Complete Works of Shakespeare Essays

  • Bartleby Review

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    love of books to create accessible, searchable electronic versions of classic literature and reference works. The first book published on the site was Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass in 1994. Following this success, van Leeuwen continued to develop the project privately, becoming in 1997 and continuing to expand into the impressive collection of classic and modern reference and works of literature that it is today (Hane, 2000). On first visiting the site, the user is impressed by the

  • foolear Essay on Shakespeare's King Lear - The Fool In Us

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    King Lear: The Fool In Us King Lear is without doubt Shakespeare's most nihilistic play.  It is a storm without clearing.  In this version of reality, faith is absurd.  The play is set in the pagan era, where King Lear loses all his faith in the gods.  However, we see the need for Christian revelation in the hopelessness of the play.  We also see in the character of the Fool a character who resembles the wisdom and words of the Apostle Paul "Let no man deceive himself.  If any man among you

  • The Production Of William Shakespeare's 'Revised'

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    The production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] by Carl Canwell, Scott William Ray and L. Kelly Reed at La Sierra University was entertaining. I attended a Sunday’s performance on October 26. The three actors who were also the director did an amazing job of presenting the play by interacting and keeping the audience laughing throughout the entire play. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] was all about Shakespeare play. In the beginning

  • Main Characters of The Tempest by William Shakespeare

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    William Shakespeare uses his plays not only to entertain the audience, but also to push the audience toward self-evaluation. The brilliance of Shakespeare is that his plays may be interpreted in different ways. The Tempest is not simply a fictional story meant to entertain the audience, but also a complete figurative narrative meant to mirror the art of the theatre. In this play each character represents a significant part in the alternate interpretation of the narrative. Examination of specific

  • Influencing Alexandre Dumas

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    Influencing Alexandre Dumas The works of Shakespeare have a great influence on other cultured works around the world. Other writers have written their own variations on Shakespeare’s themes of his plays, and adapted his style into their storylines. One of these writers consist of Alexandre Dumas, having written the famous classics The Count of Monte Cristo , The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask to name a few. He was fascinated by the plays of Shakespeare which displayed a plethora

  • Shakespearean Adaptations for Children

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    Undeniably, the works of William Shakespeare have inspired contemporary adaptations that can appeal to audiences who have never read the Bard’s plays. But how appropriate is it to present to children, who lack the life experience and maturity to understand the depth of the works, the dark side of Shakespeare—the death of Juliet, the seductive nature of Caliban in The Tempest, and the violent struggles in Hamlet? There is no simple answer. In appropriating Shakespeare's works for young audiences,

  • The Power of Self-Destruction in Shakespeare's Othello

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    Othello, the Moor of Venice published in 1622 by William Shakespeare, one of the greatest writers known in English literature. Othello has been said to be of the most touching and intimate of Shakespeare tragedies. The source of Othello comes from Girald Cirthio’s Tall of the Moor, considering the modification of a few details, this was a manifestation of Shakespeare’s ability to take a reputable story and elevate it into poetic tragedy (Cahn 106). Othello is the story of love, deception, and power

  • William Shakespeare Research Paper

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    Shakespeare: Author, Poet, Man “Is it for fear to wet a widow’s eye, that thou consum’st thyself in single life? Ah! If thou shalst hap to die, the world will wail thee like a makeless wife.” This is a quote from one Shakespeare’s more famous sonnets, Is it for fear to wet a widow`s eye? William Shakespeare was often a hard man to decrypt through his works, but when one studies him as a man a lot can be found on what kind of person he was. Shakespeare wrote many plays and poems that are often referenced

  • Hamlet's Presence In Popular Culture Essay

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    (Soliloquy on B). Faber-Castell cleverly broadcasted the quote to sell pencils (Faber-Castell). It has even been used in the beginning of a Beyoncé song (Knowles). Shakespeare’s timeless works are often presumed to be affiliated with high culture, but if Shakespeare supposedly wrote such high-brow literature, then why are the works often quoted in low-brow modern media such as The Simpsons, Star Trek, and every other romance novel? Some artworks are heavily based on Hamlet, such as the Lion King.

