Macbeth is considered to be one of the most unusual and mysterious tragedies of Shakespeare. Being one of the very few plays, which was never performed while Shakespeare was alive, and the shortest of his plays, it is notorious among actors as the most unlucky theatrical works. Another peculiarity of Macbeth is that it focuses on the theme of the evil, but with a peculiar difference.
King Lear is one of the world’s most brilliant insights into the weaknesses of a human being. The main theme of Shakespeare’s tragedy is the corruption of the human soul by the unlimited power and authority and self-destruction, which results from it.
Creative heritage of William Shakespeare in the sphere of theatrical plays can be roughly divided into three main genres, each of which correlate to a certain period of his development as a writer, namely: early historical dramas, comedies and tragedies. One of the most vivid examples of his early works is “King John”.
Julius Caesar is one of several plays that William Shakespeare wrote using true events of the Roman history as a basis. Thematically it focuses on the conspiracy against Julius Caesar in 44 BC and his assassination, but its idea elaborates the issues of betrayal and the conflict of friendship and civil duty.
The story of Hamlet, a prince whose father was killed by his uncle and then called upon his son to avenge on him, was known to the reader long before William Shakespeare used to create his best-known tragedy. However, he was definitely the author who managed to shift the key attention of the audience from the tragedy of circumstances to the tragedy of true human feelings. But what makes Hamlet a truly tragic character?
There are more and more cars sold each year all around the world especially in developed countries. With cars being so convenient, it is no wonder the trend is consistent. However, they also raise a whole scope of problems: air pollution, congestion, lack of parking space, the necessity of recycling schemes. Only in Britain the number of cars now roughly equals half of Britain’s population. It is clear that the growth must somehow be limited. This can be done in two ways.
As You Like It is a play by William Shakespeare, which belongs to once popular genre of a pastoral comedy and was based upon a prose romance Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge. The plot describes the adventures of main heroine Rosalind, who, being oppressed by her uncle, tries to find safety in the Forest of Arden, but eventually finds love.
The story of Antony and Cleopatra and their fatal love gained massive popularity in the Renaissance period and was used for both theatrical plays and poems. Most of them exploited the plot described in Plutarch’s Life of Marcus Antonius. And William Shakespeare is not an exception here. However, having taken the same story line, he managed to create a play full of vivid characters. One of them is Cleopatra, who is considered to be one of the most complex female characters in Shakespearean plays.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most unusual works of Shakespeare. This can be vividly exemplified by the analysis of its origin, peculiarities of its plot and ideas.
Since the dawn of civilization, men have been responsible for hunting and providing food to their families. Women had to look after the needs of the family and raise the kids. This has been the norm for several millennia until the world wars. During the First and the Second World Wars, when the men went away to fight, the factories and business establishments hired women to replace them in large numbers. Since families also needed money to sustain themselves during the wars, huge numbers of women went to work in factories and offices. A number of armament factories also needed women to work in their assembly lines to manufacture the guns, bombs, tanks and airplanes used in the war.