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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.”
It is not exactly known, although, as a member of the theatrical company housed at the Globe Theater, he must have been in many of the plays written around that time. There is a record of him performing in Ben Jonson's Every Man In His Humour and Sejanus.
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A very good question.  Plot SourcesShakespeare's plots are Shakespeare used a variety of books, histories, and earlier plays as subject material for his plays. For instance, the English history plays rely heavily on Raphael Holinshed's "Chronicles" from 1587. This would have been blended with …
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OthelloShakespeare recognized the damage that is done to a relationship by jealousy. The deceit of "honest, honest Iago" ended up being more believable to Othello than were the assuring words from Ophelia. It said something about the character of Othello, who was more willing to believe Iago. It say…
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Many plot lines are based on Shakespeare's plays. For example, the plot of West Side Story is a lot like Romeo and Juliet, and the plot of The Lion King is a lot like Hamlet.
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Is this the Alfred Jarry play? If so, it is a parody of King Oedipus, except where King Ubu should be able to see his downfall but doesn't act on it. ______________ It is a parody of Shakespeare's MacBeth.
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The idea of the wheel of fortune was touched upon in Shakespeare's 'Richard III'. He says So now prosperity begins to mellow And drop into the rotten mouth of death at the start of Act IV Scene iv. This neatly embodies the wheel of fortune idea.
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This is a very broad question, but I will give my take on it. One aspect of Cassius is his machiavellian plotting, driven by jealousy and hatred of Caesar. This interpretation would suggest that Shakespeare is using the character of Cassius to comment on this dangerous aspect of human nature. There …
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act one scene one, Richard sets a prophecy on his brother clarence (1.1.33)
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Answer Artemidorus first urges Caesar to read his letter in ACT II SCENE III. ARTEMIDORUS O Caesar, read mine first; for mine's a suit That touches Caesar nearer: read it, great Caesar. CAESAR What touches us ourself shall be last served. What Caesar says is that I will serve my own needs last,…
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Marc Antony said he found the will in Caesar's closet.
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Marlowe was the first to personify the internal struggle of his main character by the use of what are called in The Emperor's New Groove "shoulder angels", good and bad advisors who struggle for control of his mind. The message of the good angel is "Repent!" and that of the bad one is "Despair!". Fa…
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Answer it is a cool play and it is called the fox and the grapes written by guilherem figueiredo. now that is the plot summary of the fox and the grapes written by guilherme figueiredo. Answer Aesop - genius of the fable - gave the world thousands of truths to be converted into freedom. Figu…
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Try "Trevor Griffiths:Politics, History, Drama" by Stan Garner (Michigan Press).
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Giles Corey because he does not want to give up his land and rather let it go to his children
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Answer Abigail Williams threatens to come in the night and slit the girls' throats if they tell anyone about what happened in the forest.
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When Abigail is accused of witchcraft, she is quick to blame Tituba. She says that Tituba influences her spirit to make her laugh in church.
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One interpretation is the John is attempting to describe or say to his wife, Elizabeth, that their relationship remains cold and distant.In another interpretation it can be trying to describe the icy feel to their relationship and that it is an icy situation with guilt and a lack of trust.
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Answer In a word, cocky. Mary goes from cowering servant to having a new sense of maturity and purpose when she appointed to be an "official" of the court. Mary tells John that the court has decided to "spare" Goody Good because she is pregnant. She believes, as she tells John, that "it's God's …
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Answer I think Hale went to Proctors house because he heard that John Proctor has been missing out on Sabeth(?) days lately and his third son has not been baptised. Also I think he went to tell John Proctor that Elizabeth's name was mentioned in Court that day.
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to be or not to be The verb to be in this case means to live. Hamlet struggles with the question of living or dying by suicide.
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At least 53 times.
