Considered the greatest english-speaking writer in history and known as england's national poet, william shakespeare (1564-1616) has had more theatrical works performed than any other playwright. The elizabethan age the features of the elizabethan age 3 the features of the elizabethan age golden age in english history queen elizabeth - 1 (1558-1603) production of great poetry and drama the age of shakespeare feeling of patriotism and nationalism most glorious age in the history of england. Even though there was an unmarried woman on the throne in elizabethan england, the roles of women in society were very limited the elizabethans had very clear expectations of men and women, and in general men were expected to be the breadwinners and women to be housewives and mothers.
Shakespeare is england's most celebrated dramatist and poet his works have been translated into 80 languages, including star trek's klingon he helped shape the english we use today. Liza picard describes the laws, trends and standards of hygiene that determined who wore what in elizabethan england status symbols cloth of gold and silver, tinselled satin, woollen cloth embroidered with gold and silver, sables and other furs the clothes worn by the rich make any fashionista's mouth water. The elizabethan age (1558-1603) is named after the reign of england's last tudor monarch, queen elizabeth i the period is often referred to as a 'golden age' of history: england became a major european power in politics, exploration, trade and the arts, while elizabeth i's long rule created stability after the shorter, tumultuous rules of her siblings, edward vi and mary i.
A summary of the elizabethan era created by noah davis voiced by joshua freeman. The renaissance period: 1550-1660 literature and the age in a tradition of literature remarkable for its exacting and brilliant achievements, the elizabethan and early stuart periods have been said to represent the most brilliant century of all. Elizabethan furniture english period furniture - elizabethan furniture 1558-1603 oak renaissance ideas were entering britain during this period.
The period produced some of the world's great playwrights including christopher marlowe and william shakespeare today shakespeare is considered the greatest writer of the english language popular genres of theatre included the history play, the tragedy, and the comedy. Shakespeare's works are the greatest representation of art from elizabethan england the encompass the economic, social, and educational aspects of life in a nice, neat package no other art form, including painting, could provide so much information about life in elizabethan england. Just as shakespeare's 'comedies' have some dark themes and tragic situations while the 'tragedies' have some high comic moments, the shakespeare's 'history' plays contain comedy, tragedy and everything in between.
Elizabethan england english history links | home the age of shakespeare was a great time in english history the reign of queen elizabeth i (1558-1603) saw england emerge as the leading naval and commercial power of the western world. England's reputation as a strong naval power was enshrined in history by its defeat of the spanish armada in 1588 and by the turn of the century england was at the forefront of international trade and the race for colonisation. Elizabeth, while queen of england, rarely mentioned her mother in fact she did not even attempt to have her birth legitimized as her sister, queen mary i had done before her (her father, henry viii, while he did put her in line for the succession had also claimed she was a bastard, as did her. Why were elizabethan sailors encouraged to go on overseas voyages before 1550, few english people were interested in making long voyages of exploration most of the country's trade was with europe, but then there was the cloth trade collapse in the 1550s.
Elizabethan theatre history facts it was during this period in the history of elizabethan theatre that william shakespeare became known as an actor and then a playwright the second surge of the bubonic plague happened in 1603 causing a tremendous loss of human lives. The government in tudor england became very concerned about the poor there was a lot more of the poor than there were rich and there was always the potential for a tudor version of the peasants revolt in the towns and cities, finding a job was difficult but the same thing was occurring in the. The elizabethan period in costume design refers to that time encompassed by the reign of queen elizabeth i (from 1558 - 1603) during the renaissance the daughter of king henry viii and ann boleyn, elizabeth became one of the world's most famous monarchs.