Wiki Elizabethan English

Wiki Elizabethan English

Elizabethan English

Elizabethan English

The last years of the fifteenth century mark the end of the Middle English period and the beginning of what is called the early Modern English period. The development of the language during the sixteenth century seems at first both paradoxical and chaotic. On the one hand, there was a movement to make the language more uniform; on the other hand, it continued to be, in both its spoken and written forms, more plastic than it is now, and it was commonly moulded to suit the requirements of individual expression.http://www.humanitiesweb.org/spa/lai/ID/1262
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This era saw various authors and playwrights such as William Shapespeare, Francis Beaumont, Thomas Dekker, John Webster...