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Shakespeare wrote plays for a living. It was his job (or at least one of them). He had to find good stories and make them into plays which could be performed by the actors in the Lord Chamberlain's Men or as they were later known, the King's Men. He must have come across the story of Othello (it is …
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In the beginning of the play, Brutus is trusted by Caesar, and they have a filial sort of relationship. But Brutus plays a large role in Caesar's assassination. Caesar's dying words are, "Et tu, Brute?" (you too, Brutus?) because he can hardly believe that someone he loved and was close to would mur…
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William Shakespeare influenced all of the drama which followed him by setting a higher standard for character development, pacing, dramatic structure and plot. Although the lines Shakespeare wrote for his characters are amazingly potent, and most actors want to be able to say them, their style did n…
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Do you mean to ask if there's literally a green-eyed monster in Othello? If that's what you're asking, then no. The "green-eyed monster" refers to the popular saying which says a persons eyes "turn green" when filled with the feeling of jealousy. One of the main themes in Othello is jealousy, along …
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"Thine", "thee" and "thy" are some of a set of pronouns for the second person singular which have gradually become less and less used over the years. (But are still a part of modern English: "What is thy bidding, my master?"--Darth Vader, 1983). In Shakespeare's time they were more commonly used whe…
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Capulet wants Juliet to marry Count Paris because: Business: he is connected to the prince (money), so, it means more money for the family and Friendlier business relationship (support for the Capulets). Social status: even more fame, and respect, greater influence over the Montagues, enhances posi…
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Introduction: I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.-Anne Frank. Anne Frank was a thirteen year-old Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, with Germany under Hitler's control. On Wednesday, 8 July, 1942, Anne's father, Otto, got a call from the S.S. for his other daughter,…
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The peom is about the sea. The dog is metopherically compared to the sea. In this poem it described the change of the sea in different whether conditions.
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Lord Capulet sends an illiterate servant to go invite the people on the guest list. The servant asks Benvolio and Romeo to read the list for him (the servant doesn't realize that they are Montagues) and then tells them that they are welcome to come as long as they are not of the house of Montague. …
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In the sixteenth century there were 240 (old) pennies in a pound. An old penny is thus roughly equivalent to a cent. The entrance fee was of the order of an old penny. Answer Well it depended where you wanted to sit. On the ground: 1 cent on the balcony: 3 cents kings and queens: 5 cents and…
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Answer Both the Forever War and Starship Troopers are futuristic war stories that deal more with individual soldiers. Also, John Scalzi's Old Man's War series is similar in the fact that it is military SF. In my opinion, though, Ender's Game is completely original and there is nothing else like …
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The theme of the play is scandal mongering.
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Brutus gets angry with Cassius because he denied to lend him money
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In West Side Story, the 1961 musical about two street gangs from New York (Jets and Sharks). Maria's boyfriend was Chino, a member of the Sharks. Maria was a Jets girl.
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Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy.
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Answer The main character is Tom Wingfield.
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Answer Samuel B. Beckett (1906-1989), the Irish dramatist, novelist and poet.
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He meant that the reason they are underlings (not in a high position) is not because of their astrological charts, but is their own fault. Ancient Romans were deeply into astrology; Elizabethans were even more so.
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There is no official plot in the play, 'Company' because it consists of short vignettes. It is about a single guy named Bobby and these vignettes are linked by his upcoming 35th birthday. He has to deal with things like having five friends that are married and dealing with three girlfriends of his o…
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Othello is light tempered and hasty. (As opposed to Hamlet's flaw which is not being light tempered and hasty. Tragic flaws are composed of 100% hindsight) "By ears, he is weak", that's why he kills his beloved, although she had no illegal relations with his friend Cassio.
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William Shakespeare's plays are categorized as Histories, Comedies, and Tragedies. Comedies The Tempest * The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure ** The Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost A Midsummer Night's Dream The Merchant of Venic…
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Faustus talks to Helen of Troy and since she is a spirit, that causes him to ultimately be damned to hell for eternity.
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Tom and Laura or Amanda and Laura?
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A summary of a play's plot is sometimes called a synopsis. A scenario
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Classical Greek drama developed from the poetry of goat herds, which told the stories of tragic heroes. Ancient Athenian comedy was based on real people and current events, but later Roman comedy tended to use stock characters.
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Cassius tells Brutus that Caesar refused the crown of a king three times, but each time he refused it more reluctantly, which convinces Brutus that Caesar has been tempted by the thought of absolute power.
