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Fashion at the Palace

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In celebration of the birthdate of our queen, Elizabeth, Mr William Shakespeare visited the royal palace to present his play. At the showing of Romeo and Juliet, Queen Elizabeth was dressed to the finest. Sporting a simple gown in crimson red made out of lavish satin and velvet, only used by the highest in royalty.

She was wearing one of her eighty fine wigs that was created in an Up-do and dashed with jewels. Her skin was snow white and her cheeks and lips matched the red in her dress, as this is said to be the most beautiful thing to do with your makeup. Her dress was designed by her personal seamstress. It came complete with a ruff, attachable sleeves, a cloak, a hat, and shoes all bedazzled with jewels and also in the crimson red. As rumored, her seamstress also created all new undergarments for the Queen solely for this occasion, including a new hooped skirt, new stockings, a new shift, and a new corset which made the queen look very thin and slender.

While the queen was enjoying the play her servant, Constance, was moving extra swiftly tending to the queen and her guests. Constance was wearing a pale red and cream dress made of wool, used by most lower class citizens. Her attire was also made by Queen Elizabeth's seamstress, a blessing for someone of her rank. These days, servants and slaves, like Constance, have to buy secondhand clothing that is infested with diseases such as the plague. Constance's outfit was made to match the queens and to make her look presentable to all the places guests. The play went off without an error and the queen enjoyed fun filled and fashionable birthday.
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Mary of Scots executed for treason on the headsman's block

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Queen Elizabeth has put Queen Mary of Scots to death at headsman's block. She was convicted for conspiracy and plotting against the Queen. Mary and her followers were planning to assassinate Elizabeth and ascend to the throne in order to restore Catholic. Queen Elizabeth has taken very obvious steps to segregate Catholics and their beliefs. She has put almost two hundred Catholics to death and imposed a fine on anyone who still practices the religion.

Something strange about these plots is that they are actually supported by the Pope! He has claimed that Elizabeth is no longer the "rightful Queen" and that she should be replaced by Mary. Others in Mary's group have not been identified which leaves many concerns for the Queen. Until they are found an assassination is still possible and the Queen is in danger.
Any suspicious activities involving Catholics must be reported to the guards immediately.
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Edmunds Barber

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Visit Edmunds Barber for a fresh new hairdo. We can make your hair styles many miles ahead of anyone else's. Equipped with the newest hair pieces and wigs in all different colors and styles, we can make you that modern and beautiful person you strive to be. Give us a visit!

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Uncle Ben's

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If your looking for good goods, then this is the place for you! Come on down to Uncle Ben's General Store today!
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Mo's Tavern

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Dont forget to check out Mo's Tavern where Byrd will be performing on Tuesday the 3rd. 14 Main street, London.

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Play of the Week

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Come one, come all! To one of Shakespeare's extravagant plays. Come and see Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre, Friday night at sunset! Come see the play filled with romance and suspense. Im sure everyone has heard of Shakespeare, but for those who have not, Shakespeare is a master of words. He has completely changed literature as we know it!

Some of his other plays are Hamlet and The Tempest. Not only is he capable of writing amazing plays, but he is also a master of poetry and the sonnet.
I can safely say that Shakespeare is the most significant figure in literature in all of the lands! With this being said, i greatly encourage you to come and see Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Friday night at sunset!
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Play Writing to Our Liking

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Play writing to our liking

"Truly to speak, and with no addition, We go to gain a little patch of ground That hath in it no profit but the name." The up and coming well-liked play writer Shakespeare has just finished writing Hamlet. People eagerly wait to see another brilliant play of his. He has been popular ever since his first play, Henry VI Part II, was performed. This play writer focuses on what his viewers like and has many effective techniques.

A few years ago, about 1591, really started Shakespeare's famosity. People always fill the Globe Theatre to watch his plays. Shakespeare is a very prolific writer who writes only to the liking of us. Currently, Elizabethan people are concerned with humours, like the character Hamlet in Shakespeare's newest play. The character is portrayed as being too melancholic, which amuses and brings joy to the audience. But, a difference in genre doesn't stop the audience from applauding at the end of every performance. Shakespeare wrote tragedies earlier before like Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet that consistently leave people speechless.

Shakespeare's use of ancient Celtic and Greek mythological figures show in a number of his works. Puck, Oberon, Theseus, and Hermione are examples of this method. You see these characters in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. He uses this technique in Romeo and Juliet with Queen Mab also. The audience has all found that those mythological figures define the characters he creates in his plays. It fits into all of Shakespeare's plays that he applied these mythological characters.

Shakespeare has surely caught the liking of people in this Elizabethan period through his astounding writing. He has continued to impress play after play. An applause goes to his magnificence in the play writing area. Shakespearean plays  have left a lasting impression, and are sure to continue to the future.
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Paparazzi Catch A Glimpse of William Byrd in the Act!

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This weekend reporters caught a rare glimpse of famed composer William Byrd in his element, as he was performing his masterpiece, Fantasia A 3 In C. Works of his such as this stand out from the crowd when it comes to composing because of his extensive experience in the musical theatre.

William Byrd, has spent most of his life growing up and working in a chapel. In the chapel, young William played the organ, learning to read and write music he became interested in composing music. While not playing the organ for the chapel, William Byrd wrote the Fantasias in his spare time. This experience in the chapel, some say, is what contributied and influenced most of his work. This influence, this churchy feel, is also what some say made Queen Elizabeth loves so much about his music.
In an interview with Byrd, he explained that he loves music and hopes to play music. To that, we say good luck Mr. Byrd.
Dont forget to check out Mo's Tavern where Byrd will be performing on Tuesday the 3rd. 14 Main street, London.
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Smiths Tailor Shop

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Please stop by Smith's tailor shop. Best hand sewn clothes in all of England! Mention this ad for a discount.
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