Hamlet

Hamlet by William Shakespeare is about a Danish Pr

ince’s quest for revenge forthe murder of his father. Hamlet, the Prince, is told by his father’s ghost that he was killed by Claudius, the current King and the dead King’s brother. This infuriates Hamlet and there begins his quest for justice. Hamlet masks his knowledge of the murder under a cloud of lunacy. In […]

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Shakespeare also spelled SHAKSPERE, byname BARD OF

AVON, or SWAN OF AVONEnglish poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time. Shakespeare occupies a position unique in world literature. Other poets, such as Homer and Dante, and novelists, such as Leo Tolstoy and Charles Dickens, have transcended national barriers; […]

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Shakespeare Finds Love On A Midsummer Night

The forest outside Athens is filled with changelings, magic, and ancient myth: in other words, the stage is set. The night is silent and still as four mortals alternately hate and love, monarchs of the faerie world clash wills, and the mischief of one irrepressible woodland sprite weaves a spell over all. The breath of […]

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William Shakespeare’S Tragedies

William Shakespeare`S TragediesShakespeare is not our poet but the worlds, stated by W. S. Landor in 1846 (Lamb 340). William Shakespeare has given the world a whole new perspective on poetry. Usually the pieces he has written are either hated or loved. He has written comedies, romances, and tragedies. All of his pieces have been […]

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Shakespeare – Comedy

Shakespeare wrote many plays during his lifetime. Some of his plays have similar comedic characteristics and then other plays are the exact opposite of comedy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, romance, history, comedy and problem plays all with great success. During the performance of these plays there was no scenery so great time was taken when developing […]

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How does Shakespeare’s Richard II put politics on

stage?OnLiterature in History 2: Richard II Due14/05/99 Richard II is a play of sensibility, which is unique in Elizabethan literature for two reasons; firstly it looked to the 14th century for inspiration and secondly it emphasised the importance of emotions.This switch in narrative focus makes Richard II a play, which is concerned with the exploration […]

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Shakespeare’s World

Shakespeare’s World Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, “The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare’s mind was it’s generic quality, its power of […]

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Shakespeare’s Life

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. He was baptized on April 24, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He was the third of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. John was a well-known merchant and Mary was the daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the gentry. Shakespeare was educated at the […]

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Shakespeare Influence

Let me tell you a story of two young lovers torn apart by the wrath of their parents… oh, you’ve heard this one already? How about the story of the evil villain plotting to overthrow his king? Heard that one too? Surprisingly enough, these stories came into creation over two hundred years ago. The wonder […]

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William Shakespeare

Around 1568, a group of actors visited Stratford and put on a play before the entire town, with permission from John Shakespeare, the mayor of the town. The people loved the play, especially the small children. All of them looked up to the actors, as they returned each year to perform different plays. They had […]

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William shakespeare

William Shakespeare The English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was the author of the most widely admired and influential body of literature by any individual in the history of Western civilization. His work includes 36 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative poems. Knowledge of Shakespeare is derived from two sources: his works and those remains […]

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What use of the supernatural does Shakespeare make

to determine the course of action in the playWhat use of the supernatural does Shakespeare make to determine the course of action in the play? To understand the involvement of the supernatural in Macbeth we must understand the circumstances in which the play was written in 1606 When Queen Elizabeth I was on her deathbed […]

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Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare’s Hamlet – Pol

onius’ Observations on Hamlet’s Madness Hamlet essaysPolonius’ Observations on Hamlet’s Madness The obedient Ophelia has followed her father’s injunctions and repelled Hamlets letters and denied him access to her. Polonius is certain that these rebuffs have driven Hamlet mad. His only action is to inform the king and queen, and to let them decide what […]

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Summary of “Tempest” by William Shakespeare

This is a summary of the play Tempest which was authored by William Shakespeare. The play is challenging the reader senses and self consciously. The play is about Prospero who has been living with his daughter Miranda for the past 12 years. The story is based on the journey with a ship from a royal […]

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Shakespeare vs

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian novel where the protagonist rebels against the government’s regime of war, surveillance, propaganda-style mind control, and lack of individual rights. The protagonist Winston Smith is involved in frequent periods of sleep and subsequent dreams. The art of nightmares and dreams as used in the book creates a dystopian vision which […]

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Shakespeare’s Othello

Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s most admired plays from the seventeenth century, 1601-1604. Othello is a heroic character of a competent and courageous soldier of advanced years serving in the Venetian Republic. Shakespeare’s literary work improves with his writing becoming more interesting and intriguing to the audience. This is through his enriched language and […]

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Shakespeare’s “King Lear” Interpretations

Rewriting and reinterpretations of literary works have become a widespread issue in recent productions of literary works. This has been considered as one of the leading novelistic genres in the current world. Reinterpretations of literary works through rewriting or retelling show the changing political, economic, and social aspects of the world, the interaction and interplay […]

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Shakespeare’s King Lear

Set during the regal court, the first scene of Shakespeare’s King Lear revolves ahead the denial of the old ruler’s youngest daughter, Cordelia, to pursue the suit of her sisters Goneril and Regan in acknowledging love for their father, and Lear’s furious pronouncement to renounce Cordelia. Nonetheless, Act I, scene i of Lear starts with […]

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Poetry analysis: William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser and John Donne

Poetry analysis: William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser and John Donne English poetry invokes unique feelings and emotions, shows beauty and mastery of English Renaissance poets. Among the greatest representatives of English poetry, William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser perform expressivity, musicality and power of language, whereas sarcastic and smart John Donne shocks society with sophisticated irony on […]

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Othello by Shakespeare

Desdemona is one of the characters in the play Othello directed by Shakespeare (1601-1604). She is a very beautiful lady who lets her father down after escaping with Othello. She decides to move with her husband to Cyprus after he was allocated there to serve in republic of Venice. During her stay in Cyprus, her […]

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Monarchy in Shakespeare’s King Lear and Richard

Introduction This short essay seeks to examine how the theme of the monarchy has been featured by two of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, King Lear and King Richard II. The essay begins by contextualizing the theme of monarchy from Shakespeare’s perspective before exploring how each of these plays projects that theme both individually and comparatively. […]

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Kingship in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and “King Lear”

Introduction It goes without saying that kings are among the most respected personalities in the world. According to King James I, “Kings are justly called gods for that they exercise a manner or resemblance of divine power on earth. For if you will consider the attributes to God, you will see how they agree in […]

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