Elizabethan drama

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Elizabeth I (1533—1603) queen of England and Ireland

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Drama staged in England during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Drawing on classical and medieval thought, as well as folk drama, Elizabethan drama is characterized by a spiritual vitality ...

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