Elizabethan entertainment (Did E. dance vary according to social class? ,…
Why was entertainment in the E. age?
Life was hard, mortality rate was high, life expectancy was low.
Did it only involve the court?
Court entyertainment was regulare (feasts)--->usually accompained by music and dancing.
Most popular past time..
Dancing---->exercise of body.
Did they played tennis?
Yes, they did.
Archery, colf and fencing.
Most popular team sports
Battledore, shuttlecock, gameball (violent football game); sports with violent animal, like bulls, dogs..
Was E. fond of dancing and music?
E. encouraged--->music, dancing, composers, musicians. E. was skilled musician of the lute and the virginal.
What led to the development of dancing?
Different music+new musical instruments=new type of dance
It played an important role in E. entertainment.
Did E. dance vary according to social class?
Court dance (galliard or pavane)=royalty, nobility and upper classes