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  • Structure Of Shakespeare 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...
  • Shakespeare's Comedies Of The First Period
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    William Shakespeare's Life By Paul Ble ier William Shakespeare was a supreme English poet and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all the dramatists. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held on April 23, and he was baptized on April 24, 1564. He was the third of eight children, and was the eldest son of John Shakespeare. He was probably educated in a local grammar ...
  • Use Of The Lower Class For Comedy
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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 comedies...
  • Precise Date Of Many Of Shakespeare's Plays
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    William Shakespeare is himself a man of mystery. Many facts myths exists about him, as if to say he had many chapters in his life. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking, and thus much supposition surrounds relatively few facts that are known. It is commonly accepted that he was born in 1564, and it is known that he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He is perhaps the best known English playwright and poet, recognized in much of the world as the greate...
  • Plot And Character Development Measure For Measure
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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 ...
  • Shakespeare Intertwine Comedy
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    Shakespeare, is quite possibly one of English literatures most esteemed and influential writers / playwrights, in history. His talent for composing classic scripture shines through his comedies, A Midsummer Nights Dream, in particular. In this play, Shakespeare incorporates many distinct types of comedy to accent his knack for creating heart-felt plays that have deeply touched millions. There are several different types of comedies in the book and each is well represented through complex charact...
  • Comedy Of The End Of The Play
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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 ...
  • Shakespeare's Comedy Of Errors
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    Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is a madcap romp of mistaking's and misadventures, wrapping together two Plaut ine comedies sauced with Scripture and Renaissance poetry. Yet the tangled web of estranged family that Shakespeare weaves holds significant differences from any of his originals, pointing to ideas about family and marriage that Shakespeare no doubt held, and was to develop further in later works. Plautus' Menaechmi yields a basic framework for Shakespeare's plot: two long-separated brot...
  • Influence Of Shakespeare On The Modern Playwright
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    Even after four centuries, the literary world remains to uphold Shakespeare as the greatest genius in British literature. While best known as a dramatist, Shakespeare was also a distinguished poet. Shakespeare's extraordinary gifts for complex poetic imagery, mixed metaphor, and intelligent puns, along with insight into human nature are the characteristics that created the legend he is today. The following essay will address how Shakespeare contributed to modern playwright, the point in time whe...
  • Shakespeare And His Works
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    William Shakespeare, surely the world's most performed and admired playwright, son of a merchant, was born in April, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, about 100 miles northwest of London. He married at the age of 18 and had three children. Outstanding all other dramatists, he is no doubt a supreme genius whom it is impossible to characterize briefly. Although people have been studying the man and his works for a long time, the man's life story remains elusive. Where did all his afflatus...
  • 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...
  • Appearance Vs Reality Twelfth Night and Merchant Of Venice
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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...

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