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  • William Shakespeare
    All three lived during roughly the same period in Britain, although Shakespeare was born more than two decades after the birth of the two queens and survived into the rule of James I. All were...

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    Shakespeare’s works are timeless. After four hundred years, people still read, study, and perform his plays and poetry. Almost anyone can quote from several of his works. The reason that...

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare's Sonnet LX is about Time as a destructive force. This destructiveness of Time is the threat to anything that is temporal. But the speaker contends that the sonnet, composed of...

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  • William Shakespeare
    First, we need to think about the relationship between the notion of protagonist and "hero" or "heroine." The notion of a hero belongs to oral tradition and orally derived works, and is normally a...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Both, actually, but a playwright for a living. He played a few roles for his theatre group, Lord Chamberlain’s Men, including (possibly) the ghost in Hamlet. But his canon of plays, especially...

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    The first piece of evidence that you should cite in favor of the claim that Shakespeare was an outstanding writer is his critical reception. He has become one of the standard authors read by all...

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  • William Shakespeare
    The first point one should make is that there is absolutely no way to prove this claim. There have been many great and influential writers across a wide range of periods and cultures, and there is...

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  • Reference
    William Shakespeare is famous for mainly four reasons. First, he was a famous “entertainer” is his lifetime, providing dozens of dramatic productions, both financially rewarding and...

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  • William Shakespeare
    When plays took place at the Elizabethan theatre, those people who stood near the stage in the central inner area were called the groundlings. The groundlings were all those people in attendance...

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  • William Shakespeare
    The black flag indicated a dark subject matter. Tragedy is a genre that usually involves serious themes and high drama. In Shakespeare's day, different flags flown over the Globe Theatre...

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  • William Shakespeare
    When we look for figures of speech, we're looking for words and phrases that are not meant to be taken literally, so we're specifically looking to identify these devices: figurative comparisons...

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  • Macbeth
    According to renowned Shakespearean critic Harold Bloom, Macbeth is most deeply influenced by his imagination, as he terms the play "a tragedy of the imagination." Because of its numerous murders,...

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare included clever phrases in many of his plays. Some of those phrases are still commonly used in the English language today. Below you will find a few of them. - "Break the ice."...

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    Shakespeare wrote during the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, under Queen Elizabeth and King James. His plays depict a broad range of masculine expressions throughout many eras. His young men tend to...

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    Here’s a simple Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the Petrarchan (Italian) sonnet and the Shakespearean (English) sonnet. Let’s break down the diagram to look into these similarities and...

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    It's interesting how this speech from the play As You Like It has captured people's imaginations so much that it sort of detached itself from the play and became a poem in its own right. We know...

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare was born on an undetermined date in April of 1564 and lived until April 23, 1616 (which several scholars believe was also the day of his birth). The only primary source records...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare's wife's name was Anne Hathaway. Shakespeare was 18 when he married her. She was 26 and pregnant. They had three children, the oldest named Susanna, followed by twins Hamnet and Judith....

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  • William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare's sonnet 61 and sonnet 138 both offer interesting glimpses into the complicated nature of romantic relationships. Both pieces have similarities and differences, and so it helps to...

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  • Hamlet
    Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet are two of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays. Both have gripping plots, poetic language, and memorable characters. Romeo and Juliet is the famous tale of “A pair of...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 is about the definition of true love. While it is not as inventive as some of his other sonnets, the images and metaphors it contains effectively establish the idea that...

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  • Romeo and Juliet
    Shakespeare is one of the most prolific writers in known history. His plays and sonnets are internationally revered. They have also had significant impact on modern society. There are too many ways...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare can be rewarding to people of any age. His language is sometimes very difficult, but his stories range from gripping and shocking to hilarious and moving. Something that is much debated...

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  • Henry IV, Part I
    This phrase is from Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1. Henry IV, Part 1 is part of a series of history plays tracing the career of Prince Henry, also known as Prince Hal, who would eventually become...

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  • William Shakespeare
    In Julius Caesar, Antony's funeral speech is more powerful than Brutus' speech because Antony honors Caesar and makes his murder seem unjust, which is juxtaposed with Brutus' attempt to justify the...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Deconstruction is a literary approach which looks very closely at the language and logic of texts by breaking them down into smaller parts. Like a building is "constructed," texts like novels,...

