• The Characteristics Of Shakespeare's Comedies
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    The Characteristics of Shakespeare's Comedies Shakespeare wrote many different forms of literary works and one of them is comedy. At the end of his professional life he had written four famous comedies which were later called his 'romances'. Shakespeare's comedies were not primarily love stories but they all included a love plot. His romances all had the happy ending of a comedy, but in a way they hinted on violence (Prentice Hall Literature). His focus and emphasis was clearly towards the struc...
  • Techniques Used In Shakespearean Comedies
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    Shakespeare is known as one of the world's greatest playwrights. He has written tragedies, histories, and sonnets. But one of Shakespeare's greatest talents was writing comedies. He used many techniques when writing a comedy and some of these seem to be consistent through out his comedies. One of the first techniques that should be discussed is the subject matter of Shakespeare's comedies. Shakespeare always uses love and marriage as the content for his comedies. This can be seen in the comedie...
  • Shakespeare Period Tragedies Plays
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    Shakespeare, William (The Poetry) Shakespeare would be well known for his poetry alone. His first published works were the narratives Venus and Adonis (1593) and The Rape of Lucre ce (1594). The love poem The Phoenix and the Turtle appeared in 1601. But his major achievement is the Sonnets (1609, written in the 1590 s). In them Shakespeare exercises his talent for compressing meaning, fully realized in his later work. Addressed (numbers 1-126) to the unidentified W. H. and (numbers 127-152) to ...
  • Fawlty Towers Vs Commedia
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    The aim of this essay is to examine the drama elements used in "Faulty Towers" and to compare and contrast this British comedy with the Italian street theatre, Commedia Dell arte. "Faulty Towers" episode "Kipper and the Corpse" uses many of the same comical devices as Commedia. This drama is based in a hotel and focuses on the misfortunes of the owners and the staff as they try to run this business. There are four main characters in the 1970 s British comedy. These characters include Basil Fawl...
  • Measure For Measure Shakespeare Characters Plot
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    Measure for Measure, the last of Shakespeare's great comedies, is also the darkest of his comedies, and represents his transition to tragic plays. This play differs from Shakespeare's other comedies, and is in many ways more akin to tragedy than to comedy. In setting, plot, and character development Measure for Measure has a tragic tone, however, because none of the main characters actually loses his life, the play is a comedy. Almost all of Shakespeare's comedies have dual localities: the real ...
  • Disguise In Shakespearean Come
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    William Shakespeare was a jack of all trades. He could do it all - histories, tragedies, comedies, romances. While some people may say that Shakespeare's tragedies are the most popular, his comedies are as popular as the tragedies, if not more. However, comedies of Shakespeare's time are not what people of the twentieth century perceive to be "comedy." Some of the elements of Shakespearean comedy are similar to today's comedy, such as physical comedy. People of Shakespeare's time found the fall ...
  • Movies Make The Difference
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    The movie industry in America offers a wide variety of movies for audiences to view. American movies are popular around the world. Movies cover a wide range of topics and subject areas. Movies people seem to like fall into three different categories which include, but are not limited to action, drama, and comedy. Action movies have many fights or battles. Some battles are based on wars from the past. We Were Soldiers shows a battle during Vietnam War. People call this a military-theme action mo...
  • Appearance Vs Reality Twelfth Night
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    Appearance vs. Reality: Disguise and deception in Merchant Of Venice, Twelfth Night and Keeping Up Appearances A recurrent theme in Shakespeare s plays is the idea that things are not always what they seem. This is one of the major themes of literature, a serious theme even in comedies. Twelfth Night and Merchant Of Venice show good examples of this theme. In these plays we find many discrepancies between what seems to be and what is. This theme is used in all sorts of comedies to cause confusio...