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Drama in the English Renaissance

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Drama in the English Renaissance

During the reign of Henry VII Drama was still

Medieval. In 1548 the festival of Corpus Christi

was suppressed and Mysteries continued to be

performed on other religious festival.

During the of Elizabeth Drama flourished and

became amajor genre for English writers.

The new age exalted human nature in all its as-

pects, good and bad.

The popularity of Drama spread thanks to travel-

ling companies of actors. They were descendants

of the street performers of the early Middle Ages.

They kept the status of servants of their Lord and

called their companies of his name.

Their performances took place on movable plat-

forms in innyards or in town squares or in the

manor houses of nobles.

In these companies there aren'twoman because

the acting profession was considered immoral.


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