Elizabethan Period

The Elizabethan era is the epoch in English history marked by the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Historians often depict it as the golden age in English history. The symbol of Britannia was first used in 1572, and often thereafter, to mark the Elizabethan age as a renaissance that inspired national pride through classical ideals, international expansion, and naval triumph over the Spanish — at the time, a rival kingdom much hated by the people of the land. In terms of the entire century, the historian John Guy (1988) argues that "England was economically healthier, more expansive, and ...more

Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Merchant of Venice
King Lear
The Tempest
Dr. Faustus
The Taming of the Shrew
The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
As You Like It
Much Ado About Nothing
Julius Caesar
Twelfth Night
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Lord, what fools these mortals be!
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