form. | In 1601, the Earl of Essex tried to overthrow Queen Elizabeth due to him being removed of power. However, it was unsuccessful.

7: There were many middle-class merchants, which led to the country being very productive and greatly boosted the economy. It also led to increased exposure to other cultures. | Economy | Wool was a major crop, and when there is a bad harvest, the whole country would begin to live in poverty, because most people were fed by homegrown crops.

8: Food was like a status symbol for nobility. It was important that during a feast or formal dinner, that the food had a strong visual appeal. Therefore, increasing the trade of food. | Many new foods were discovered when North America was discovered, and led to a trade of new foods like Vanilla, pineapples, lima beans, peanuts, tapioca, pumpkins, corn, avocado, pecans, cashews, squash, coffee, maize, chocolate and tea

9: Society | The women in Elizabethan England were practically servants to the men of the household. They were almost always housewives. | Monarch | Nobility | Gentry | Merchants | Laborers

10: Life in England

11: | Works Cited

12: Shakespeare | William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon. He was born while Queen Elizabeth was in power, and they whole country was torn apart due to the change from the catholic religion to protestant. | He was the third of eight children that his parents would have. He was also the first child to survive. He had been very wealthy as a child, and attented primary and Latin grammar school.

13: At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway. He would have 3 children named Susanna, Judith, and Hamnet. He would soon leave for London to join, "The Queen's Men", where he worked as an actor. | Shakespeare's first playwright performance was in 1590, at the age of 26. His first play was called Henry VI. By watching Shakespeare's plays, you can learn what life was like in his time.

14: Shakespeare continued... | Some things that can be learned from Shakespeare's plays are... Children had no rights, and had to obey every whim of their parents. Marriages were commonly arranged, and fathers had the right to decide their daughters husband. Daughters often married very young, around 14 or 15 years old. Wives had to obey their husbands.

15: It seems that Shakespeare's favorite genre is love, because in most of his plays, he features a romantic plot, and expresses the emotional distress that love causes, like helplessness, confusion, and agony. | Shakespeare died in 1616 at the age of 52, although he is not alive now, he will always be known as the greatest playwright in all of England's history.

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  • Title: Shakespeare
  • A G.R.A.P.E.S project on some dude who wrote plays
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