William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth's

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1. Both Shakespeare and Elizabeth loved theater, they both also "performed" on a stage.

1.1. Shakespeare had most of his plays performed in front of the Queen, or at the Golden Globe theater, and Blackfriars theater.

1.2. Elizabeth loved going to the theater to watch works from Shakespeare and other big writers of the time. She had also made a speech at the golden globe theater; her golden speech. It featured love for her country, and two years later, she died.

2. "Julius Caesar" portrays upheaval in Roman politics that may have resonated with viewers at a time when England’s aging monarch, Queen Elizabeth I, had no legitimate heir, thus creating the potential for future power struggles.

3. William Shakespeare was an Elizabethan English playwright and poet who considered to be the greatest dramatist of all time. He wrote plays like "MacBeth" "Hamlet" and one of his most famous "Romeo and Juliet", which inspired plays like 'West Side Story" and movies like "She's the Man"

3.1. In his 20 years as a playwright, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict.

3.2. Known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless villages, cities, and metropolises for more than 400 years and even to this day, his plays are performed. But, the personal life of William Shakespeare is still somewhat a mystery.

3.2.1. Over the course of two decades, from about 1590 to 1613, he wrote a total of 37 plays revolving around several main themes: histories, tragedies, comedies, and tragicomedies.

3.2.1.1. After 1600, he wrote the tragedies Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. In these, Shakespeare's characters present vivid impressions of human temperament. The best known of these plays is Hamlet, which explores betrayal, retribution, incest, and failure. These failures often drive the twists and turns of Shakespeare's plots, destroying the hero and those he loves. Hamlet is supposedly written to honor Shakespeare's dead son

3.2.1.1.1. William Shakespeare was the eldest son of John and Mary Shakespeare. John Shakespeare was a glove-maker, who married Mary Arden, daughter of a farmer from the nearby village. When William was born, John and Mary were living on Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the house now known as Shakespeare’s Birthplace. They had eight children in total.

4. At first, her virginity as a queen was viewed as a problem and was starting a controversy, she was accused of being irresponsible for not choosing a spouse or an heir. But eventually, a cult was formed around it, and she was praised as being godlike for her virginity.

5. Although a lot of Shakespeare's plays were after Queen Elizabeth's death, she was still honored in the theater with small mentions of "her majestie" at the beginning of one play, and "her highness" at the beginning of another.

6. Thomas Wyatt, had started a rebellion to overthrow the queen (Mary) because she was striving to marry the Prince of Spain (Phillip II), but England didn't approve, especially because she had a perfectly good English cousin available. Mary executed tons of people involved, and she imprisoned her sister in two different places for a year, because she suspected that she supported the rebellion. It was never proven.

6.1. A few wives later, one produces a male heir to the throne. After King Henry VII dies, Prince Edward becomes king at nine, and dies at 15. Then Lady Jane Grey takes the throne for about ten days, until Mary rides into London with Elizabeth and claims the throne.

6.1.1. From a young age, Elizabeth was labeled as one of the illegitimate daughters of King Henry VIII of England. Her mother was executed when she was three, leading up to her and Mary to be declared illegitimate by parliament.

7. Elizabeth was most likely a fan girl (by today's standards) over Shakespeare, as written by Brown, "

7.1. At a theatre one evening while, Shakespeare was playing a king, Queen Elizabeth bowed to him as she crossed the stage, but he went on with his part without returning the salutation. The Queen again passed him, and to directly attract his attention dropped her glove; the poet at once picked it up, and, continuing the delivery of his speech, added these lines —

7.2. 'And though now bent on this high embassy,

7.2.1. Just like the K-pop fans of today, she fangirled at a performance of Shakespeare's, not saying that Shakespeare was the only playwright she admired.

7.3. Yet stoop we to take up our cousin's glove.'

7.4. The Queen was greatly pleased. Elizabeth did not visit the public theatres, and the custom was to sit removed from the stage at both private and also at Court performances.

8. Although Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth were praised figures in England, they both had horrible struggles in their lives.

8.1. Queen Elizabeth was in the middle of several wars when she was Queen, and before she was Queen, her sister, Queen Mary, had her locked up and watched closely for about a year, due to suspicion of a rebellion. She was also heavily pressured to find someone to marry, which is why she still has the title, "The Virgin Queen".

8.2. Shakespeare's life may have been filled with tragic moments, like his son dying, but those struggles created Shakespeare's plays and they made the characters seem alive and have actual struggles and hardships