Discussion of William Shakespeare's Macbeth Written around 1606, 'Macbeth' is regarded as a generous tribute to the current monarch at the time, King James I. In 1603, the first year of his reign , King James privileged Shakespeare's theatre company, above all others, to be the King's Men. Shakespeare's theatre company was extremely honoured by the title and 'Macbeth' was written in an attempt at expressing Shakespeare's gratitude. Before he was King James I of England, he was King James VI of Scotland. Therefore, as a tribute play it would make sense to set the play in Scotland.
Tension in Act 2 Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth Macbeth was written in1605; this was a period where there was a great interest in witchcraft and the supernatural. Many people including James I were scared and confused by ideas of the supernatural. The opening scene would in itself create tension amongst the audience, as it would suggest a play full of evil and lies, and also a theme of opposites and contrasts which occurs in the play, 'Fair is foul, and foul is fair', 'so fair and foul a day'. This also links in with the appearance and reality of Macbeth. At the end of Act 2 Scene 1, and just following on from his soliloquy, Macbeth has been preparing himself to murder Duncan.
Today, we look on ambition as a positive side to our nature; We are encouraged “To want to get on.” Most of us we would never go as far as murder to further our career; although it is safe to say, some may have gone that far. Having had a good grammar school education, Shakespeare had a large vocabulary and loved to use it. He would play around with words until he found exactly what he wanted; or make up words to fit. In Macbeth, Shakespeare uses prose, blank verse and rhyme to achieve his goal and to be sure of getting the correct ambience with his audience.
Then, based on this research, it will be put to the test as a playwright takes his previously produced play and use criticisms and reviews as a guide to recreating a play and bringing it back onto the stage. Once doing that, a survey will be conducted to see if the help of criticisms and/or reviews aided in the success of the newly revised play. II. Purpose of the Study Evaluating the differentiation of theatrical critiques and reviews are crucial in any artist... ... middle of paper ... ...fully assist in making the director change some things around in order to make their production more successful and sell more seats. VI.
I think that writing a part like that of the chorus into a play, which makes the audience concentrate on the action on stage, was a very good idea. It means that the audience get so much more out of the play, they haven't just sat and watched the action, they've been asked to recreate it in their minds, so will enjoy the whole experience a lot more. Shakespeare was an extremely clever writer, because he knew that he could make plays that could be seem boring to 'normal' people more interesting by just simply making them feel involved. Once he'd done this, it wouldn't matter to them about poor stagecraft, the play becomes epic to them, the exact intention Shakespeare had.
Teenink.com explains, “Shakespeare drew the plot for Macbeth from historical sources--particularly Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Even though Shakespeare used Holinshed’s Chronicles as a chief foundation for Macbeth, he selectively changed parts of history for his boss/monarch, King James I. While Shakespeare used Holinshed's work extensively in Macbeth, it is clear that he changed different aspects of the historical writing. One of which was Banquo, the ancestor of King James I. William Shakespeare had to alter Banquo’s character immensely to create a respectable reputation for both King James I and his ancestors. According to www.shakespeare-online.com, “In both [Macbeth and the Chronicles], Banquo initially is a noble soldier fighting along side Macbeth in King Duncan’s army”.
So, when writing the opening of "Romeo and Juliet", Shakespeare takes care of all these points effectively. Shakespeare's main aims in this opening are evidently to build up tension and ambience, present the reader with an atmosphere of animosity and hatred against which Romeo and Juliet's love is doomed to fail. I think that he is very successful in this. Scene 1 begins with servants from the rivalling families fighting, which seems more trivial and vaguely comical. But when some of the higher status characters enter th... ... middle of paper ... ... depressed, and what a background for young love, we think.
As many of the guests were standing, usually the poorer less educated people referred to as the groundlings, Shakespeare had to make sure his plays were interesting and drew people in right from the start. The first scene of any play is extremely important and the Shakespearian tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is no different. As in any first scene, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ plays across many different story lines and characters to the audience thus keeping them engaged and interested. It creates tension and lost of action and by the end of the scene there are many unanswered questions. It also includes amusement for the groundlings.
Macbeth was one of these works as he wrote this in 1606 to honor James I becoming the king of England. To please him, he altered many features of characters, as well as add in fictional characters. This changed the plot of the story greatly, making it very different from the story Shakespeare bases it off of. In addition, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar also features these fictional pieces to avoid complicating the plot of the story. The assassination of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is still, to this day, one of the greatest and complicated murder cases in history.
Playwrights catered to this patriotism by writing chronicles, or history plays, Sh... ... middle of paper ... ...aying the lives of kings and royalty in most human terms. He also begins the interweaving, in these histories of comedy and tragedy. This would become one of his stylistic signatures. Due to this talent one seeing a Shakespearean play got a does of culture, history, and grammar all in one sitting. Shakespeare knew his history well, but often he changed the simple facts to suit the medium of the play.