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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon."
"The hamlet of Shottery was only a mile from the town of Stratfordwhere William Shakespeare lived with his family. Anne Hathawaywould have often visited the town and would have therefore had theopportunity to meet William Shakespeare. At this time Anne wouldhave been 26 and William 18. A...
Without a doubt, the arresting and puzzlilng saga of the Grand Duchess Anastasia wpuld be at the top[ of the list of a modern Bard. Shakespeare was well aware of royal and noble power struggles-e.g. Macbeth, It would be interesting to see how he would handle Dame Stasia, please don"t make her an...
William Shakespeare was an English author and playwright. Hisearliest play is believed to be The Two Gentleman of Verona,although it could be The Taming of the Shrew.
No. The phrase "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is from Romeo and Juliet, where Juliet remarks that she would love Romeo as much whatever his name (and by extension his familial obligation) is. It juxtaposes with her lament, "wherefore art thou Romeo" (i.e. "why are you Romeo", a...
It is called a 'ruff', and was worn in Western Europe between the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth.
He gives her until his own wedding, in four days. He wantseverything settled so he can enjoy his nuptuals.
Romeo's infatuation with Rosaline causes him to crash the Capulet'sfeast where he first encounters Juliet. That's the best answer Ican make from the vague question.
Since we have no records of Shakespeare's private thoughts, there is no way we can answer this question.
Well, I don't know who wee Ken is, but the infatuation withRosaline is there to motivate Romeo crashing the party so he canmeet Juliet. It points to his immaturity.
The sign of the Globe Playhouse was Atlas holding up the earth. Ifyou meant Reign, he wrote under the reigns of Elizabeth I and JamesI.
He liked to get involved and do work he should more properly have delegated to others.
It depends on what production you saw. There is no specific songincluded in Shakespeare's script.
Shakespeare probably meant to convey the message about thepleasures that one can extract from the nature. When he says'sermons in stones', he probably hints the readers to scrutinizeand grasp the eternal messages from natural surroundings.Similarly, 'books in running brooks' conveys the message of...
"To thine own self be true / And it must follow like the night theday / Thou canst not then be false to any man."
Every good play is really two plays: one we follow from beginningto end , and one we see from the end to the beginning. The forwardplay is about Antonio repaying the debt. The retrospective play isabout showing mercy.
Julius Caesar the play written by William Shakespeare is a tragedy.Julius Caesar is betrayed and killed by his friend Brutus. Thefamous line Et tu Brute; and you Brutus.
St. Peter's Church. In Verona, Italy. Romeo and Juliet are married by Friar Lawrence. The marriage iscarried out in secret, so it is almost certainly at his cell(mentioned several times in the play). The marriage happensoff-stage (though some modern productions have them kneel beforeFriar Lawrence...
Mercutio, the first to go, dies within minutes of his stabbing byTybalt. Tybalt dies almost immediately upon Romeo stabbing him.Paris dies soon after Romeo stabs him in the churchyard. LadyMontague dies offstage; how long she lingers is not reported. Romeodies within seconds of drinking the poison,...
He tells her the story of his life, all of the advantures and closecalls in battle.
A second person singular present tense of can
Tybalt, he killed mecurito (romeos bro.).
Sir Toby Belch should check into rehab. . Either Viola is a pretty masculine woman or Sebastian is a pretty effeminate man. . Feste shouldn't give up his day job. . "Come away, come away death" is a highly depressing start for a song. . Chucking someone into a dark room is a nasty way to treat them...
The Globe's capacity was 1500, but often held over 3000 people.Unless you were wealthy and sat in the balcony, it was standingroom only.
The Capulets are Juliet's family, the rivals of the Montigues,Romeo's family. The name has no special meaning other than that,any more than Montigue has any special meaning.
Yes. It burned to the ground in 1613, but was rebuilt bigger andbetter in 1614.
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a sword fight, which Romeo declines, butMercutio accepts in Romeo's place. Tybalt wounds Mercutio whenRomeo attempts to break up their fight. Mercutio dies and, in arage, Romeo kills Tybalt. This results in the Prince banishingRomeo for life, only hours after his secret...
