Other than gambling, drinking at the pub, playing cards, tennis and lawn bowling, watching plays (the theatre) was the main source of entertainment. Occupations ...
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London in Shakespeare’s Time
When Shakespeare was writing Romeo and Juliet, most people believed that the sun went around the earth!
King Edward VI
(Protestant) ‘The boy king’
1558 – 1503
‘The Virgin Queen’
Streets we narrow and crowded
The move from the city to the country
"Doctor Schnabel von Rom" (English: "Doctor Beak of Rome") The beak is a primitive gas mask, stuffed with substances (such as spices and herbs) thought to ward off the plague.
Sneezing and swelling of the lymph nodes, bleeding in the lungs.
The Old Market House
Layers of Fabric
Glazier Glass Windows
Tiler Tile for the roof
Saddler Saddles, bridles.
Milliner or Hatter Hats
Words and Phrases
created over 2,000 new words and phrases.
They include: schoolboy, shooting star, puppy-dog, football, bandit, partner, downstairs, upstairs, leapfrog, alligator, and mimic
an evil person who dies because of their own wrongdoing (Macbeth)
mistaking the identity of one person for another person (A Comedy of Errors)
giving a person a taste of their own medicine (The Taming of the Shrew)
a person torn between loyalty and revenge (Hamlet)
two young people from rival families falling in love (Romeo and Juliet)