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The Three Tales of Cymbeline - The Three Tales of Cymbeline Cymbeline has always been a difficult play to categorize. The original collection of Shakespeare's plays, "The First Folio" (published in 1623), classifies it as a tragedy; modern editors have revised that to comedy, and to distinguish it further from other comedies, it is also referred to, along with The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, and Pericles, as a romance. Of course, like so many other plays of Shakespeare, these classifications are only guidelines rather than definitions, for an attempt to analyze a work of art according to somewhat arbitrary classifications is to diminish the very essence - its originality - that makes it a work of a...   [tags: Shakespeare Cymbeline Essays] 750 words
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The Powerful Imogen of Cymbeline - The Powerful Imogen of Cymbeline Shakespeare’s Cymbeline developed a female protagonist who led the literary world as one of the original heroines. Centuries before women were recognized as capable and authoritative, a character is presented on stage who bears these qualities, thus representing the ideals of the future. Shakespeare boldly displayed a woman warrior to a male-dominated society. Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline, is indeed the central character of this play. She braves a rainstorm of obstacles to conquer and reveal the evil doings of the plays antagonists and to complete her heros journey....   [tags: Shakespeare Cymbeline Essays] 710 words
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Othello and Cymbeline - Othello and Cymbeline Othello was a play by Shakespeare. He wrote it about a "mercenary" who thinks that his wife is not faithful. Othello is the main character in Othello, who likes his wife but then, by the end of the play, most decidedly does not like her. In fact, he kills her when she's sleeping, but afterwards when she wakes up, she dies. Cymbeline is not about Othello, but it does have some of what I like in Othello in it. Here's what it has that's the same: Posthumus is like Othello....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 466 words
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The Character of Tarquin in Macbeth and Cymbeline - The Character of Tarquin in Macbeth and Cymbeline Tarquin’s image as a man of dastardly action becomes part of both Shakespeare's Macbeth and Cymbeline. As Iachimo emerges from a box in Imogen's bedchamber he speaks, and his words reflect the feeling not only of himself but all trespassers in Shakespeare's plays. Iachimo likens his actions to that of Tarquin, a Roman Tyrant who rapes the matron Lucrece. His trespassing in Imogen's bed chamber while she is sleeping is to Iachimo like rape....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 663 words
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The Representation of the East-Asian Culture in the Cymbeline Poster and the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Video Cover - The Representation of the East-Asian Culture in the Cymbeline Poster and the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Video Cover East Asian culture has changed such as many other cultures over the last few centuries. The famous Cymbeline that has recently been publicized represents East Asian culture as heartless, evil monsters that get the fun of killing each other, as the white Europeans were considered the dominant and the more inferior compared to east Asians as it shows in the poster but the CTHD cover represents east Asians heartfelt, good people that fight for protection than for thrill and that involve equality in the east Asians culture....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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The Shakespearean Canon - Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: Lear’s Fool and Cymbeline’s Cloten and Their Social Significance Clowns and Jesters abound throughout the Shakespearean canon, and the Bard’s later plays are no exception. In this paper I plan to examine the later Shakespearean fool, particularly King Lear’s Fool and Cymbeline’s Cloten and how they represent various political and social ideas. First, I will examine the historical significance of both Fool and Cloten’s station, their historic relevance, and similarities to other socio-political archetypes....   [tags: clowns, jesters, elizabethan reign]
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Shakespeare’s Influence on "The Count of Monte Cristo" - Alexandre Dumas had many influences. One of Dumas’ most notable books, The Count of Monte Cristo , for instance had many influences. One of Dumas greatest influences in his writing is Shakespeare. Dumas had been a fan of Shakespearean writing, and it shows in his style and ideas. Being influential, Dumas used some of Shakespeare’s ideas in his own stories. The most obvious influential idea Dumas used, was the use of a sleeping potion. The idea of two lovers being reunited through the use of a sleeping potion closely resembled the theme used in Romeo and Juliet ....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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Traditional and Non-Traditional Renaissance Femininity in Shakespeare´s Plays - “Much Ado About Nothing” is a romantic comedy (Hamilton, p. 49) written between 1598 and 1599 (The British Library) by William Shakespeare. The main plot of the play is concerned with the relationship between the young lovers Claudio and Hero, and the sub-plots, in descending order of significance are a) the relationship between Hero’s cousin Beatrice and Claudio’s friend Benedick; b) Don John’s plot against Claudio and c) the constables Dogberry and Verges, their arrest of Borachio and their discovery of Don John’s deception....   [tags: Rebellion, Women]