The Mechanicals use a rough prosaic English. The lovers use arefined level of English, and the Fairies use a highly poeticizedEnglish.
It means that Capulet is angry. He wants to hit Juliet! He is becoming violent.
The Elizabethans had a broad variety of jobs which they could do. Many were still peasant farmers, the Wal-mart greeters of the Middle Ages. However, manufactured goods were made by craftsmen, not in factories, and each craft involved special skills and training. Metalworking was done by smiths, but...
They married after knowing each other for one day.
He is in the playlists for Jonson's "Every Man in his Humour" and "Sejanus". He is listed in the First Folio as one of the actors who played in his own plays, but it doesn't say which ones, and we know some of the actors on that list did not play in some of the plays. Rumour says he played the Ghost...
There are diagrams and descriptions of The Globe, based on thereconstruction, all over the internet.
Men and boys acted, and sometimes the boys (who played women) diedfrom lead poisoning due to large amounts in the makeup they wore.The groundlings, or people who stood in the floor, often threwrotten fruit at actors or booed them. Other than those setbacks,they were watched by all of England's upper...
It establishes Iago as a master manipulatior, Roderigo as hisfoolish pawn, that Otherllo has eloped with Desdimona against herfather's wishes, and that Barbantio will try to prevent themarriage of his daughter to The Moor.
1. "… your daughter and the Moor are making the beast with twobacks. …" 2. "Keep up your bright swords for the dew will rust them." 3. "She loved me for the dangers I had passed / And I loved herthat she did pity them. / That was the only witchcraft that Iused." 4. "I am hitherto your...
No, Julius Caesar was not a Christian. Christianity was started byJesus who was born at least 44 years after Caesar lived.
He threatens to disown her and throw her out on the street.
Because the friar is romeo's homie and ride or die yah know. andcause juliet was thirsty for romeo and the only person she couldturn to is DUH Friar. Also the friar is a trustworthy person causehes like a priest or something and who wouldnt trust anyone relatedto god? I mean he's like the OG dawg.
He believes that she took pity on him because of his strange anddifficult life.
To have Juliet go to the church to confess and to have Juliet meet Romeo at the Church the next day.
It is an absurdist play about the nature of death: comic-ironic.
Hamlet is making comparisons between the emotions which the actorsportray and real emotions as they are felt by people. Just prior,the lead actor had given a very moving speech and had managed tomake tears run down his face, now Hamlet, who has every cause foran emotional tirade, must hold his own...
Scene 4: "You are a lover; borrow Cupid's wings, and soar with them above a common bound."
That the turks's want to attack Cyprus, but they see that the turks' are trying to confuse them by attacking Rhode first, making them believe that they won't attack Cyprus, but they will because that's just a distraction. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW THIS RELATES TO WHAT HAPPENS LATER IN THE STORY?? ...
Essays are not really for proving things. You need to assemble thefacts and then write clearly about them. You can only use thehistorical information we have, so 'proof' really doesn't come intoit. You should be clear whether you are discussing the originalGlobe or the modern reconstruction.
More likely you are talking about the rhetorical device apostrophe, in which a speech is delivered to an abstraction or inanimate object incapable of understanding it, or someone who is not present as in "O true apothecary; thy drugs are quick."
Oberon wants Titania to fall in love with some vile thing so she will have no afection for the boy stolen from the Indian King anymore. This way, he can take the boy as a servant and won't have Titania in the way. Later Oberon plans to cure the love spell from the Queen using a herb.
Hamnet, William Shakespeare's son, died in August of 1596, one or two years after he wrote the play Romeo and Juliet. There weren't a lot of tragic events in Shakespeare's life that we know of: Hamnet's death in 1596, John Shakespeare's death in 1600 and Judith's troubled marriage are the only...
he wanted to show how tragic the story really was with out going out of the form
You can be a good father by listening to your children,talking to them like for example how was your day and if they not so good then ask them what happened, and also always share the most happiest moments. =D
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William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare , a successful glover and alderman originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden. John was born in 1531 and was skilled in both leatherworking and the curing and processing of fine leather to make ladies gloves and purses for the nobility....
William Shakespeare died in 1616 at the age of 52.
There was a plague. All of the theaters were closed for publichealth reasons.
