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  Jacobean Drama | Drama of the Time of James I of England | Acting of the Jacobean Period in English History | ...
The foremost poets of the Jacobean era, Ben Jonson and John Donne, are regarded as the originators of two diverse poetic traditions—the Cavalier and the metaphysical (see Cavalier poets and metaphysical poets).
Among the leading prose writers of the Jacobean period were the translators who produced the classic King James Version of the Bible (1611) and the divines Lancelot Andrewes, Jeremy Taylor, and John Donne.
The Jacobean era's most fiery and eloquent author of political tracts (many in defense of Cromwell's government, of which he was a member) was also one of the greatest of all English poets, John Milton.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Jacobean period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Jacobean era's most fiery and eloquent author of political tracts (many in defense of Cromwell's government, of which he was a member) was also one of the greatest of all English poets, John Milton.
The Jacobean, or Jacobethan, era was another phase of English Renaissance architecture, theatre, and decoration and formed a continuation, begun in the Elizabethan age, of the the Renaissance's penetration into England.
The early Jacobean furniture period, which inspired much of the early American furniture of the pilgrims (in America Jacobean style furniture is often called Pilgrim furniture), was similar to Elizabethan furniture in that it was still largely made of oak, and of a solid, sturdy construction.
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 English literature - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about English literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
During this period, in which poetry was especially popular, the lyric poem and the ballad form were particularly common.
Revenge tragedy of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods was highly popular, and mirrored the rising social and political tensions of the time.
Whilst the drama of the period was at first mostly popular melodrama, later the plays of the Irish dramatists George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde, although often comic on the surface, addressed serious themes of the period.
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 Jacobean
Jacobean refers to a period in English history that pertains to the reign of James I (1603 — 25).
The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan age and specifically denotes a style of architecture, visual arts and literature that is predominant of that period.
In literature, some of Shakespeare's most powerful plays are written in that period, as well as those by John Webster and Ben Jonson.
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 Jacobean Furniture, Jacobean Era Furniture Style
The Jacobean, or Jacobethan, era was another phase of English Renaissance architecture, theatre, and decoration and formed a continuation, begun in the Elizabethan age, of the the Renaissance's penetration into England.
The early Jacobean furniture period, which inspired much of the early American furniture of the pilgrims (in America Jacobean style furniture is often called Pilgrim furniture), was similar to Elizabethan furniture in that it was still largely made of oak, and of a solid, sturdy construction.
A highlight of the period were Jacobean chairs in particular the Farthingale, and also the development of its mule chests and long tables.
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 The Jacobean Syndrome
This, too, was anticipated among Jacobean writers and audiences: "[They] preferred to experience a succession of striking situations and to carry away a number of such separate images, rather than the memory of a unified and integrated artistic experience," says Una Mary Ellis Fermor in The Jacobean Drama (1965).
Certainly the metaphysics that might underlie a play were not of great importance for a Jacobean audience, who relished and applauded the blood, gore, conspiracies, and violence for their own sake, much as an undemanding audience takes pleasure today in the films of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The twentieth- and twenty-first-century syndrome of Jacobean social pathology and gore in the arts is peculiar in that it offers a sort of hieratic justification for the deliberate nastiness it portrays.
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 Jacobean furniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This is a remarkable specimen of early Jacobean furniture, and is the only one of the shape and kind known to the writer; it is in excellent preservation, save that the top is split, and it shews signs of having been made with considerable skill and care.
Period: James I. In the same gallery also are three sofas or settees upholstered with crimson velvet, and one of these has an accommodating rack, by which either end can be lowered at will, to make a more convenient lounge.
Another table of this period was the "folding table," which was made with twelve, sixteen, or with twenty legs, as shewn in the illustration of this example, and which, as its name implies, would shut up into about one third its extended size.
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 Jacobean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jacobean usually refers to the various aspects of the period of English history that coincides with the reign of James I (1603–1625):
It is also used to refer to other things relating to the name James, notably the biblical Epistle of James.