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The Genre of The Tempest - The Genre of The Tempest The Tempest is customarily identified as the William Shakespeare's last piece. These marginal issues aside, The Tempest is the forth, final and finest of Shakespeare's great and/or late romances. Along with Pericles, Cymbeline and The Winters Tale, The Tempest belongs t the genre of Elizabethan romance plays. It combines elements of Tragedy (Prospero's revenge/Loss of a royal son) with those of romantic comedy (the young lover Ferdinand and Miranda) and, like one of Shakespeare's problem plays, Measure for measure, it poses deeper questions that are not completely resolved at the end....   [tags: Papers] 962 words
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Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway by – Virginia Woolf - Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway by – Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway, published in 1925, is a romantic drama with deep psychological approaching in to the world of urban English society in the summer of 1923, five years after the end of World War I. The book begins in the morning with the arrangements for a party Clarissa Dalloway will give and it ends late in the evening when the guests are all leaving. There are many flashbacks to tell us the past of each character, but it does not leave the range of those few hours....   [tags: Play Woolf MRS Dalloway] 1456 words
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The Life Of William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays in his lifetime. These plays included comedies, histories, and tragedies. The plays contain vivid characters of all types and from many walks of life (World Book I). Shakespeare's works contain kings, pickpockets, drunkards, generals, hired killers, shepherds, and philosophers. Shakespeare's plays have been divided into four different periods of which he wrote plays. The first period lasted from 1590 to 1594. In this period he wrote Comedy of Errors, Henry VI, Richard III, The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and King John....   [tags: Papers] 765 words
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - ... The alliteration “lad's lips, and he leaped” show the fluidity in which the actions occurred. The repetitive l sound shows that Dorian’s emotions happened at once because the l's flow together so do the emotions of pain and surprise that Dorian feels in the moment. Dorian also expresses his pain with the many short bursts of exclamations and questions. He shouts four short exclamatory sentences. “'Dead. Sibyl dead. It is not true. It is a horrible lie!’”. The short, monosyllabic sentences reveal his surprise and inability to complete thoughts and make sense of the situation at hand....   [tags: perception and reality] 702 words
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The Life and Impact of William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was considered one of the greatest playwrights the world has ever known. Did events in his childhood lead to this. Did his education play a role in his success. William Shakespeare was a very influential person of the 1600's and 1700's, who also had a great impact on our literary world. Shakespeare's actual birth date is unknown, but records of his baptism on 26, April 1564 leads most historians to believe his actual birth date was two or three days prior to his baptism. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England....   [tags: Greatest Playwrights, Biography, Literature]
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William Shakespeare Life and Accomplishments - What is so great about Shakespeare anyways. William Shakespeare is the most admired writer of all time. Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died on the day of is birth April 23 1616. Having lived 398 years ago and is still one of the world’s most prominent writers; making him eminent. Shakespeare was also a playwright; his plays include “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet”, and “MacBeth”. Shakespeare was born in England. At the age of 18 Shakespeare was wed to Anne Hathaway; they conceived three children, Susanna and twins (Hamlet and Judith)....   [tags: elizabeth era, evolution of drama, writer]
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William Shakespeare: A Brief Biography - ... No indication of where William went to school is one reason why people question his existence. It is believed though that William went to a school for public official's children only called The King’s New School. If he did attend here, William would have learned reading, writing, and the classics. Many scholars doubt that William attended here because he would have had to learn elsewhere in order to get the knowledge he had. Still no records existed of William till November 28, 1582, when he married Anne Hathaway in the Canterbury Province....   [tags: Elizabethan era authors] 657 words
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Biography of William Shakespeare - ... In 1597 he purchased the second largest house in Stratford which he called New Place. William Shakespeare wrote a series of popular stage plays. Manny of his work including “Romeo and Juliet” and “Macbeth” are still read and performed around the world, and some doubts are there about if someone used to write the plays and poets for him. William Shakespeare’s name became a selling point. William Shakespeare’s career is divided into four periods.Beginning with what is referred to as an experimental period starting around 1591 and ending around 1593 which includes Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen...   [tags: Anne Hathaway, the foil] 770 words
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Romance in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - Comedy of Errors - Romance What is so interesting about Shakespeare's first play, The Comedy of Errors, are the elements it shares with his last plays. The romances of his final period (Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest) all borrowed from the romantic tradition, particularly the Plautine romances. So here, as in the later plays, we have reunions of lost children and parents, husbands and wives; we have adventures and wanderings, and the danger of death (which in this play is not as real to us as it is in the romances)....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays] 613 words
