The Renaissance was
a rebirth of interest in education (1400s to 1625)
An approach that focuses on human values and concerns
man is good.
Great Chain of Being
God Angels Man Animals
Posted the ninety-five thesis; starts the protestant reformation
Three different Churches
Lutherins, Protestants, Church of England
focuses on the Renaissance
Elizabeth ends what line of royals
James begins what line of royals
Golden Age of Drama
5th Century BC
Six Characteristics of a Greek Tragedy
Irony, Tragic hero, Tragic flaw, Audience feels pity fear and wonder, Catharsis, Moral lesson
depicts the creation, the fall of man, the redemption, and the final judgment.
depicts the miracles of Christ and the saints, and the lives of the martyrs.
Allegories of good vs. evil.
Birthday of Shakespeare
April 23 1564
Wife of Shakespeare
Shakespeare left for London
The Lost years
First publication of Venus and Adonis
Purchased Globe Theater
Published the sonnets
Returned to Stratford
April 23 1616
How many plays did he write?
Themes of a Play
• Must be order and harmony in the universe
• Every play starts with discord but ends with the discord resolved
• Things are not as they seem
Influences on a Play
Structure of the theater, Actors, Audience
Macbeth was commissioned
for the coronation of James I
James I thinks he is an expert in