Mercutio, the hot-headed best friend of Romeo, adds wit and humor to the play Romeo and Juliet and was included in the play to make the audience laugh and also to keep them on the edge of their seats with suspense. Mercutio, in his humorous nature, loved to tease Romeo about his lovesickness; he calls Romeo a
They are said to have joked around a lot, seemingly having fun while playing a prank by coming “early to the Queen’s bedchamber one morning; dressed in short coats of Kentish cloth, with hoods, bows and arrows, like Robin Hood”. What this implies is that the King trusts his nobility enough that he allows them into the Queen’s chamber. They continued to enjoy themselves later at dinner, when Henry “arranged the seating and joked with all; and had [them] parade in strange costumes before they brought in actors to stage a play.” This could be seen as showing that Henry very much enjoyed the company of his nobility, counting them as his friends. Source 2 is from a proclamation issued by Henry himself, in July 1511, as he was about to go to war with France. Due to the war at hand, “The King commanded all the lords and most of the nobles to prepare as many able men for war as they can muster from their
“Tartuffe reminds me of a grown up version of a Dr. Seuss book.” says Casey McCall, who plays Mariane, “It really is a great Show, and I think that people will enjoy it a lot.” The audience is in for quite the surprise when they see this show. They’ll be shocked to see how many parallels there are in modern life to a play that was written centuries ago. Every audience member will be able to connect to a character, whether they’re the religious hypocrite, the person who speaks out of place to fight for what’s right, or the young boy having their love seduced by another man who we all know
How does Shakespeare successfully create comedy in Act 1 of Twelfth Night? Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night takes place during celebrations when the social hierarchy seems to be nearing towards non-existent and rankings seem to be overrun by excess partying. Tricking each other and speaking in puns was common at this time meaning Shakespeare could easily incorporate humour into the play. Through physical comedy, wit and wordplay and the use of dramatic irony, Shakespeare brings out the elements of comedy to the audience, keeping them entertained throughout. In Act 1 Scene 1 we are introduced to the Duke, Curio and Valentine.
-With detailed reference to Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, explain how Baz Luhrmann has adapted the scene to appeal to a modern audience. In Shakespeare’s play, the actors wore elaborate costumes; they wore specific colours to accentuate their characters personality and also to make the play visually exciting. In Baz Luhrmann’s production he did the same, during Act 1 Scene 5 the costumes were very elaborate, this was due to the fact that the characters were at Lord Capulet’s gathering or party. Lord Capulet wore the colour purple, this shows royalty, there was also a similarity to that of Caesar, known as the master of the roman world, and dressing like this could over exaggerate the fact that Lord Capulet is a powerful man. Lady Capulet dressed similar to Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian ruler, this also shows power and that she is a dominant female, seeing as they are both dressed as powerful leaders.
The blindness Trimalchio has to his own extravagance and self-centeredness is very similar to the culture of our own nation. The luxuriousness of his life is clouded by his need to impress his peers, in this case his guests. The entrance to his party is described in detail: “Trimalchio himself was carried in to the sound of music and set down on a pile of tightly stuffed cushions” (811). His entrance alone shows this need to amaze his guests, and as the story continues this need to impress becomes more and more evident. Because of his desire to show off, he is blind to what he is
Hitch is an enjoyable romantic comedy which had the audience spontaneously laughing and clapping in the cinema, right until the end credits. Will Smith plays Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens, effectively a life coach in romance. Hitch works entirely on personal recommendation to the extent that many believe New York’s ‘date doctor’ to be an urban myth. Hitch dispenses a variety of advice in the opening scenes of the film, saying that ‘any man can sweep any woman off her feet . .
This further added to the effectiveness of the set. The projection was intense and powerful. There was not a place in the theatre that you could not understand what was being said. The final bows brought everyone to their feet in an uproar of praises and applause. If I had the money, I would travel across the country to watch it again in another theatre because of how powerful the show was.
Gatsby may portray that the main reason why he throws massive parties is because he just simply wants to, but the true reason is because he hopes that Daisy will one day show up. Also, Nick, being the grounded man that he is, notices how impersonal Gatsby’s parties are, when he remarks “The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other's names." (Fitzgerald 45). This quote makes it evident that West Eggers lived only in the present and simply used Gatsby for his generosity. West Eggers are known for their outrageous activities and parties whereas East Eggers carry themselves with more confidence, class, and statue.
As the play “King Lear” is a well-known play to the reader, adjustments to its normality gives the reader a joyful experience. The “get ready man”, whose name himself is already funny, interrupts the play and presents himself as a lunatic. His hyperbole of “the world is coming to an end” is of course absurd and incredulous to the reader, but it arouses the reader’s unexpectedness, which is relieved through the form of humor. Furthermore, his ridiculous shouting fits well in the dialogue and special effects of the performance, which adds dramatic effects to the story. All of this adds to the humor of the play.