S: Shakespeare's Elizabethan England and Italian Renaissance
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FC: The Life and Times of William Shakespeare & | By Daniel Quinn | Elizabethan England | Italian Renaissance
1: Essential Question: How does the Renaissance influence literature and history? | The Renaissance influences literature and history because during this time period, the arts were encouraged. Since the arts were encouraged, many people practiced the various fields of the arts such as paintings, literature, acting, etc there would be great advancements in these fields, greatly influencing the time period. This encouragement caused there to be many great artist/actors/painters/etc to emerge during this time, not just influencing the time period but they influenced history because of the impact that there works have on present day.
2: G.R.A.P.E.S. | Since the Renaissance occurred in several places in Europe, the geography is England and Italy. During the Renaissance the people who lived in Italy practiced Roman Catholicism and the people who lived in England were Protestants. However, people who lived during the Renaissance lived more of a life of humanism. Humanism is when people focus more on worldly values and less on spiritual values and religion. This made the church lose power but it did not make it lose a significant amount that it would affect it's power.
3: The achievements during this time period were mostly in the arts but, the advancements that were made in the arts impacted this time greatly. Artists, Impressionists, Sculptors, Actors, and other people that practiced the arts thrived during this time. Some of these people were William Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Raphael. In Italy, the majority of the people/land was ruled by powerful families such as the Medici Family. In England, the land and people were ruled by a monarchy, Queen Elizabeth reigned the majority of this time period. The economy during this time period was transformed through the expansion of trade and business during this time period. | G.R.A.P.E.S
4: William Shakespeare was baptized on April 23, 1564 and was born probably a few days before that. William was born to John and Mary Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon and had 7 other brothers and sisters. From ages 7 to 14 William attended school at King Edward IV Grammar School. Here he studied Latin, Greek, Catholic beliefs, and several different works of literature. | My Life Childhood
5: My Life Adult Years | In 1582 William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. With Anne he had three children; Susanna, Judith, and Hamnet. However Hamnet died due to the bubonic plague. He lived in Stratford- Upon-Avon but then moved to London so he could pursue his acting career. William Shakespeare died in 1616 living to be about 52 years old. How William died is a mystery. His wife Anne Hathaway died in 1623
6: My Career | William Shakespeare is most famous for his poetry, playwrights and his acting. To peruse his acting career, William moved to London in 1592. While in London, William stared an acting company called The Lords Chamberlains Men, which was then changed to The Kings Men. While in London, William wrote a total of 37 plays as well as several sonnets and poems. William wrote a variety of plays such as histories, comedies, and tragedies. Some of his most notable plays are Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and The Tempest.
7: My Career Continued... | Queen Elizabeth played a major part to Shakespeare's success indirectly. Queen Elizabeth encouraged the arts, making it easier for Shakespeare to become successful. Shakespeare co-owned the famous Globe theater will the Bubache brothers and several other actors. The Globe theater opened in 1598 and was located outside the cities limits so it could escape London's disapproving bureaucracy. In the plays performed here there were no women actors because it was not considered proper for a women to do something besides take care of the home. However, in 1613 the Globe theater burnt down during a play
8: The Language of My Time | Shakespeare used a type of writing that is know as Shakespearean or Elizabethan writing. Because of Williams power in his writing, the type of writing that was used during this time is named after himself. In Shakespeare's plays, actors talked in a fashion that is used by lower class citizens while people i the upper class and there own form of talking.