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Elizabethan Era

The Elizabethan era may have only lasted for 45 years, but it brought forth a blossoming of literature, and changed the way that people viewed themselves and their society. The gender specific roles in the Golden Age may have not suited the people of today, but in the 1500’s they were acknowledged and seen as a common practice. During the Elizabethan era, diverse family and societal roles were demonstrated through men, women, and children. First off, men in the 1500’s had said important and powerful...

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Elizabethan Era Women

The Elizabethan Era was a time in history with many important contributions that still affect life in the world today. Is it ironic to say that while having a queen, the rest of female citizens had very little rights and were discriminated against? The answer is yes, during this time period, like many others back in history, women were viewed as subordinate to men. They were denied rights that men had and were basically owned by their husbands. Most women that lived in Elizabethan England were underestimated...

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Blood Sport and Elizabethan Era

Times were very difficult during the Elizabethan era. Because of their hardships, their entertainment was very important to them. During the Elizabethan times they had a wide variety of things that entertained them. These forms of entertainment varied greatly. These forms of entertainment ranged from singing and dancing, to blood sport. Social classes also might have determined what type of sports or games you played. The poor lower class would play games, invent stories, dance, play music, watched...

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Feminism in the Elizabethan Era

In the Elizabethan era women were portrayed as less than equals to men. Male seemed to be the dominate gender and women were to be seen-not-heard. They existed within a patriarchal society. As a feminist himself, Shakespeare shows through his plays how women are ill treated and powerless; yet possess more intelligence than the male characters. This is why Shakespeare creates overwhelming female characters; which is evident in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", where the lead female character...

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Elizabethan Era and Othello

find relevance in these issues for the modern audience? Othello is a play of tragedy; that examines the darker aspects of human existence, and forces us as audience to contemplate what it is to be human. Shakespeare privileges and challenges the Elizabethan attitudes and values towards the prejudices of race and gender while also presenting his contextual theme of chaos versus order. These values transcend the context of both modern and contemporary audiences and it is through the BBC adaptation by...

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Gambling In The Elizabethan Era

 Gambling was a favourite past time in the Elizabethan era. Anther word for gambling is gaming. Gambling is games that you bet money in the hope of winning more money back. These games ranged from board, card and dice games. Gaming/gambling were sometimes played in theatres such as the ones that Shakespeare’s plays were in. Other popular venues were gambling dens and houses. Although the stereotypical gambler is a poor...

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Elizabethan Women

treated in the Elizabethan Era. John Madden, the producer, shows the women as inferior to men due to their emotions and weaknesses. These women are not allowed jobs other than bearing children or being housewives. John Madden also shows women as a bond to tie two families together as one. They are forced into premeditated marriages with men they do not love. The social standards for most women of high nobility were to wear large corseted dresses and apply pallid makeup (History of Elizabethan Women). These...

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The Elizabethan Period

The Elizabethan Period The people in the Elizabethan Era lived very different lives to what we do today. The Elizabethan people believed that the queen was God’s representation here on Earth. Their social order ranked the monarch as the highest, followed by the nobility, the gentry, merchants and labourers. The government was relatively stable, centralised, well-organized and efficient. The Elizabethan people had high regard for family in a community. They believed that families were role...

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Elizabethan Sports

entertainment the people of England endured during the Elizabethan times. Sports and games were a way for people of England to relieve themselves from hardships of everyday life. Beginning from early stages of childhood up to death, all people including men and women played a number of sports in a variety of ways. During the Elizabethan age, numerous sports and games, for both rich and poor, provided entertainment for all of England. Throughout the Elizabethan age there were a vast number of different types...

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Elizabethan Life

Elizabethan Life During the Elizabethan period, Europe was going through the Renaissance. Their culture and way of life was emerging from the Middle Ages into their peak of advancements. Also, their lives were very different from ours. They listened to different kinds of music and found other ways of enjoyment such as dancing. The food they ate is also very unusual from ours. Their society was broken into classes, women were obedient and their children could not get educated. Their culture...

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