The Elizabethan Era

715 Words Feb 16th, 2018 3 Pages
It was a time of great change for England. It was a time of new ideas and new ways of thinking. William Shakespeare played an enormous role in the Elizabethan theatre; his unique writing style in “The Taming of The Shrew” influenced modern day literature. Queen Elizabeth played a huge role in the Elizabethan era (“Queen”). The reign of Queen Elizabeth I is referred to as The Golden Age (“Queen”). Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn (“Queen”). She was born on September seventh 1533 (“Queen”). During childhood it was clear that Elizabeth was gifted with knowledge, she spoke five fluent languages (“Queen”). Life continued on with more complications but on November seventeenth 1558 Elizabeth took the throne of England (“Queen”). Queen Elizabeth enjoyed watching playwrights. Watching plays was one of her many hobbies and she impacted plays heavily because she was a huge supporter. Social class was also greatly impacted during the Elizabethan time period. Commoners were the poor people who had to have the no high paying jobs, these commoners are the lowest of the social class. Noble people were the higher class or also called the wealthy these people were the people who had high paying jobs. One huge factor in this era was the reoccurring Black Plague. The Black Plague caused many deaths. This plague caused theatres to close…

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