What is Renaissance and what are its prominent features?

Discuss briefly the influence of the Renaissance in England and English literature. Answer: The Renaissance in English literature propelled poetry and theatrical drama to new heights. The Renaissance is a French word which means re-birth, revival or re-awakening. The Renaissance was both a revival of ancient classical mythology, literature and culture as well as a Read More

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Historical background and literary features of the Elizabethan age (1550-1630).

Answer: The background of the Elizabethan socio-political life includes two great movements—”The Reformation” and “the Renaissance” The Reformation movement began completed before the Renaissance. It began during the reign of Henry VIII, the father of Queen Elizabeth I and the king of England. His reign ended in 1647. In fact, the entire period was a Read More

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Write a note on origin and growth of English drama.

Answer:  Drama is a literary composition, which is performed by professional actors on stage (or theatre), before an audience. It involves conflicts, actions and a particular theme. Eye-catching make up, facial expressions and body language of the artists are prominent features. Origin of Drama: Western drama originated in Greece around 500 B.C. Ancient Greek drama Read More

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