Elizabethan period is characterized as a very important and strict time as to the everyday life, religion, culture and other different stuff that developed during the period of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth as Monarchist of England and for the next fifteen years of her kingdom. Many historians often describe it as “The Golden age” as it was represented by the apogee of the English Renaissance and the development of poetry, literature and music. The era is most famous for theatre, as William Shakespeare and many others composed plays that broke free of England's past style of theatre. Italy via commedia dell’arte, gave in Europe the first professional actors in organized troupes, while through the work of Renaissance architects, paved the
William Shakespeare made not only a small contribution to this development. In 1599 and in collaboration with his workmates from the Chamberlain 's Men, he built the probably most famous playhouse of London – the Globe Theatre. In its day, it was one of the largest and most magnificent public theatres in Europe, due to the octagonal structure and the huge seat offer.1 Later, as Queen Elizabeth I died and King James I became king in 1603, he insisted that the Chamberlain 's Men become his personal drama group because he was really interested in arts and especially theatre. Thenceforth, Shakespeare 's troupe was called King 's Men, and luckily, as the playhouses had to close due to the plague in 1603, James arranged plays for the royalty, beyond the affected areas of
Often referred to by historians as the golden age of English history, the Elizabethan era brought forth a climax for the blossoming of the arts that came with the English renaissance. The era began in 1558 with the controversial ascension of Elizabeth I to the English throne, and would continue throughout her lengthy reign until her death in 1603. The period would be defined by the rise of iconic artists such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, whose plays would be enjoyed as part of a new national pastime. This golden age was also an era of peace and prosperity for the country, which is impressive, as the country was virtually bankrupt when Elizabeth took the throne due to previous conflicts. This prosperity would be threatened
Jerry Brotton 's, The Sultan and The Queen The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam, Brings to light the unexpected trade alliance between Queen Elizabeth I of England and Islamic powers of the Ottoman Empire and The Kingdom of Morocco. Jerry Brotton summaries it perfectly by stating it is "the remarkable story of the Elizabethans who traveled to the Muslim world, what they learned and how their discoveries, and the stories they told, affected life back home." The author sets the stage by discussing the marriage of Prince Phillip of Spain and Mary Tudor and England 's return to Catholicism from Protestantism. Jerry Brotton discusses past military history between the Hapsburg Empire and Ottoman Empires as well as delving into the existing trade mechanisms Europe used for Eastern goods. Brotton touches on religious propaganda and literature separating Catholicism, Protestantism and Islam and what constituted Heresy which was produced during the reign of Henry VIII and Mary and Phillip.
The Poor Laws were the beginning of England as a welfare state, with helping the poor imbedded in the law. Elizabeth also opened houses of correction, whose goal was to re-integrate criminals and homeless into society. Most of these laws were successful in their time, with some lasting until the nineteenth century. England was in a religions turmoil long before the Elizabethan Age began. Henry VIII broke away from the Pope in 1533 to marry Anne Boleyn and declared himself Supreme Head of the Church of England.
A Comparison of Elizabethan England and Modern-Day England The Elizabethan Era is often considered the ‘Golden Age’ or ‘Renaissance’ of English History. It was called Elizabethan simply because it coincided with Queen Elizabeth I’s rule. It was a generation of expansion of ideas and flowering of poetry, music, and literature and it greatly contributed to the theatre field. Many of the most famous people in English literature have come from the Elizabethan Era. Like all the other eras in English history, the Elizabethan had many notable similarities and contrasts with the present day.
“The first finder of our fair language” is not a title lightly bestowed (Bailey). No one more could be more worthy than Geoffrey Chaucer. Chaucer was the first person to write in English. He is most popular for his frame story The Canterbury Tales. Some of his other works include The Book of the Duchess, a Knight’s Tale, The Legend of Good Women, Troilus and Criseyde, The House of Fame, and The Parliament of Fowls (“Chaucer, Geoffrey,” Hutchinson; Gassner; “Chaucer, Geoffrey,” Columbia; Hutchins v).
Abstract This is t0 inf0rm y0u that I Smita Singh 0f B.A. (H) ENGLISH Semester 3 has taken the t0pic “JANE AUSTEN AS A M0RALIST IN PRIDE AND PREJUDICE”. Jane Austen a great n0velist 0f late 18th century has wr0te many fam0us and best seller b00ks and 0ne 0f her b00k was Pride and Prejudice. In my research paper I have menti0ned ab0ut the life hist0ry 0f Jane Austen and has als0 described her as a m0ralist in Pride and Prejudice with many examples 0f the pr0tag0nist Elizabeth Bennet and Mr.Darcy. I have als0 explained ab0ut the meaning 0f M0ralist, that the 0ne wh0 f0ll0ws a pr0per system 0f m0ral principles, the 0ne wh0 is unduly c0ncerned ab0ut the m0rals 0f 0ther pe0ple.
West Bengal is the land of colours ,festivals and goddess Durga .It was in Bengal that the ‘literary renaissance’ first manifested itself ( Srinivas Iyengar -Indian Writing in English-XIV-Page 315).Bankim Chandra Chatterjee ,the renowned composer of Bande Matharam ,is the author of the first Indian English novel , Rajmohan’s Wife .Cast amidst a series of social ,economic and cultural occurrences ,the novel describes the evolution or rather the transformation of the protagonist , Matangini ,in an aura of the deep cellars and dark dungeons of the Gothic literature and Victorian model of narration .Influence of western culture plays a very important role in the characterization of the novel .Women at different levels of the society are discussed through a series of issues, events and adventures .Though the novel is pioneer in the genre of Indian English Novels ,undoubtedly it has paved way for what Indian English novels have become today .Feelings and emotions are depicted with lucidity and fluency ,though they may convey more than one meaning within several contexts of the novel .Romance and realism plays the key role in the novel which shows its transition from a typical medieval society to one which was being engulfed by modernity .Set amidst the backdrop of the typical Bengali society of the 19th century (colonized India),patriarchal order ,feudalism and English ‘Baboos’ has undoubtedly played their inevitable roles in the plot setting and thereby for the successful