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  • William Shakespeare
    This question likely has an infinite number of answers, as Shakespeare's plays propose a variety of different interpretations of the world. Some plays (the comedies) are more uplifting, while...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Many Shakesperean scholars have studied whether or not (and where) the real life of William Shakespeare affected his work. We must assume that some of his writing on love and grief were reflections...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Aside from the pure enjoyment (or, perhaps from some students' perspective, torment) that Shakespeare's plays provide us today, they have lingering cultural significance. Perhaps the most important...

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  • Macbeth
    John Milton was a prolific English poet who lived between 1608 and 1674. One of his more famous quotes is "calm of mind, all passion spent." The quote is from "Samson Agonistes" and is the final...

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  • William Shakespeare
    There are some existing theories that William Shakespeare did not write some of the plays and sonnets that have historically been attributed to him. Most of these are not generally accepted by...

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  • William Shakespeare
    I assume that you are asking this question in reference to a Shakespearean play such as Romeo and Juliet. In Shakespeare's time, acting was considered a low profession, not far above prostitution....

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  • William Shakespeare
    It is difficult to argue against this Harold Bloom quote as, along with staple stage performances, there are multiple movie versions of Shakespeare's plays available. Shakespeare continues to be a...

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  • William Shakespeare
    The existence of the "tragicomedy" genre is frequently debated among scholars and critics, as Shakespeare did not necessarily place his plays in specific genres or categories. However, there are...

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare is famous for his plays and his sonnets. He probably wrote 38 plays during the course of his life (his authorship of some are disputed) and 154 sonnets. Several of his plays...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Political events had a profound impact on Shakespeare's plays in ways large and small. Shakespeare was inspired by both the politics of his time and the politics of previous eras of English history...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Well, as you probably guessed, Shakespeare's sonnets are composed largely on the theme of love. Many of Shakespeare's sonnets were said to be dedicated to a "young man," others to a "dark lady."...

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare is widely acknowledged as the most important figure in English literature. Although some people consider him the "best" author in the English language, that point of view is...

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  • William Shakespeare
    The "language" of the stage is a complex of communications that vary through time -- for example, the "fourth wall" idea of pre-modern times. In Shakespeare's time, playwrights counted on "the...

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  • William Shakespeare
    The first casket is gold and reads, “Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire.” The Prince of Morocco chooses the gold box. Inside he finds “A carrion Death, within whose empty eye /...

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  • William Shakespeare
    The details provided about the speaker's mistress in "Sonnet 130" are made known more by what the speaker says she isn't than what she is. In fact, the whole sonnet is a sort of knowing wink at the...

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  • William Shakespeare
    A Shakespearean sonnet has a specific form. It contains three quatrains (4 line stanzas) and a rhyming couplet, and a rhyme scheme of ABAB/CDCD/EFEF/GG. In the case of the example you have...

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564. Traditionally his birth date is set at April 23, 1564. His parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. William was the oldest...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare is still relevant for a modern audience because the topics he discussed are just as puzzling then as they are now. The topics that Shakespeare addressed in his dramas were universal....

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  • William Shakespeare
    The phrase "Shakespeare's World" refers to the world as Shakespeare would have experienced it. This includes a variety of social, cultural, political, and economic factors. If one is asked to...

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  • William Shakespeare
    The Rose and the Curtain were two real theaters in Elizabethan London, but it's important to remember that "Shakespeare In Love" is a wonderfully clever mix of real people and places and utter...

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  • William Shakespeare
    The women of Shakespeare In Love must navigate the difficult position of being, as the queen puts it, “a woman in a man’s world." Viola, as a young woman born into wealth but not aristocracy,...

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  • William Shakespeare
    It’s very dangerous to attempt to look for details of Shakespeare’s biography in his plays. We just don’t know enough about him to be sure. What we can do is look at what else was going on in...

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  • William Shakespeare
    There are many websites dedicated to tracking Shakesperian phrases that are commonly used. After going through a few sites here are a few that stuck out to me. I’ll also include some links at the...

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  • William Shakespeare
    Of Shakespeare's 154 known sonnets, the first 126 are addressed to a young man. Sonnet 20 is complex in that it is very clearly a love poem, yet there is an acceptance that it is a love that will...

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