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  • Prospero Authors The Events On The Island
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    Prospero's epilogue at the conclusion of The Tempest provides interesting parallels to its author's life. Written near the end of his career, numerous scholars suggest that it is Shakespeare's written farewell. Just as Shakespeare sculpts a world from nothing, Prospero authors the events on the island. Prospero's monologue flows naturally with they story and provides a natural ending to the work. He describes the loss of his magical power at the beginning of his monologue when he says, My charms...
  • Contrast Portias Three Suitors
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    Compare and contrast Portias three suitors, examining their characters Shakespeare highlights three of Portias suitors, the Prince of Morocco, the Prince of Arragon and Bassanio. He does this to heighten dramatic tension, as these three men are the most important candidates to win Portias hand in marriage. They reveal the contents of the three caskets and their different characters as exposed as being proud, vain and humble. They also emphasise the racial prejudices of Venice a place where many ...
  • Shot In The Polanski Version
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    In this essay I shall be comparing two, media versions of 'Macbeth' one was made for a television audience, another for a cinema audience. The original version of the text was for the stage, and these two media could not have been dreamt of by Shakespeare. As Kenneth Branagh says "There are so many different ways to match images with words. This four hundred year old play, you could approach it as if it were a completely new script". This statement could explain why there are so many new adaptat...
  • True Understanding Of Shakespeare
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    After reading the chapter Shakespeare without all those Words, I have to agree with the arguments in it. Although I am no pro on Shakespeare or not even a repetitive reader of his works I tend to believe that what is said throughout the chapter to be true like many of the great masterpieces of our era. The meanings get lost over time and through manipulation. In today's society everyone wants the gratification of something without putting the effort in to achieve it. The inexperienced reader Sha...
  • 20 Lines Shakespeare
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    The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent-if not the best-example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seamlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical power, so his 'charms are o'er thrown, and what strength [Prospero] have's ...
  • Its 16th Century Audiences
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    Desdemona, on the other hand, is only heard talking naturally with other people. Yet, she too is developed through both the content and form of her speech. For example, Desdemona's conversations with Emilia, particularly at the end of the play (IV, ), reveal aspects of her character as well as Emilia's character. Have students look at these and discuss what they reveal about each of the characters.] When it was enacted upon the stage, Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus was most probably received by ...
  • Audience His First Play
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    William Shakespeare 1564 to 1616 Family and Education -born in Stratford-on-Avon-his father was a prominent citizen or 'gentleman'-Shakespeare read everything available in print-he read the classics, French and Italian plays, legends, folk plays, mythology, historical chronicles, and the Bible-Gutenberg printing press had been invented 100 years earlier-married Ann Hathaway and had three children - Susanna, and the twins Hamlet and Judith-Shakespeare died in 1616 of Brights' disease-in Shakespea...
  • Three Plays Shakespeare
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    Shakespeares tragedies were extremely popular in Elizabethan times and today. A tragedy is described as a sad, serious story or play, usually ending with the death of the hero. A disastrous, fatal or dreadful event. By comparing the three plays, Macbeth, Hamlet and Othello it is possible to see how he has used techniques appropriate to tragedy and how he applied them to his plays. The opening of the play is significant because it sets the scene and the preceding atmosphere. When looking at the s...
  • Parallel Themes Of Speilburg And Shakespeare
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    Good afternoon audience and adjudicator Todays topic: That Speilburg is the Shakespeare of modern times. Now, the negative team will attempt to undermine Speilburgs talents, his gifts. They will try and persuade you that Speilburg is merely another Hollywood director, not even closely capable of the grand achievements that William Shakespeare accomplished in his lifetime. But we the affirmative will prove otherwise. Steven Speilburg does infact fit the mould for the Shakespeare of modern times. ...
  • Othello The Devil In The Night
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    Devils, witchcraft, feminine and racial subordination and a fear of disorder, these were the main issues people were subject to during Shakespeare's time and this is reflected in his play "Othello". Though a lot has changed after five hundred years that has affected the way people respond to his dominant reading such as the feminist movement and the drive for coloured people's rites in America. Act 1 begins with Iago and Roderigo plotting in the dark and doing so very sneakily. "I follow him to ...
  • Important In Bolingbroke's Speech
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    It has been agreed upon by many scholarly sources that Richard II is one of Shakespeare's plays containing the most rhetoric. As discussed in class, rhetoric is "the art of using words to persuade" (handout). Since there are so many angles to Richard II, and so many people trying to persuade different things, rhetoric is present quite often. The rhetoric in Richard II is every effective in making the play's meaning as effective as it is. Looking closely at Bolingbroke's monologue in Act, i, 1-30...
  • Shakespeare Happy Tv
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    "Shakespeare Happy TV". Appealing to a dual audience: SS Those people who know Shakespeare and will be curious to see what is being done with it SS Those who don't know Shakespeare, but who enjoy post pub entertainment. Respectability - It's combining one of the lowest aspects of popular culture, candid camera, and mixing it with the highest of high culture, thereby giving it respectability. It can be argued to be educational and giving Henry V a news lease of life... Didacticism - there is a te...
  • Conflict Between Glendower And Hotspur
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    There are several important issues brought forth in Act, Scene I, which Shakespeare must have felt significant enough to include in his historical play. First of all, the relationship between Hotspur and Glendower must be established. Although their first discussion begins with mutual respect and politeness, (Sit, cousin Percy; good cousin Hotspur.) it quickly turns to quarreling over nearly every issue they discuss. Whether it is Glendower's belief that his birth had some mystical portent, (Gle...

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