Jacobean derives from the New Latin Jacobaeus, cognate with James and Jacob.
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 Bloomsbury.com - Research centre
Used to indicate the period of James I (1603-25) and applied especially to the literature and style of architecture of his reign.
The Caroline period is associated with such figures as Philip Massinger, John Ford, and James Shirley.
The Jacobean period was the first that was really rich in prose, with writers like Francis Bacon, John Donne and Lancelot Andrewes.
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 AcademicDB - 'The achievement of the drama of the Jacobean period was to muster the support a mass audience will give ...
AcademicDB - 'The achievement of the drama of the Jacobean period was to muster the support a mass audience will give to clever or heroic individuals who set themselves against a network of contrivance or corruption'.
Home: English Literature: Plays: 'The achievement of the drama of the Jacobean period was to muster the support a mass audience will give to clever or heroic individuals who set themselves against a network of contrivance or corruption'.
The drama of the early Jacobean period saw a switch between a satirical 'city comedy' genre, and works cast more in the tragi-comic mould.
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 Jacobean Period
As the Jacobean carvings were not descended or evolved from these Gothic models they were entirely distinct from the pointed style with its endless combinations of the significant trefoil and quatrefoil.
To begin with, the Jacobean furniture-maker started with a wide flat surface for his carving, and as much as possible retained this level, cutting and gouging not too deeply, and rarely rounding his surfaces as in Elizabethan work.
Before leaving the wonderful richness of Jacobean carvings and old fl oak, consider for a moment the gate-legged table, for a specimen is occasionally to be found, to delight the eye and to accommodate the hand.
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 Jacobean Drama
It was not until the middle of the century that the rural economy fully recovered and entered a period of sustained growth.
Jacobus is the Latin form of the name James; the Jacobean Age, therefore, refers to the reign of James I of England (James VI of Scotland), from 1603 to 1625.
Historically, the term 'Elizabethan' refers to the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) and 'Jacobean' to the reign of her successor, James I (163-25).
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 Jacobean Style Antique Furniture-Print
Jacobean is a term used to cover all English style furniture from the reign of King James I to King James II.
Early English Jacobean furniture was widely copied by the colonial Americans, although the furniture was more primitive, due to the fact that there were fewer skilled furniture makers living in America at the time.
The late Jacobean Period is that of the Carol...
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 Jacobean Antique Furniture at Medieval   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Jacobean period is his favourite because the pieces feature exquisite carving.
Jacobean: Roughly spanning James I (1602-25) & Charles I (1625-49) reigns.
Jacobean covered the reigns of James I and Charles I. Antique Furniture Restoration by Artisan Woodworkers
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 English Furniture Style Guide
There was little sense of creating period decoration in the idealistic way of the revivalists at the end of the 18th century.
This period saw the introduction of more exotic imported timbers, rosewood was in common use until the middle of the century, often inlaid with brass.
It is easy to be confused by the Victorian period as styles were not superseded by another 'new' fashion as in the past.
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Jacobean is a term used to cover all English style furniture from the reign of King James I to King James II.
Jacobean Style Antique Furniture by Sharon Stajda - Jacobean is a term used to cover all English style furniture from the reign of King James I to King James II.
The late Jacobean Period is that of the Carol...
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 Elizabethan-Jacobean Paper 2000
2.             'Much of the literature of the Elizabethan-Jacobean period is characterized by the interplay between an ennobling vision of man's infinite possibilities and a sharply pragmatic awareness of the realities of human nature and behaviour.'  Discuss ONE text in which this interplay is discernible.
5.             'Later Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, whether comedy or tragedy, put on stage a cast of manipulators and victims moving in an atmosphere of corruption and sexual depravity.'  Discuss ONE play in which these characteristics can be found.
