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Shakespeare 1558-1603. By Brandon Pyle and Logan O’bryan. Hidden gems from the Shakespeare period: phrases. “A countenance more in sorrow than anger.” “A fool’s paradise.” “All of a sudden.” “A sorry sight.” “All’s well that ends well.” “As dead as a doornail.”

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shakespeare 1558 1603

Shakespeare1558-1603

By Brandon Pyle and Logan O’bryan

hidden gems from the shakespeare period phrases
Hidden gems from the Shakespeare period: phrases
  • “A countenance more in sorrow than anger.”
  • “A fool’s paradise.”
  • “All of a sudden.”
  • “A sorry sight.”
  • “All’s well that ends well.”
  • “As dead as a doornail.”
  • “But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.”
historical events
Historical events
  • 1588 – English Navy defeats the Spanish Armada.
  • 1593- London Theater is closed because of bubonic plague.
  • 1599 – The Globe Theater is built.
  • 1600 – First production of Julius Ceaser.
  • 1603 – Queen Elizabeth dies.
  • 1604 – First performance of Othello.
  • 1644 – Globe Theater demolished by the Puritans.
conventions of the time
Conventions of the time
  • Women could not act in plays; if there was a woman’s role, it was played by a man.
  • Women could not enter professions, but could do domestic work.
  • Women could not vote.
  • Society was patriarchal.
discoveries
Discoveries
  • Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe.
  • Martin Frobisher explored the Arctic.
  • The abandoned colony Roanoke Island was established in 1587.
  • William Gilbert published his seminal study on magnetism, De Magnete, in 1600.
important people
Important People
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • William Shakespeare
  • Francis Bacon
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Walter Raleigh
  • John Dee
  • Mary Queen of Scots
major writers and texts
Major Writers and Texts
  • John Lyly (Euphues and His Anatomy of Wit)
  • William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, etc)
  • Edmund Spenser (The Faerie Queene)
  • Christopher Marlowe (The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus)