English Renaissance theatre, also known as early modern English theatre, or (commonly) as Elizabethan theatre, refers to the theatre of England between 1562 and 1642. This is the style of the plays of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson. It is considered to be the most brilliant period in the history of English theatre.

BG Gallus Student website discussing Queen Elizabeth I and aspects of life under her rule.

Britain Express Overview of Elizabethan life and theatres.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature Contents index of an excellent resource with many articles on all aspects of Elizabethan theatre and dramatists.

Dictionary of British History Useful biography of Queen Elizabeth I.

ElizabethI.Org Excellent website discussing all aspects of Queen Elizabeth I. Includes detailed biographies of her life and a useful chart of the rulers of England throughout the ages.

Elizabethan Costume Page Comprehensive directory of links and articles on everything you need to know about Elizabethan costume design and construction.

Elizabethan Era Excellent website with information on all aspects of Elizabethan life and theatre.

Luminarium Biography of James I.

Modern History Sourcebook Excellent primary source by William Harrison of many aspects of Elizabethan life, dated 1577.

Renaissance Excellent website detailing various aspects of Elizabethan life, with maps and illustrations.

Springfield Public School Excellent student website about life in Elizabethan England.

Trinity University Timeline of the Renaissance.

University of Cologne Useful website by University lecturer on Elizabethan theatre, performances and playhouses.

University of Reading Excellent website discussing London’s new Globe Theatre, with maps and illustrations.

University of Reading Excellent website discussing London’s original Globe Theatre, including maps and illustrations.

University of Victoria Interesting article examining society’s reaction to James I’s ascension to the throne.

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