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1

What did renaissance humanism believe?

Self administration
Humans are capable of deciding their own fate

2

When was Hamlet written?
When was it published?

Written - 1601
Published - 1602

3

What was the main religion in England at the time Hamlet was written?

Protestant

4

Why were people fearful for England's future at the time Hamlet was written?

King James I was son of Mary Queen of Scots - who unsuccessfully tried to usurp the throne which led to her death in the Tower of London

5

What are the names which were used to praise queen Elizabeth?

The virgin queen
Gloriana

6

What led to the revival of revenge tragedy?

Senica's revenge tragedy which mocked the brutality of Roman Emperor Nero were found and translated into English

7

Name two features of tragedy

Death
Comedy

8

What relevant text does Aristotle write?

Poetics

9

What is zeugma?

Describing something without naming it