  • Williams Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Era

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    Shakespeare is unquestionably one of the most, if not the most, influential and renowned playwrights of the Elizabethan era. He was and still is recognized today for his boundless talent in the literary and theatrical worlds. Readers speculate whether he is writing about himself specifically and his own personal experiences or from other inspirations. Regardless, there is raw emotion and profound depth found in his words. In this particular piece, Shakespeare is in a troubled state and he is attempting

  • Shakespeare In Love -Combination of Romantic Comedy and Shakespearean Tragedy

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    Shakespeare In Love -Combination of Romantic Comedy and Shakespearean Tragedy William Shakespeare once told us, "All the World’s a Stage" —and now his quote can be applied to his own life as it is portrayed in the recent film, Shakespeare In Love. This 1998 motion picture prospered with the creative scripting of Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman and direction of John Madden. The combined effort of these men, on top of many other elements, produced a film that can equally be enjoyed by the Shakespeare

  • Delving into the Personality of Shakespeare in “What Was He Really Like? by Stanley Wells

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    biographies written about William Shakespeare attempt to explain his life chronologically from birth to death. These accounts aim to describe his life through discussing his works and accomplishments. The problem with this pattern is that there are only so many ways humans can rewrite the same facts about the same person. Contrary to most papers about Shakespeare, the essay titled “What Was He Really Like?”, written by Stanley Wells, focuses internally on who Shakespeare was as an ordinary person. Instead

  • William Shakespeare Research Paper

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    scholars, however, were able to come to the consensus that William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Unfortunately, a vast majority of the information regarding Shakespeare remains only as a supposition. Even the Shakespearean Folios and quartos which exist today are alike in much the same way; although a small percentage of those pieces may come close, almost none of them replicate Shakespeare’s original works exactly. People dedicate their entire lives in a search for what

  • Comparing the Sonnets of Petrarchan and Shakespearean in Style, Structure and Subject Approach

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    Shakespeare and Petrarch, two poets popular for their contributions on the issue of love, both tackle the subject of their work through sonnet, yet there are key contrasts in their style, structure, and in the way, each approaches their subjects. Moreover, it is clear that in "Sonnet 130," Shakespeare in fact parodies Petrarch's style and thoughts as his storyteller describes his mistress, whose "eyes are in no way as the sun" (Shakespeare 1918). Shakespeare seems, by all accounts, to mock the exaggerated

  • Essay On Why Shakespeare Should Not Be Taught In Schools

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    William Shakespeare is considered one of best playwright/poet of all time. Shakespeare's date of birth is unknown but he is believed to be born around April 23, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613, his works were mainly comedies and historical these works remain regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres (Wikipedia). Starting roughly 1594 he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players

  • Hamlet Proved Too Much for Shakespeare

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    Hamlet Proved Too Much for Shakespeare “We must simply admit that here Shakespeare tackled a problem which proved too much for him.” T. S. Eliot  The real tragedy of Hamlet is that it is so far from being a masterpiece of Shakespeare - the play is most certainly an artistic failure. In several ways the play is puzzling, and disquieting as is none of the other plays of Shakespeare. Of all the plays it is the longest and is possibly the one on which Shakespeare spent most pains; and yet he has left

  • Samuel Johnson's "Preface to Shakespeare"

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    termed great only because of his antiquity. Dr. Samuel Johnson says in his "Preface to Shakespeare" that a work of literature is great only when it is worth reading. When it lacks excellence, it will be rejected. A work of literature lives only when it has some value. Its value changes from time to time and from age to age. In spite of this changing attitude of the readers towards a literary work, the work must contain some absolute standards if it has to stand the test of time. In the light

  • Comparison: Petrarchan and Shakespearean Sonnets

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    form of sonnet, Shakespeare and Petrarch both address the subject of love, yet there are key contrasts in their style, structure, and in the manner, each approaches their subjects. Moreover, in "Sonnet 130," Shakespeare, in fact, parodies Petrarch's style and thoughts as his storyteller describes his mistress, whose "eyes are in no way as the sun" (Shakespeare 1918). Through his English poem, Shakespeare seems to mock the exaggerated descriptions expanded throughout Petrarch’s work by portraying the

  • Macbeth Ambition And Ambition

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    's speedy rise to the throne. Macbeth makes quick work of becoming king because he sets his mind to the ambitions he holds, and accomplishes them with Lady Macbeth 's support pushing him. However, sometimes harmless ambitions set in motion a path of negative and harmful actions required to achieve them. Macbeth 's hasty rise to the throne is due to obtaining the knowledge of the future and possessing an overpowering amount of ambition (Shakespeare). When he hears the prophecy, Macbeth instantly thinks

  • Time to Move Beyond the Cult of Shakespeare

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    authority of a Church." In the traditional sense, a Church of Shakespeare does not exist. However, over the last three hundred years scholars and critics have spurred Shakespeare's transcendence into a sort of Elizabethan-era god. No longer is he 'William Shakespeare, playwright.' He is now 'The Bard.' Bardolatry's presence in the world of literature has grown with each essay and book defending the traditional views of Shakespeare as an infallible master of language. There are buildings and