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Life of Shakespeare - Well-known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless theatres in different hamlets, villages, and cities for more than 400 years. And yet, the person behind it is somewhat of a mystery to us. The only sources we have of his life are either his work (plays, poems and sonnets) or church and court records However, these only provide an outline and brief sketches of certain events in his life and provide little on the person who experienced those events....   [tags: plays, tragedy, writer] 1014 words
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The Elizabethan Era - ... Famous playwrights of this time include John Lyly, Thomas Kyd, and, of course, William Shakespeare (“Elizabethan Drama”). Unfortunately, many plays were not published when the authors were still alive so they did not get to see their name in lights (“Elizabethan Drama”). There were new plays in rotation every 17 days and they were used only about 10 times before dropped from rotation (“Elizabethan Age”). Plays were held 6 days a week often in the afternoon where the lower classes would stand while the wealthy sat to watch the plays (“Elizabethan Age”)....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth, William Shakespeare] 1610 words
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The Shakespeare Room - The Shakespeare Room The Life of Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to John Shakespeare and his wife, Mary Arden. His father was weathly and held a number of municipal offices. Shakespeare received a good education, but he did not go to the university as many other writers of his time did. Some of these writers ridiculed him and his work because of this. One such example of this ridicule is a pamplet that was published in 1592 by Robert Greene, a famous playwright. In this pamphlet, Greene criticized Shakespeare and his work, a criticism that seems to come mostly from jealosy....   [tags: Essays Papers] 660 words
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The Globe Theatre - The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre is probably the most important structure in Shakespeare's dramatic career. The Chamberlain's Company built it in 1599, and it stood on the Southern shore of the Thames River in London. At this time Shakespeare was a member of the Chamberlain's Company, and therefore he became a shareholder in the theatre. The profits actors made off of their shares were their main means of support, as it was for Shakespeare. The Globe was just one of many theatres built in London around this time....   [tags: Papers] 507 words
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The Light in A Sketch of the Past and Mrs. Dalloway - The Light in A Sketch of the Past and Mrs. Dalloway      Virginia Woolf's method to writing fiction was always to "dig out beautiful caves1" behind, within, and around her characters - to tunnel through their consciousness in order to tell their story as artfully as one tells his or her own.  It is her "tunneling" process that makes her style so distinctive: her sentences layered with multiple meanings, her paragraphs rich with stream-of-consciousness internal monologue, and her dialogue sparse.  Clearly, she had few qualms about taking the modern novel's all-too-common, linear form of storytelling and turning it upside down in order to dig through to its core - its very essence - and fi...   [tags: Sketch Dalloway]
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Shakespeare's Influence on the Audience's Opinion of Macbeth in the Play - Shakespeare's Influence on the Audience's Opinion of Macbeth in the Play Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most terrifying tragedies. It centres around two main characters Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth. It tell us of Macbeth rise to power as King of Scotland, by murdering the current King Duncan I, after three witches forewarn him of his coming of power. He then seeks to secure his position; by killing anyone who threatens him, for instance Banquo, because the three witches, also told Macbeth that Banquo's children will be kings....   [tags: Papers] 1997 words
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Integration of Life and Death in Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours - Integration of Life and Death in Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours show that life and death are dependent on each other. It is a person's life experiences that define their thoughts and feelings on death and death can define their life experiences. Cunningham, the author of The Hours, explains it best: We live our lives, do whatever we do and then we sleep - its as simple and ordinary as that. A few jump out of windows or drown themselves or take pills; more die by accident; and most of us, the vast majority, are slowly devoured by some disease or, if we're very fortunate, by time itself....   [tags: Papers] 1360 words
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An Abstract View of Death in Mrs.Dalloway and The Hours - An Abstract View of Death in Mrs.Dalloway and The Hours Works Cited Missing In Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours contradictory and almost altered views of death are presented. Virginia Woolf and Michael Cunningham portray death as escape for some, but an entrapment for others. It is no longer treated as a subject to worry about or fear, which society now views it as. A line from Shakespeare's Cymbeline, "Fear no more the heat o' the sun / Nor the furious winter rages," sums up what the authors of Mrs....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Michael Cunningham] 1675 words