In 1543 Nicolas Copernicus had shown that the motions of the planets and the sun could be most easily explained if the sun was the centre of the Solar System. How widespread knowledge of scientific astronomy was in Shakespeare's day is difficult to tell, but this was 20 years before Shakespeare's...
William Shakespeare was the first person to record 10'000 words and phrases that are still used today.
1. Women of all classes were mostly expected to marry, and to run a household, which was an extremely demanding job in Shakespeare's day. 2. Women in those days were expected to be the family doctor. 3. Women were expected to be very good organizers. 4. Upper-class women had to manage the...
Yes. Ann gve birth to twins in 1585, a boy Hamnet and a girl, Judith. Hamnet died at the age of 11 from the Black Death. Judith grew up to marry and have children of her own.
Hamlet's will s not his own because he has obligation to the state.
William Shakespeare's son was Hamnet Shakespeare. He died when he was 11 years old.
The workers and general people of Rome are celebrating the triumph of Julius Caesar over Pompey. They are celebrating Caesar's defeat of the sons of Pompey.
Oberon simply comes from common ancient folklore, he is generally the king of the elves but is sometimes portrayed as a sorcerer. Titania however is much less easy to answer, the name only came into common use in folklore after Shakespeare used it. It is however the name given to the daughter of...
Hamlet's feeling of death is a well developed theme in the play. Hamlet starts off talking about death even though he is not familiar with it. As the play develops, Hamlet starts being more acquainted with this theme. Many parts of the play are good reference points to how acquainted with death he...
Oberon and Titania are married. They are the King and Queen of Fairies. In Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare, they are going through marriage issues.
William Shakespeare died before his wife and two daughters, Susanna and Judith, but his only son died when he was 11, of unknown causes. Um, hope that answers your questions, I'm doing homework on him right now so i thought i would answer your question cause i was looking it up too :D
The plot of Macbeth is that in the effort to stop the predictionsof the three witches he brings it about. His attempt to fight hisown fate sealed it tighter with the death of Duncan starting thedominoes falling.
he was fat when as he got older
Ferdinand is the son of Alonso, King of Naples. He is separated from his father and companions following the shipwreck and stumbles upon Prospero and Miranda. He falls in love with Miranda and later becomes her husband.
balthasar, a servant to romeo, was keeping an eye out for romeo in Verona. and when he found out that Juliet was supposedly dead he went and alerted romeo
All 38 plays which we recognize as Shakespeare's were published before 1634 in some form. We are very fortunate in that two friends of Shakespeare's, Heminges and Condell, decided after his death to publish a compendium of his plays. William Shakespeare's plays were published in 1623, about seven...
Hamlet comes to the conclusion (in the previous sentence) that what comes after death must "give us pause"... must in a sense give us peace from the toils of life. So he concludes: "there's the respect that makes calamity of so long life." paraphrased: That is an angle(respect) that makes a long...
Shakespeare overcame many problems in theater, but also in life. One of these things he overcame in life was being an eighteen year old and haveing a wife and child to take care of.
In simple terms, you describe what you are reviewing, and make judgements about it. The first part is easy. If it is a performance you are reviewing, you say what the name of the play is, what company is producing it, who the main actors are, and what theatre it is running at. If it is an...
Shakespeare wrote in poetry, even when he was writing plays.
When Julius Caesar saw that his dear friend Marcus Brutus was also heading to kill him(and eventually did), he could not take the pain and exclaimed 'Et tu brute'(Latin)- 'You also Brutus'.
Caesar's body lay at the base of Pompey's statue, at the Capitol.
Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, appears to play a small role, because of his mere seven scenes. However, closer examination reveals that the Friar plays a fundamental role in the development of the story. He is a confidant to Romeo, moves the plot, and is instrumental to the tragedy at the end...
Shakepeare brought very important and useful things to high school English classes and made people think of deeper meaning. He also made an impact in modern day plays. The Twilight Series and Westside Story are popular spin offs from Romeo and Juliet. There are many others but I am not going to list...
Iago offers the handkerchief as the supposed proof of Desdemona'sinfidelity.
He may have seen a performance by a travelling group of players which came through Stratford. Or possibly no group of travelling players got that far north. It's just a guess.