RENAISSANCE


Coming out of the dark ages was a bright and hopeful time. A lot of

people were bored and searching for all sorts of things, one of them being

entertainment. Entertainment played a major role in renaissance times. People

were inspired and experimented with entertainment. How did entertainment

in the renaissance times influence people? and what were the different types of

entertainment?


Theater became a great and popular way of entertainment in the

Sixteenth century. It was approximated by Sarah Howarth, that about 15,000

people packed the theater in London, a week.(21) All the different countries

were catching the trend of building theaters including England and Spain,

after Paliado opened(a theater in London) on March 3rd, 1585.(Sarah

Howarth, 19). The Globe theater in London attracted the most audiences,

stated Sarah Howarth(19-20). During the Elizabethan times it became almost

routine for each successive Lord Mayor to appeal if a theatrical performance

was in the city(John Brown, 173).


The theater was responsible for the inspiration of many authors. The

expression it showed was experimental(Sarah Howarth, 21). A lot of famous

people were involved in all the process of theater, such as Palidio, William

Shakespeare, and Lope de Vega(Sarah Howarth, 19-21, John Brown

173-219). William Shakespeare was an excellent author, he experimented

with all the rules of theater by combining tradegy and comedy(Sarah

Howarth, 21). Shakespeare was associated with two obsessions Change and

changeability and playing the world on stage(John Brown, 173).


The theaters themselves were a beautiful sight. The stage was set on

one side of the circular building. The other three sides had seats. There was

also a tower called the “tiring room” where the actors could go and change or

rest. There was a flag on top of the tower, when it raised the stage was set.

Rich or poor all people could afford to see this history in the making(Sarah

Howarth, 21).


Falconry or Hawking is the sport of hunting with hawks. Believed to

have been originated in central Asia. around 2000 BC. It was introduced

by the mounted horsemen who led invasion forces during the decline of the

Roman empire. Hawking was popular among European nobility between the

10th and the 17th century. But its popularity began to decline with the later

introduction of guns. Interest in the sport revived after World War

1, particularly in Great Britain and Europe. An organization for falconing

established in the United States in 1942, was succeeded by the North

American Hawking association.


The style of hunting varies from country to country, depending

somewhat on the kind of hawk available to the hunter. Short-winged hawks

such as the goshawk and coopers hawk, hunt ground level prey from a high

perch. Long-winged hawks such as the perigee, gyrfalcon and mesh hunt

from the air and take flying prey. Short-winged hawks are trained to return to

the falconer’s glove, but long-winged birds are trained to a mock bird

swinging on a cord.


So how did entertainment influence people in the Renaissance times? and

what were the different types of entertainment? Well we’ve concluded that

Theater inspired a lot of authors that are famous today. Entertainment also

gave people hope for the future. The different types of entertainment are

theater and hunting and hawking and also Sports and games