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Shakespeare lived from 1567 to 1616. Scholars and historians often refer to him being a part of the Elizabethan Era, the period of English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, which lasted from 1558 - 1603, and was itself part of the larger Tudor Period. Shakespeare's life also overlapped with the Jacobean Era (1603-1625). Queen Elizabeth was a fan of theater and did see Shakespeare's plays performed. Her Successor, King James I, was also a fan of the arts and theater.
Life in Shakespeare's London
Articles And Websites About the Elizabethan Era
The Fashion & Culture and of the Elizabethan Lifestyle
This website gives a brief overview of the food, fashion, arts, weapons, medicine, and culture of Elizabethan England.
New World Encyclopedia: Elizabethan Age
Sections include Highlights, Fashion and the Domestic Arts, Elizabethan Festivals, holidays, and Celebrations, and Notable Elizabethans.
Section include theater, music, clothes, food and recipes.
Videos About the Elizabethan Era
London in Shakespeare's time (5:02)
April 19, 2017
Video discusses various entertainments in London.
Horrible Histories: What to Eat to Avoid Disease in Shakespeare's Time (1:23)
April 19, 2016
"Want to keep disease away? Then eat none-a-day! Health advice from Shakespeare's time."
The Jigge Is Up: Dance in Shakespeare's Time (8:34)
August 3, 2010
From the New York Historical Dance Company, Baroque Chamber Ensemble, Flying Forms.
Music of Shakespeare's Time (44:31)
March 17, 2017
Brian Kay performs music of Shakespeare’s time.
Shakespeare and Music (3:16)
Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press)
July 7, 2016
Joseph M. Ortiz, Associate Professor of "Liberal Arts at the University of Texas, El Paso, explains how music was experienced and understood in Shakespeare’s time . . . "