Essay on Elizabeth I Of England

Modern audiences probably find it difficult to accept Shylock

‘The Merchant of Venice’ is a play written by William Shakespeare in around 1596. Due to the prejudices of its target Elizabethan audience, it was intended to be a comedy and by using comic devices such as: disguises, comic characters, a happy ending and tricks, as well as using the discriminatory stereotypical Jewish character in […]

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What Enobarbus calls Cleopatra’s infinite variety

In Act 2 Scene 2 of the play Enobarbus refers to Cleopatra as having an “infinite variety”, this is conceivably in reference to her ever changing personality and her rapidly shifting moods. Throughout the play a wide range of moods are displayed by Shakespeare through her character, from a loving and caring woman, to an […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dreamexample

A Midsummer Nights dream is a play written in the late fifteenth century by Shakespeare for a nobleman’s wedding. However this was not just any wedding it was one, which Queen Elizabeth the first would be attending. Consequently we could say that the play was `tailor written,’ for its purpose; It is nothing solemn nor […]

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