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Mr. Someone Mr. Someone who? Mr. Someone is truly someone knocking, especially not Mrs. Someone, who makes knock knock... Who. Who who? You didn't tell me you knew how to speak owl. Doris. Doris who? Doris locked -- that's why I had to knock! Teddy. Teddy who? Teddy is the firs…
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Because Tom (who was supposed to be Tennessee Williams) worked at a shoe factory, had a crippled sister, and an annoying mother. Everything in that play correlates directly with Williams' life.
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Answer He does in that he kills Claudius, however he fails to leave Gertrude alone as his machinations indirectly result in her death.
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No, they are just creatures of Len's imagination.
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Just as most writers, from the events and people around him. Some are based on historical events, and the romances, tragedies, comedies, etc., from people and the human condition. His plots were almost always taken from books he had read, but his characters drew on his experience.
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merchant of Venice is a Shakespeare play that takes place, obviously, in Venice.
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Setting Characters Plot Dialogue Theme :D hope i helped
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she is afraid that they will kill her
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if one's name is Cory then he is already gay. EDIT: It was strained the whole time.. Cory's and Troy's relationship finally breaks when Cory tries stepping over Troy and Cory grabbing a bat and trying to hit Troy then Troy kicks him out of the house.
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the following is Long days journey into the night...not Morning becomes electra. Answer Characters in the play:James Tyrone is a famous actor.His wife Mary has been addicted to morphine for 20 years but a new supposedly "cured".They have two sons-Jamie4,aged 33 who is also an actor although uns…
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Answer he felt the same but he was also sad because he had kill someone Answer he felt the same but he was also sad because he had kill someone
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Not at all! The play was written at a time of intense religious intolerance, although in England at that time Catholics suffered much more than Jews. There were, in fact, very few Jews in England at that time, and so they were easily stereotyped. It is like Shakespeare, of course, to make his Jewish…
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The Adventure of the Speckled Band is a Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is consulted by a young woman whose sister has recently died under strange circumstances in a locked room. Her dying words are "It was the band! The speckled band!"
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Live performances by actors on stages.Shakespeare's plays were performed outside in the Theatre, Curtain, Rose, Globe, and Newington Butts theatres. Men and boys were the only actors. They did not have big elaborate set pieces or lighting. If it was "night" someone would come out on stage and declar…
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Yes, people have always liked Shakespeare's plays. Usually they want to tweak them to be a little more like the current style (For example, in the Restoration period, they couldn't stand the idea that Cordelia dies in King Lear and so they rewrote the ending!)
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he was going to help parris and putnam's daugther
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Proctor both dislikes and distrusts Reverend Parris, he feels that he is a Godless man more intent on saving his own pride then caring for the immortal souls of those in his congregation. Making him an irresponsible reverend who is both selfish and cruel.Proctor has always disliked him, and stopped …
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Answer Lombard tries to create O'Neil as a heroic character so that the Irish have some one in their history to look up to and say that they were helped by him. He chooses to leave out information such as how his wife Mable is English and makes it seem as though he is a perfect national hero for …
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Belmont is the Italian location of Portia's villa. The location has been identified as the Villa Foscari, on he banks of the river Brenta,
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Answer Giles Corey accuses Thomas Putnam of being an opportunist of the worst kind, attempting to benefit from the witch-trials by putting himself in a position to purchase the land of those individuals condemned to hang. "Giles Corey accuses him of taking advantage of accused landowners' plight…
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Shakespeare borrowed most of his plots from history books, other plays, poetry and stories. For his characters, Shakespeare got his ideas mainly from himself. He did have influences through out his writing, but his ideas, and the form of compassion he wrote with made him one of the best writers in H…
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Bassanio wants to court the wealthy Portia but needs money. He gets his friend Antonio to borrow the money for him from the Jewish moneylender Shylock. Shylock hates Antonio because he is an Anti-Semite and adds a clause in the contract that says that if Antonio doesn't pay on time, Shylock can take…
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Antonio seems sad at the beginning of the merchant of Venice, because although he has close friends like Bassanio, he has no wife or lover. And so he is sad because of the lack of love in his own life, although he sees it in his friends'. *Actually, this is not the case. Antonio tells Salarino…
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What is wrong with Betty?
