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  • Music In The Elizabethan Era

    Eric Estrada Mrs. Gourde English 1 27 March 2016 Music in the Elizabethan Era “How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night. Like softest music to attending ears!” (Shakespeare 772). In this quote‚ Romeo is referring to him and Juliet talks about their love as if it was sweet‚ soft and pure as music. Romeo’s quote might well be referring to someone playing the lute‚ which was the most common of the instruments back in the Elizabethan Era‚ because of its soft‚ tender‚ and sweet sounds it produced

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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 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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  • 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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  • Gender Roles In The 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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  • 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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  • Roles Of Women In The Elizabethan Era

    and rights of women in the Elizabethan Era are a lot different than what we are used to. A woman’s main purpose in Shakespeare’s time was to give birth to children. However‚ the roles in the house was based off one’s wealth. If one was fortunate enough to be rich and have slaves‚ they could pursue a profession in literature. In this era women were not allowed to work in any profession other than literature. Additionally‚ in Taming of the Shrew ( a

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  • Elizabethan Era

    The Victorian era and the early twentieth century idealised the Elizabethan era. The Encyclopædia Britannica still maintains that "The long reign of Elizabeth I‚ 1558-1603‚ was England’s Golden Age...’Merry England‚’ in love with life‚ expressed itself in music and literature‚ in architecture‚ and in adventurous seafaring."[1] This idealising tendency was shared by Britain and an Anglophilic America. (In popular culture‚ the image of those adventurous Elizabethan seafarers was embodied in the films

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  • Head Of State In Elizabethan Era Essay

    The role of the head of state during the Elizabethan period The head of state during the Elizabethan period was the Monarchy‚ the Privy Council and Parliament. Queen Elizabeth 1 was the head of the monarchy which made her the absolute and supreme ruler of England. The monarchy was responsible for all governmental actions and decisions. All laws required the Queens consent in order to be passed. The role of the head of state which is the three bodies mentioned above was to work together to rule the

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  • To What Extent Is the Merchant of Venice a Microcosm of the Elizabethan Era?

    To what extent is the play a microcosm of the Elizabethan Era? In Elizabethan England‚ many of the general public were anti – Semitic and driven by extreme dislike of other religions other than Christianity. This anti – Semitic sensitivity has lasted since the early ages‚ dating back to 1300 B.C. when the Jews were expelled from Egypt at the end of the nineteenth Dynasty.. Jews were accused of exploiting Christians and they were actually banned from England in 1290‚ and were not allowed back

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