SHAKESPEARE AND THE QUEEN

SHAKESPEARE AND THE QUEEN

SHAKESPEARE AND THE QUEEN


William Shakespeare’s plays were admired by Elizabeth and his theatral company, called “the Lord Chamberlain’s Men”, performed at court many times. They were very popular and everybody, including Queen Elizabeth the First, came to watch them.
There is also a tradition that “The Merry Wives of Windsor” was written by Shakespeare because of the Queen’s desire to see Falstaff in love.
Theories abound as to the true identity of William Shakespeare, but a new one suggested that he was the illegitimate son of the Virgin Queen.
There is a strange portrait of Queen Elizabeth featuring her with two boys: one of them holds a helm, symbol of poetry.L’opera di William Shakespeare piaceva ad Elizabeth e la sua compagnia teatrale, chiamata “gli uomini di Lord Chamberlain”, recitarono molte volte a corte. Erano molto popolari e molti, compresa la regina Elisabetta Prima, andarono a vederli.
Esiste anche una tradizione per la quale “le allegre comari di Windsor” fu scritta da  Shakespeare perché  la regina desiderava vedere Falstaff innamorato.
Sulla vera identità di William Shakespeare abbondano le teorie, ma una di queste insinua che sia il figlio illegittimo della regina vergine.
Esiste uno strano ritratto della regina raffigurata insieme a  due bambini: uno di loro porta un elmo, simbolo della poesia.