William Shakespeare
Drama and Acting
Julius Caesar
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
Literature Classics
Romeo and Juliet
Books and Literature
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
A Raisin in the Sun
The Tempest
The Crucible (play)
Classic Movies


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.”

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What is the final part of a play called?

The final part of a play could be called several things: Denouement The finale The epilogue The final act. ...
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What type of plays did Shakespeare write?

Traditionally, his plays have been put into the categories of Histories (stories taken from English history), Tragedies (stories that end badly for the main characters), and Comedies (stories which end well for the main characters). Sometimes people invent new categories for the plays which do not fit into those three. It's also fair to say that Shakespeare's plays do not as a rule have realistic dialogue; the characters speak often in heightened poetic dialogue. Nor are the plots naturalistic--some are fantasies, and others...
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What plays did William Shakespeare write?

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 Venice ** As You Like It The Taming of the Shrew All's Well That Ends Well** Twelfth Night or What You Will The Winter's Tale * Pericles, Prince of Tyre * (not included in the First Folio) The Two Noble Kinsmen * (written jointly with John Fletcher, not included...
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What did William Shakespeare write?

William Shakespeare wrote plays, narrative poems and a particular type of poem called sonnets. William Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, 2 poetic narratives with erotic themes (The Rape of Lucrece, and Venus and Adonis), and at least two other poems . He wrote 38 plays at least. It has been suggested, without any proof whatsoever, that the Bard may have functioned as an advisor in the language editing-grammatical aspects of the now-familiar King James Bible. Since Shakespeare was not a Biblical scholar, and knew...
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What does the soothsayer say to Portia?

He doesn't know of any plot against Caesar but he fears it could happen. He's going to talk to Caesar ...
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Why is every man is a tragedy play?

Because it ends in death (Everyman and Good Deeds enter the grave and never return) and describes the downfall of a great man. ...
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Who was the narrator of twelve angry men?

Kiefer Sutherland
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What is the whole script of The Adarna Bird?

Please follow this link below to read the complete story/script of the Adarna Bird. ...
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What is the first part of a play called?

The first part of a play could be called a few different things: The prologue Act one The opening ...
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Who was Madison's foil in the Odd Couple?

Unger. Foil meaning opposite. Oscar Madison's foil was Felix Unger in the play The Odd Couple. ...
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What is the tone of The Glass Menagerie?

it is tragic and tolerent
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What is the cause of the tragedy in doctor faustus?

His greed and his too much pride in his knowledge was the main cause of tragedy. At the same time he did not listen to the good angel who made their appearance many time to offer him with good advise of repentance which ultimately caused his damnation. ...
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How were William Shakespeare's plays handed down?

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 years after Shakespeare's death, in a volume entitled "Mr William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies," known as "The First Folio," containing the text of 36 plays. These were produced by his colleagues in the acting...
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The Glass Menagerie Historical Context?

set in the 1930's before world war two american dream the great depression i am also doing an essay on this but these arethe only points that cinstantly came up ...
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What age is Jim O'Connor from The Glass Menagerie?

He is 23 you blundering idiot.
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What is the cultural context of a Doll's House?

A Doll's House was said to have influenced women during the time of 1880 and there abouts. This was because of the shocking message it sent out. Women were seen as having no power so when Nora walked out it shocked many, if, all audiences. When Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House was first published in 1879, it was a coming of age play that dealt with the lives and anxieties of the bourgeoisie women in Victorian Norway. Feminism is the dominant theme,...
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Did people really speak the way they did in Shakespeare's plays?

Yes, and no. Shakespeare uses many different styles of language, such as blank verse, rhyming couplets and ordinary "vernacular" language. He also varied the rhythms and rhymes of his language and used a particular rhythm pattern called iambic pentameter where there are five "stressed" syllables in a line of dialogue. Generally, he used the more refined and complicated patterns for the "high class" characters and gave the more ordinary styles to "lower class" characters. Nobody spoke the way Shakespeare wrote his high class characters - it...
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What is the importance of forgiveness in the play The Tempest?

The Tempest has many scenes centring around guilt or forgiveness. In particular, part way through, when Ariel presents the men who had chanced upon the island with a great feast. She shows them the food, makes them want it, then takes it away speaking about what they did to Prospero and Miranda. This comes to play in the end, as Prospero forgives those who had banished him years ago, primarily because he feels as though he has achieved what he needed to....
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What is meant by And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy in The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare?

The full quotation is: Your honour's players, hearing your amendment, Are come to play a pleasant comedy; For so your doctors hold it very meet, Seeing too much sadness hath congeal'd your blood, And melancholy is the nurse of frenzy. Therefore they thought it good you hear a play And frame your mind to mirth and merriment, Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life. In other words, watching a funny play is good for your health. To understand the medical theory going on here,...
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What is the role of chorus in Murder in the cathedral?

The Chorus: an unspecified number of Canterbury's women, is a corporate character serving the same purposes as does the chorus in Greek drama: to develop and, more importantly, to comment on the action of the play. The women's initial speech fairly defines their dramaturgic role: "We are forced to bear witness." And yet this chorus, like its ancient Greek predecessors, is no mere, dispassionate, objective "eyewitness"; rather, it is a witness bearing testimony to truth-almost as in a legal proceeding, but that analogy...
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How important were theatre and literature from 1564-1616?

These are two different questions. Since you have selected the years of William Shakespeare's lifetime, let's talk about theatre and literature in England where he spent his entire life. Theatre was of enormous importance, particularly in London. There were at least a half-dozen theatres in London from the 1570s on, and each one of them staged performances regularly six days a week, getting audiences in the thousands. There were other forms of entertainment at the time, such as watching animal blood sports...
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Write a note on use of dolls in hayavadana-Girish Karnad?

The dolls are used as an instrument of narration and also as a projection of what the characters are thinking. They are used in the play to fill in the gaps of what is happening in the story. ...