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Elizabethan England

             England was a nation that did not appeal too many. It struggled with power and the monarchy that controlled it. Its citizens undergone reigns of terror and genocide. When Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1558, people had hoped this would also usher in a new life of prosperity and happiness. Little did people know they would experience a reawakening of happier and more of a spiritual rebirth. The newly crowned queen was a child of learning and perfection. She welcomed openly the new arrival of this sensation that was sweeping through her nation. The nation became prosperous in social, religious, and economic issues. The English Renaissance is also known as The Elizabethan Period, named after the reigning queen of the time, Elizabeth I. This period lasts from the late 1500's to the early 1600s.
             During this time, London was the heart of England, reflecting all the pulsating qualities of the Elizabethan Period. England began to change in size and in manner. It created an environment which allowed artistic and literary ability to bloom through the city. It was in this atmosphere that London became a leading center of culture as well as commerce. Its dramatists and poets were among the leading literary artists of the day; this is the place in which Shakespeare lived and wrote. Many playwrights emerged from this time period and left an everlasting mark on the way people write and view life. There were many sixteenth-century artists, such as Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, and William Shakespeare, brooded on the magical, transforming power of art.
             These writers have created a form that we still use to this day; they made theater famous and brought life to the stage by constructing a technique that was unimaginable. The form was specifically made to be performed on the stage. It involves the use of method of the human voice and body language, this is known as acting. Acting and the theater went hand in hand with one another.

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