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S: Elizabethan England

FC: Elizabethan England | Annie Lovjer Period 9

1: Elizabethan England G.R.A.P.E.S.

2: Geography | England is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, and Irish Sea with the English Chanel separating the island from France. | Mountains: Grampian Mountains, Cumbrian Mountains Rivers: Severn, Thames | Cumbrian Mountains

3: England

4: Religion | Queen Elizabeth feared opposition by other religions, including the practice of witchcraft. She therefore instituted a persecution of witches and anyone suspected of practicing sorcery.

5: The printing of Bibles led to intensified persecution of suspected witches. | Queen ELizabeth herself was a Protestant.

6: The Renaissance brought scientific advancements as well as new ideas and techniques in art and paintings. Paintings took on a more naturalistic and idealistic view point and often incorporated religious themes.

7: Music, Literature and Theater became a major part of the Elizabethan Era. Music included church music and court music which took on inventive, delightful and moving themes. | Theater | Plays included: -dramas -comedies -tragedies

8: Politics | Queen Elizabeth and her heirs had absolute power in the monarchy.

9: The monarchs often set extreme laws with brutal punishments. Plays were often censored to not involve political/religious themes.

10: Economy Prosperous times were achieved through trade with other countries and New World commodities. Sea trading/voyaging and an increased number of monopolies also led to a stable economy. | The city of Antwerp was one of the main centers of trade in England during the Elizabethan Era.

11: The economy was depended greatly upon the harvest outcome and the woolen cloth and iron industry as well as increased tobacco production. Varied occupations exist such as blacksmith, candle-makers, basket weaver, etc.

12: -Organized society according to gender and class. -Various trades and occupations | Society

13: Women depended upon men to support and provide for them | -Amount and various food available to which people depended ons social class

14: WIlliam Shakespeare | William Shakespeare through his life and works became one of the most famous writers in history. He was born into a noted family and attended primary school and a Latin grammar school before getting married to Anne Hathaway and having three children. To pursue his passion for theater, William left his family and went to London to join a group of traveling performers called the Queen's Men. | Born April 23, 1564. Died April 23, 1616. | Anne Hathaway

15: William Shakespeare's thee children went by the names of Susanna the oldest, and who younger twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet died at the age of eleven. | Little is known about Shakespeare's life between 1585 and 1592, and been called the Lost Years. After leaving the Queen's Men, Shakespeare began his own theater company that was renamed Lord Chamberlain's Men. Queen Elizabeth became his patron and became very influential in his success.

16: William Shakespeare built a Globe theater outside of London as not to be within range of city officials. The theater opened in 1598 and had trap doors, no lighting, therefore all shows needed to be during the day. It was devoid of background scenery, and poor acoustics, so many actors needed to shout their lines in order to be heard. | During the time of Shakespeare their were no female actors. A theater occupation was not thought the most high of and therefore having a woman do it would not be thinkable. Young boys who still had high voices were cast for women's roles.

17: William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays in genres such as histories, comedies and tragedies as well as poetry. He became most famous in his works as an actor, playwright and poet. | Some of his most famous plays are: Hamlet, MacBeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer's Night Dream and As You LIke It.

18: Bibliography |\


20: being silly

21: ...and sometimes bad.

23: Eating gelato, meeting strangers, living in hostels, walking along coastlines, sleeping on trains, going to festivals, eating authentic foods, learning transportation systems, buying groceries; It was all a great experience, despite the rainy days, getting lost, and taking trains in wrong directions. Immersing in different cultures taught us a lot and opened our eyes to a little bit more of the world around us.

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