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The location that Yank most belonged to in 'The Hairy Ape' was on the ship. He feels that he belongs and feels respect there.
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Reverend Hale is advising, actually begging, the condemned to confess, even though he knows the confessions would be lies. The Arthur Miller play 'The Crucible' premiered on January 22, 1953.
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- Abigail still has love for John Proctor. But John, although attracted to Abigail's charms still loves his wife. - John only had lust for her. But Abigail has always loved John and wanted to marry him. For John it was just a sexual attraction; nothing more!- Abigail is obsessed with John!
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ACTOR'S... HOMOSEXUALS... etc. Anybody who expressed liberal, left-wing views.
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John proctor says his wife is a woman to never lie but then she does to save his name. He tried to repeat the 10 commandments and the one and only one he forgot was the one he committed... ADULTERY Mary warren made a poppet for goody proctor and abby watched. Abby set goody proctor up and stabbed …
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who killed juler caesar
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she threatens to accuse them of witchcraft and harm them through conjuring spirits if they dont do what she says.
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In Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible,' John Proctor alludes to Pontius Pilate, because like him, Reverend Hale had refused to take a side. Pilate allowed Jesus' to be imprisoned based on Sanhedrin allegations he knew were not true. He also refused to intervene when he could have stopped the crucifixion,…
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Mary has been appointed to the council. She feels this makes her an important person now, no longer a simple servant.
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the movie the ten things i hate about you with Kristen dundst and heath ledger is based off of taming of the shrew and follows the play pretty closely.
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thatAbigail Williams just lie to all that theirs not witches that they just dance in the forest
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That he will serve his own needs last
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Giles Corey is a character in The Crucible, a novel about the Salem witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. He reveals to Reverend Hale that he thinks his wife is a witch.
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Not all by himself; he collaborated with others on some of them. His main collaborator was the man groomed as his replacement, John Fletcher. Shakespeare and Fletcher are both credited on the title page of The Two Noble Kinsmen, and it is believed that they also collaborated on Pericles and Henry VI…
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Mary Warren does show courage in Act 3 of 'The Crucible.' She does this by showing up in court to recant her previous testimony concerning the people she falsely accused of witchcraft.
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The dream that Caliphurnia, the wife of Julius Caesar, had the night before the ides of march was supposed to be prophetic. It depicted omens of chaos, and Romans bathing in Caesar's blood, which portends Caesar's death. The dream frightens Calphurnia, and she attempts to warn him to stay away from …
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King Lear starts off the story by making a huge mistake by banishing cordelia and trusting goneril and regan with his power. It turns out this rash decision is what changed his life.Lear is a very arrogant man. He can not accept the truth if it does not suit him or flatter him.The two older daughter…
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In the first officially published versions of Shakespeare's plays, known as The First Folio, the plays were categorised as Histories, Comedies and Tragedies. The full title of this volume is: Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Later critics have called some of the plays …
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William Shakespeare absolutely loved to write poems when he was younger so he decided to go and write them for money, but he ended up writing plays too and he did rehearsals and things for them. Then it became a big thing so more and more people would come so he charged them more. Later on in his li…
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Calupurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird is almost like the nanny for the kids. She is a black lady, older then Atticus, and she cooks and takes care of the kids and so on. Calpurnia in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and in Plutarch's Lives is the wife of Julius Caesar at the time of his death.
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He is used to show lears true feelings and higlight lears foolishness he is a significant character and is the only character in the play who can get away with talking to lear in the way in which he does. The fool acts as a commentator on events and is one of the only characters who is fearless i…
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Shakespeare's plays are probably the best plays ever written. They continue to be extremely popular among audiences and actors. Many actors will make incredible sacrifices just to say those amazing lines Shakespeare wrote. Asking this question is like asking "Why is gold and diamond jewellery stil…
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Although many people think that all of Shakespeare's plays were performed at the Globe theater, this in not actually the case. Shakespeare started writing plays in about 1590, but the Globe was not built until almost ten years later. During that time, his plays were performed in a number of playhous…
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