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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - A Modern Tragedy - Mrs. Dalloway - A Modern Tragedy           The narrative of Mrs. Dalloway may be viewed by some as random congealing of various character experience. Although it appears to be a fragmented assortment of images and thought, there is a psychological coherence to the deeply layered novel. Part of this coherence can be found in Mrs. Dalloway's psychological tone which is tragic in nature. In her forward to Mrs. Dalloway, Maureen Howard informs us that Woolf was reading both Sophocles and Euripides for her essays in The Common Reader while writing Mrs....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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An Overview of The Tempest - The Tempest was originally performed in late 1611, and was published in its current form in the First Folio of 1623. It is the one play by Shakespeare not derived from one or more of the many sources commonly utilized by all playwrights of the Elizabethan era, although a contemporary German play possesses an analogous exile theme. The story of the shipwreck was probably taken from Sir George Somers' narrative of a Bermuda shipwreck of 1609. The play itself is a masque-like comedy; it far surpasses the majority of those traditional pieces with similar themes which were continuously being updated by other writers of Shakespeare's day....   [tags: The Tempest Essays] 1542 words
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Shakespeare’s Creativity - Shakespeare’s Creativity In William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the art of music appears in the opening of the speech as the unhappy and lovesick Orsino tells his musicians, “If music be the food of love, play on” (I.i.1) In the speech that follows, Orsino asks the musicians to give him so much musical love i.e. food that will “surfeit” and cease to yearn for love any longer. Shakespeare uses music in opening line of play and at the end by Feste singing his song. It reveals that Shakespeare has presented on stage a romantic comedy which is not detached from our everyday reality....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Twelfth Night] 1657 words
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The Globe Theater - The Globe Theater The Globe Theater is probably the most important structure in Shakespeare's dramatic career. Built in 1599 by the Chamberlain's Company, it stood on the Southern shore of the Thames River in London. At this time Shakespeare was a member of the Chamberlain's Company, and therefore he became a shareholder in the theater....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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William Shakespeare - “More is known about Shakespeare than any other professional dramatist of his time (2).” He was born in the small English town of Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of seven, Shakespeare attended a strict, high-status grammar school. Students studied Latin, since it was necessary in the time to have a successful career, and attended classes nine hours per day, almost entirely year round. In November 1582, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. At the time, he was 18, and she was 26. In Early 1585, Anne gave birth to twins, a girl Judith, and a boy Hamnet (1)....   [tags: essays research papers] 633 words
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Rebelz page - his dramatic works, Shakespeare has provided insights into human nature which, in the opinion of many of his disciples, equal those of the greatest modern psychologists. The impact of the Bard's insights is compounded by a masterful use of the language which makes him the mostly widely studied English writer. Church records indicate that William Shakespeare was baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire on April 26, 1564. April 23 is widely accepted as his date of birth. His father was a respected tradesman (a glover who was involved in a variety of commercial activities) who held several important municipal offices....   [tags: essays research papers] 544 words
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William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was born in 1564, in Stratford, located in the center of England. His dad, John, was a trained glove maker, who was married to Mary Arden. She was the daughter of Robert Arden, who was a farmer in a nearby village of Wilmcote. John was also served on the town council for many years, becoming mayor in 1568. He was also involved in money lending and he traded wool. After 2 tries of having a child, and failed, William was born. He had 5 other siblings, but one of them died in their early life....   [tags: essays research papers] 543 words
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Book Review on The World of Yesterday - The Death of a Soul, The Glance of History And meet the time as it seeks us. Cymberline Before the preface, I saw the sentence adopted from Shakespeare¡¯s Cymberline . All of the sudden, a sense of seriousness and heaviness mounted up in my heart. I felt the author¡¯s tone of despair and disillusionment. ¡°at most, one generation had gone though a revolution, another experienced a putsch, the third a war, the fourth a famine, the fifth national bankruptcy¡­But we, who are sixty today and who, de jure, still have a space of time before us, what have we not seen, not suffered, not lived though?¡± Such struggling words can only be composed by a writer in unbearable agonies....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Compare how Shakespeare and Hardy present the role of their tragic - Compare how Shakespeare and Hardy present the role of their tragic heroines within society in Romeo and Juliet and Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Shakespeare’s Juliet, of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Hardy’s ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ share many characteristics which make them tragic heroines. Their individual battles with their societies, and their distorted moral codes and prejudices, toughens their spirits and reinforces their determination to succeed and reach their personal goals. In their contemporary societies, where women were generally oppressed and marginalised within literature, these strong female characters were seen as controversial and divisive....   [tags: English Literature] 1754 words
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