9.             'Some of the most interesting critical writing of the period is the work of the creative artists exploring the implications of their own practice.'  Discuss ONE work of which this is true.
www.english.bham.ac.uk /staff/tom/examsinfo/mockex02/b2paper.htm   (462 words)

  
 Renaissance Forum: Volume 3, Number 2, 1998: Stephen O'Neill
Perry holds this to be true of the Jacobean period, observing that it is a 'critical commonplace to note marked differences between the cultural artifacts surrounding Queen Elizabeth and those produced under her successor'.
In place of Goldberg's vision of the Jacobean period as a homogenous cultural system dominated by an absolutist James, Perry notes how contradictory versions of the king coexisted with more flattering views as hi image was constructed, contested and circulated.
In Perry's interpretation of Jacobean culture, however, there is no place for such subjects because, as he maintains, they are ultimately 'a parody of the kind of impossibly docile subject posited by the absolutist rhetoric of supervision' (223).
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 JADIS SHADOWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Jacobean theatre developed around the beginning of the 17th Century.
It was a period when the writers of drama looked toward Italy for much of their inspiration.
Jacobean theatre sees playwrights moving away from earlier Elizabethan theatre and developing a more intense dramatic style.
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 Jacobean Article, Jacobean Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Jacobean refers to a period in English history that pertains to the reign of JamesI (1603 –; 25).
The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan age andspecifically denotes a style of architecture, visual arts and literature that is predominant of thatperiod.
In literature, some of Shakespeare 's most powerful plays are written inthat period, as well as those by John Webster and Ben Jonson.
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 Furniture Styles throughout the ages Furniture - Creative Space by David Ferguson
England’s Tudor period was a time of political stability, international trade and prosperity, a building boom of multistory individual manors and townhouses.
Jacobean is an English style of furniture that appears almost medieval.
Most seating pieces of wood, cane, rush or woven cloth and woods used during the Jacobean period were fl walnut and oak.
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 Periods of Literary History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This is a chaotic period of warrior-princes, wandering sea-traders, and fierce pirates.
This is the sophisticated period of the polis, or individual City-State, and early democracy.
The period is marked by the rise of Deism, intellectual backlash against earlier Puritanism, and America's revolution against England.
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 Jacobean Antique Furniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Jacobean era is named afer King James I who ruled Antique Jacobean Furniture.
Antique Jacobean Oak Furniture An English style of furniture that is medieval in appearance.
Jacobean covered the reigns of James I and Charles I. Antique Furniture information, collecting news and trade information on antiques, collectibles, auctions Jacobean: Roughly spanning James I (1602-25) & Charles I (1625-49) reigns.
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 Encyclopedia Titanica Message Board: Hampton Court Palace and the Grand Staircase
Most of the ships’ period décor was a modification of the original — for instance the white-painted Jacobean paneling in the dining room was not at all an authentic 16th century treatment but a nod rather to the popularity of the French neoclassical mode of the late 18th century.
I have several photos showing Jacobean details, including columns and banisters with relief work and ceilings with domed effects (such as was replicated in the atrium roof of the stairs on Titanic/Olympic), etc. I will post these, when I can, to illustrate the extreme similarities to the motifs seen in Daniel’s pictures.
It has strong characteristics of the Jacobean style, and as such is probably the late phase of this period.
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 Suomalainen.com
For Jacobean society, witchcraft was a potent and very real force, an area of sharp controversy in which King James I himself participated and a phenomenon that attracted many dramatists and writers.
The three plays in this volume reflect the variety of belief in witches and practice of witchcraft in the Jacobean period.
Jacobean understanding of witchcraft is illuminated by the close study of these contrasting texts in relation to each other, and to other contemporary works: "The Masque of Queenes", "Dr Faustus", "Macbeth, and "The Tempest".
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 Jacobean Style Antique Furniture -- iSnare.com Articles
Jacobean is a term used to cover all English style furniture from the reign of King James I to King James II.
Early English Jacobean furniture was widely copied by the colonial Americans, although the furniture was more primitive, due to the fact that there were fewer skilled furniture makers living in America at the time.
Jacobean furniture was very sturdy, massive in size, notoriously uncomfortable, and made to last.
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