theatre

Dr Faustus Vs Hamlet

Good v.s. Evil or Medieval v.s. Renaissance These were the times of confusion and change for many. The plays and art were built around the shift of medieval to renaissance. Many were trying to absorb the differences and trying to find themselves in the times. The medieval era was focused...

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King Lear Summary

In Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, King Lear, the issue of sight and its relevance to clear vision is a recurring theme. Shakespeare’s principal means of portraying this theme is through the characters of Lear and Gloucester. Although Lear can physically see, he is blind in the sense that he lacks insight,...

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Hamlet And His many Problems

FEW critics have even admitted that Hamlet the play is the primary problem, and Hamlet the character only secondary. And Hamlet the character has had an especial temptation for that most dangerous type of critic: the critic with a mind which is naturally of the creative order, but which through...

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Hamlet, a Masterful Mistake

Hamlet, a Masterful Mistake How well can a person know himself? Or, who can confidently and honestly proclaim that he perfectly knows his characters and personalities? Though not known as a philosopher or a psychologist, Williams Shakespeare seems to address this issue in his legendary work. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark...

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Mid Summers Nights Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Coursework ‘Explore Shakespeare’s presentation of the wood and its inhabitants’ As the vast majority of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare is set within a wood, near the city of Athens, it is important to step back and thoroughly examine Shakespeare’s presentation of the...

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Death Of A Salesman

“If the exaltation of tragic action were truly a property of the high-bred character alone, it is inconceivable that the mass of mankind should cherish tragedy above all other forms” (Dwyer). It makes little sense that tragedy should only pertain to those in high ranks. As explained in his essay...

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The History Of Greek Theater

Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and...

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