William Shakespeare Questions and Answers
What are the differences and similarities between the Petrarchan and Shakespearean sonnets, in a Venn diagram?
What might be good questions to ask William Shakespeare? For English, a partner and I are supposed to act out an interview with Shakespeare. It needs to be at least 6 minutes long and we've only asked a few questions so far. When and why did you start writing? How was your childhood and growing up? Did any of your life experiences affect your work? Since we are setting the time period as right after "Twelfth Night", we asked about his most recent play. Then we asked for a sneak peek of his upcoming play "Hamlet". After that we can't think of anything else which there are facts for an answer. Help would really be appreciated!
Where is this Shakespeare quote from? "I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die Till the sun grows cold And the stars grow old."
In which play by Shakespeare can I find this quote, "When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew"?
Is this a quote from William Shakespeare? "For he today who sheds his blood with me, he is my brother."
Why is he famous? why is he so famous? other writers aren't nearly as famous as he is.. why did he get so famous and others didn't?
How would I create a thesis statement on "Why is William Shakespeare the most important figure in English literature?" and an outline of the essay that supports that thesis?
I'm writing a compare-and-contrast essay between King Lear and Julius Caesar, and I'm STUCK. so far im thinking of using the theme of betrayal and using Brutus and Cassius vs. Regan and Gonreil....so far these are my arguments 1) Quest for power or power struggle 2) Shakespeares conventional and unconventional methods of portraying the traitors as women....Regan and Gonreil... 3) ????????? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated
What are some similarities and differences between Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet?
What play are these lines from: "O proud death what feast is stored in thine eternal cell, that thou such a Prince....?" Is it Hamlet or Julius Caesar?
I was told Shakespeare said "life is a tale told by a fool full of noise and fury signifying nothing." Is this true ? The reason I ask is that i would love it as a tattoo, and in Latin. I've tried to get it translated into Latin but have had so many different translations I don't know which is correct. Is there any way at all you could help me?? Many many thanks Milzy
The people who stood in front of the stage to watch the plays were called __________. This is a question on my research project for theater arts & I cannot find it on any site! If anyone knows the answer i'd greatly appreciate it.
What are the main characteristics of Shakespearean history plays? Are they based on morality plays from the Middle Ages?
Compare and contrast the characters of Rosalind in As You Like It and Portia in The Merchant of Venice. How are the two alike and different?
What are some comparisons between The Tempest and Twelfth Night? What are some specific scene comparisons?
How many plays has William Shakespeare written? Please tell correctly. Is it 37 or 38 or 39? Or it is none? What is the correct number of plays written? Thanks for all your help
How do Shakespeare's plays reflect the cultural, social, and political conditions of the Elizabethan Age?
In Macbeth, the pronouns Lady Macbeth uses to speak to her husband change radically throughout the play. For example, in Act 1, she frequently uses the familiar "thou" to indicate closesness to her husband. (For example, in 1.1.54, she says, "Thy letters have transported me.") But later, in Act 2, the formal is inducted, "Why have you left the chamber?" (1.7.29). As David Crystal and Ben Crystal point out, after 1.7, the familiar "thou" is never used again. Similarly, in Julius Caesar, Caesar uses the familiar "tu" rather than "vous" when he, in shock, says, "Et tu, Brutus?" Where else do you find this shift of pronoun use? As modern readers and teachers, do we miss these subtle shifts and does it matter, or not, to our understanding?
In a Shakespearean play, what does the Roman numeral V refer to? I'm pretty sure its either Act 5 or Scene 5.
If you could change the ending to any of Shakespeare's plays, which one would it be, and what would you change?
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