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The Elizabethan era was a great one for the theatre and performing arts There were numerous playwrights who contributed a lot of great works A lot of the wonderful plays that are performed today came from this Renaissance period Also lots of movies and television shows are based on plays from this time Shakespeare and Jonson and Marlowe all contributed to the magnificent pieces from the 16th century William Shakespeare is definitely the most renowned writer from this time period with his works enduring 400 years We still perform a lot of his works today and many people throughout the United States enjoy watching those creations He has written 38 plays 154 sonnets and 2 epic narrative poems Most of the plays he wrote were performed at the Globe Theatre after the Lord Chamberlains Men theatre was hit with a plague There was one point in time when he was writing acting and a managing partner for the Lord Chamberlains Men He is the most successful writer recorded and it shows from all of his accomplishments Another famous writer of this time was Christopher Marlowe None of Marlowes plays are performed in todays theatre but he wrote some amazing plays His plays were filled with violence brutality passion and bloodshed They tend to have heroic themes usually about a great personality who is destroyed by his passion and ambition Marlowes plays were sensational and inspiring Ben Jonson was also another superb playwright of the Elizabethan era His work is usually only spoken about today with reference to his teacher William Shakespeare He disliked his mentor and often ridiculed his chronicle plays Jonsons criticism of Shakespeare was based on literary methods and not just on jealousy Jonson seemed to always find trouble he was imprisoned numerous times for his satirical plays condemning the government and was tried for killing a fellow actor in a duel His plays were a type of comedy involving eccentric characters and
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