The Elizabethan Era

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Music, poetry, and plays were important parts of entertainment during the Elizabethan era. Musicians composed new types of music, poets expressed their feeling through poetry, and playwrights wrote plays of different types of genres. Social classes and gender roles also contributed to the entertainment culture. During the Elizabethan era, people were entertained by sources of entertainment, such as plays, music, and poetry. Music was one of the many sources of entertainment during the Elizabethan Era. Elizabethan music was more refined and sophisticated than previous types of music. Queen Elizabeth encouraged people to appreciate music. She even hired about seventy musicians and singers during her reign; these musicians during the time were creative. Elizabethan musicians experimented by combining different types of instruments and playing them together. Elizabethan music was classified into different types, depending on where it was performed, the status and skills of the musicians, and the audience. The different types included: theater, court, church, town, and street. Before the Elizabethan era, music was rarely heard in theaters. It was not made common until William Shakespeare began to incorporate music into his plays before “Theater music was used to heighten the mood and plot, emphasize the drama, and sometimes provide special…

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