The Epic Brand, a major epic-lyric poem, led to the lyric drama Brand (1866), Ibsen’s first real success as a writer. His next major work followed close on the heels of this success when he penned Peer Gynt in 1867. 	Ibsen moved to Dresden in 1868, then to Munich in 1875. In 1869, he wrote the comedy The League of Youth. The realistic style used to stage the drama Pillars of Society (1877) focused on various problems of the day.
But O'Neill's private struggles seemed to aid him in creating greater dramatic works for the stage, including Desire Under the Elms (1924) andStrange Interlude (1928). Around this time, O'Neill left his second wife and quickly began a relationship with Carlotta Monterey, whom he married in 1929. O'Neill re-imagined the mythic tragedy Oresteia in Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), exchanging ancient Greece for New England in the 19th century. Five years later, he became the first American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was given this honor "for the power, honesty and deep-felt emo... ... middle of paper ... ...ses to perception to reach the truths of human passion.
He followed two of his ol... ... middle of paper ... ...s very appealing. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry was greatly influenced by his environment. His father was a clergyman whom later in life experienced epilepsy and would fall into bouts of drinking and depression. His very close friend and brother-in-law Hallam died suddenly, leaving Tennyson stung and deeply saddened. His wife Emily Sellwood’s family cancelled their wedding when he lost his money, only to rearrange it when he became a well-known writer.
One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet, was first titled The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. It is said that Shakespeare’s inspiration for Romeo and Juliet comes from the story of Mariotto and Gianozza by Masuccia Salernitano. It was also the first play about romantic love. As one of the most renowned of his plays, it has been adapted into many forms and one of the most performed plays known to man (Shakespeare Facts: 50 Interesting Facts About William Shakespeare). Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest and most ... ... middle of paper ... ... tragedy until Romeo and Juliet.
Dickens’ felt abandoned and betrayed by the adults who were supposed to take care of him. These sentiments would later become a theme in his writing. Dickens was able to go back to school when his father received an inheritance and paid off his debts. At the time, he went to Wellington House Academy in London for nearly three years. In 1827, Dickens had to drop out of school again when he was just 15 to contribute to his family’s income.
Every single play written by Shakespeare has sources in literature that date from earlier times. Romeo and Juliet is based on a poem published in 1562 by Arthur Brooke called ‘The Tragicall History of Romeo and Juliet’. The characters of Mercutio and Tybalt are barely developed in Brooke’s version, but Shakespeare makes them much more important figures. It is, after all, Romeo’s attachment to Mercutio that forces him to take revenge. Around the same time, Shakespeare was also writing ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’.
Shakespeare was born in 1564 in England, and lived a life span of fifty two years, passing away in 1616. While Shakespeare was born near the end of the Renaissance era, and was the first to bring about the time’s core value’s to stage, he also composed a series of sonnets, even having his own sonnet known as the Shakespearean Sonnet. Love was a focal point, any poet who was a great poet wrote about love, and falsely compared it to perfection in the eye of the composer. Shakespeare himself wrote about perfection in the features of his lover; however in Sonnet 130, he explores a different, deeper truer side to love. Despite his mistress’s physical flaws, he loves her incomparably.
His brother Edward had to be put in a mental institution after 1833, and he spent a few weeks himself under doctor's care in 1843. In the late twenties his father's physical and mental condition got worse, and he became paranoid, abusive, and violent. In 1827 Tennyson escaped his troubled home when he followed his two older brothers to Trinity College, Cambridge, where his teacher was William Whewell. Because each of them had won university prizes for poetry the Tennyson brothers became well known at Cambridge. In 1829 The Apostles, an undergraduate club, invited him to join.
A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen was born in 1828 on the coast of Norway into a middle class family. When he was 6 years of age, due to financial loss, his family were forced to move to a smaller house in the country and his education was disruppted. Ibsen had to work as an apprentice and study in the evening this alienated him from his family and he was never to reunite with them. In 1849 his first play was published and was a disaster. Ibsen altered his style of writing to accommodate the trend of the era which was romanticism.
When Henrik was eight years old, the Ibsen family plunged into poverty when his father’s business faced economic difficulties. Ibsen dropped his school studies at the age of fifteen and became an apprentice in an apothecary in Grimstad, Norway. He wrote his first play, Catilina, during the year 1849. A year later, Ibsen moved to Christiania and befriended Ole Schulerud whom paid for the publication of Catilina. The play failed to gain attention; however, Henrik’s theatrical career continued to grow.