Born Apr. 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon; died there Apr. 23, 1616. English playwright and poet.
Shakespeare’s father was John Shakespeare, an artisan and merchant. As a grammar school student, Shakespeare learned Latin and the fundamentals of ancient Greek. Beginning in the
The 1993 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing, by Kenneth Branagh, differs in many aspects from the original script written by Shakespeare. Branagh employs brilliant cinematography, manipulating lighting, camera angles to produce a carefree version to the original text.
The Plays of Tragic Conception
Romeo and Juliet (1591-1595)
source: an Italian tale translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562, and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1582;
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SHAKESPEARE AND TOLERANCE
Shakespeare’s remarkable ability to detect and express important new currents and moods in his culture often led him to dramatise human interactions in terms of the presence or absence of tolerance. Differences of religion, gende
"As You Like it presents an image of human life, not as an arena for heroic endeavour, but as a place of encounters." Consider some of the encounters presented in the play, and their significance to its insight into human life.
"Man in his Time plays many parts , his Acts being seven ages." He