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Plays are forms of literature written by playwrights for theatrical performances. These are written with dialogs between characters in a variety of genres – tragedy, historical, satire, comedy or farce. Among the famous plays is William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
Claudius, feeling guilty at the parallels between the play and hismurder of King Hamlet, stops the show by crying, "Light! Morelight!"
Heat Lightning is a lightning strike that is so far away that thesound does not travel to the person watching it. The playwright isusing the title as a metaphor for the characters.
The real Macbeth was well liked. Shakespeare's Macbeth was dreadedand feared.
Macbeth puts Banquo's empty chair in the place of honor, only tohave it filled by Banquo's ghost, whom only Macbeth can see.
Claudius sends Rozencrantz and Guildensten to accompany Hamlet toEngland bearing his death warrent.
When the Sentinals catch up with him after the Ghost speaks to him,Ophelia describes a scene in which he behaves incoherently withher. The scene where he greets Rozencrantz and Guildenstern, in thelobby with Polonius and, later, with Ophelia; when h jumps intoOphelia's grave, and many others
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.
Mercutio says that to the Montigues and Capulets when he realizesthat he is mortally wounded. He blames both sides for his death.
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.
He is in conflict with his society.
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 know she has been accused. He goes to the house to test her: tosee if she fits the sorceress profile.
The play takes place over the course of 14 years [historically]. Itcovers more than one season.
She encourages Macbeth to commit the murders and she plants thebloody daggers on the sleeping guards.
Claudius. He calls the play "The Mousetrap" because he sees it as a way to manipulate Claudius into showing guilt for his murder. We might be more specific and say it's Claudius's conscience he wants to catch.
He liked to get involved and do work he should more properly have delegated to others.
Because he has already murdered the king of Scotland there is no taking that back. and because he murdered the king he is in power and he really was a bad leader
In the first scene : "When the battle's lost and won."
It depends on what production you saw. There is no specific songincluded in Shakespeare's script.
"To thine own self be true / And it must follow like the night theday / Thou canst not then be false to any man."
In order to arrange the marriage of his younger daughter, Bianca,to one of a number of wealthy suitors, Baptista must first find ahusband for his shrewish elder daughter, Katherina. In need ofmoney, Petruchio is looking to marry a wealthy bride. Hilarityensues.
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.
The Doll's House is a beautiful short story written by KatherineMansfield. Mansfield is the best artist in portraying the trivialactivities of men. In this story she reveals the cruelty of grownuppeople in the society. . Katherine Mansfield . She shows the innocence of small children and the...
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.
To get close to Macbeth's Kingdom. With respect,..........What doesthis question have to do with pandas?
He gives her a sleeping potion that allows her to fake her death sohe can reunite her with Romeo, but the plan falls apart and leadsto tragedy.
Tybalt, he killed mecurito (romeos bro.).
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.
The function of "Pyramis and Thysbe is to entertain at the wedding.The function of "The Mousetrap" is to force a confession fromClaudius.
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.
Yes, Shakespeare uses several asides in Romeo & Juliet .Reade the play to see specifically when and where.
It means that Capulet is angry. He wants to hit Juliet! He is becoming violent.
Marrying at 14. Marrying behind their parents' back. KillingJuliet's cousin. Committing suicide.
-Romeo attend the Capulet party -Romeo kills Tybalt out of anger and without thinking -Juliet lies to her father about agreeing to marry Paris
They married after knowing each other for one day.
She was a very kind lady with a loving heart who cared after Macbeth. Why, she even agreed to go into Duncan's bedroom with the bloody knives and smear blood all over Duncan's servants, so that they would be blamed for the murder and hanged for it. Wasn't that a nice thing to do? She is shown...
metamorphosis, incompleteness, education, environment, fitting in. . you probably should talk about the difference between language and accent. and also the difference in their two backgrounds and educations.
The stage directions do not specify a carpet, much less its color.
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.
We need people to read this text and post the plot. Ok?
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...
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.
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?? ...
They question him. Eventually he is condemned to hang, but not inthe scene.
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."
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...
Malcolm is trying to get an army together to fight Macbeth and gain control over his birthright.
he wanted to show how tragic the story really was with out going out of the form
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Lady Macbeth is way bossy and Macbeth is rattled. Is this different from the way they were before? Not much.
Hamlet's will s not his own because he has obligation to the state.
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...
Sort of the same way Harry Potter became famous--he was a main character in a very popular piece of literature.
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.
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
Banquo's son is Fleance.
the king of the cats in the past is the sabre-toothed tigers and now it is the great lion. Though the Tiger is the biggest and most agile of the big cats, the Lion is still the king. Up until the '60's, Lions and Tigers were fought in India for sport. Statistically 60-70% of the Lions would win the...
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...
Before the play begins he has an inappropriate sexual relationshipwith his wife's under-aged house servant, Abigail. When his wifediscovers this, she throws Abigail out of the house. In the play,when Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft in the hopes ofreuniting with Proctor, John goes to the...
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...
As with all good plays, Proctor is involved with more than one kindof conflict. He is in a Character versus Character Conflict withAbagail who is using the trials to punish those who have slightedher, and to eliminate Elizabeth, so she can have John. He is in aCharacter versus Society conflict with...
Strengths : Caution/Prudence Rhetoric/Language/Debating Ability to reason Development (rise to the Save the occasion) Weaknesses: Vacillation/Hesitancy Irresponsibility/General disregard Inward-focus
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...
Iago offers the handkerchief as the supposed proof of Desdemona'sinfidelity.
The Plot, Like Gravy, Thickens is a good one.
Queen Elizabeth the first reined when romeo and juliet was written William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in 1595, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First.
Where? At Capulet's house. Why? It is an old accustomed feast, basically a tradition. When? In Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet.
Like Shylock and the Merchant of Venice, it has overtones that areanti-Semitic. 1) It mocks Jews (as well as Christianity and Islam). 2) It portrays Jews as controlling all the money. 3) It portrays a Jew as immoral and murderous. Hitler would approveof this.
The story of West Side Story was based on Romeo and Juliet, a playby William Shakespeare. The Jets and the Sharks correspond to theCapulets and the Montagues and Verona is changed to New York City.
Maybe. Romeo and Juliet acted impulsively, and were pretty much attracted to each other based on their physical beauty rather that what is on the inside. Think about it: they met, got engaged and married after just a few hours. If they took the time to know each other better, then they would have...