Shakespeare). In this excerpt from the letter, Hamlet tells Ophelia that she can doubt many things including truth itself, but that she should not doubt his love for her. This shows that he loves her because his words act as a declaration saying that no matter what, he will love her. Hamlet was sure that Ophelia would be the only recipient to the letter and so thought he could express his true and honest feelings. Hamlet’s words to Ophelia clearly illustrate that he loved her.
AS Level Drama Supporting Notes Section 1 The chosen practitioners for our AS Level drama performance of ‘Stolen Secrets’ by Finn Kennedy is the Kneehigh Theatre Company. We read books about Kneehigh, watched video clips of their performances and discussed their methods. The key aspect of Kneehigh that inspired was their unique way of storytelling that is woven into each of their plays. Kneehigh has been called ‘the company that has put the soul back into storytelling’. Kneehigh use physical theatre and eccentric characterisations to add to the quirkiness of their storytelling which was appealing to our group as we wanted to push ourselves to find new strengths enabling us to create challenging, innovative, emotionally-charged work as Kneehigh
In both of these plays, the playwrights have manipulated the concept of belonging and explored the belonging of humans to create strong characters in their texts. Belonging is found in every text whether it be comedy or tragedy alike, they are all based around belonging, so within the works of these two authors, interest is drawn by the responders through their takes on belonging. Every move made by a character, every word spoken and every decision they make is all the work of the authors themselves. Context is a major feature that is involved with the way these authors have written about belonging, as when the times change, so does the value of certain aspects of society. One idea that coincides with belonging is that of reputation and reputation is held of great importance during both the 1600s and the 60s, the contexts in which Othello was written and the Salem Witch Trials took place, but also includes the year when The Crucible was written.
Cherry seems to become more nutty when she falls for Lewis. But that’s what the audience wants to see, the normality of people turning mad because of love. Nowra is trying to cut out the fact that these people are really insane and hid it with the fact that love is what is important in this play, for people to understand that love makes you mad whether you are or not. As Julie says ‘Love is hallucinating without the
everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice. who hides and what is hidden? how does deceit function in the world of the play, and how does it help the play comment on life in
She is as duped by her husband, Iago, as much as the rest of the cast and she tries to amend her wrongdoings in the end by telling the truth to Othello although she is too late to save her mistress, Desdemona. Bianca on the other hand is women who I believe is in on the whole plot to ruin Othello. In my readings I think that Iago uses this women for his
Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a story of two lovers that ends in tragedy. It is well known for being a romantic piece with an inherited conflict and a macabre ending. Many uses of figurative language enhance the experience of reading the play. Whether it is providing a new perception of the story, creating a scene in the reader’s head, or making the entire play sound in the poetic tone, the devices used by Shakespeare heighten the senses while reading the story. With the use of light and dark images and the themes of love and death, Shakespeare paints a vivid picture in the reader’s head that helps them to better understand it.
In Act 3 Scene 2, Don John enters Leonato’s house and says to Claudio “I came hither to tell you, and circumstances shortened the lady is disloyal.” Don John is presented as a ‘deceiver’ in this scene by his actions, creating uproar between the couple. The ways in which Shakespeare presents men’s attitudes to women are not used for comical purposes in this scene. This scene presents women to be promiscuous and untrustworthy characters. Also, the fact that Claudio believes Don John and assumes that the woman committing adultery is Hero portrays
In Act II where there is a party in Leonatos house Beatrice talks to a masked man and tell awful things about Benedick to him. “He is the prince’s jester: a very dull fool…” This is telling u that Beatrice knows that the masked men is Benedick but she wants to make him feel bad. After that Benedick explodes and go talk with Don Pedro. “But that my Lady Beatrice should know me, and not know me! The prince’s fool!
She means that her hands are red, too (because she has been busy smearing the King's blood on the | |grooms), but that she would be ashamed to have a heart as white as Macbeth's. A white heart is white because it has no blood, and the | |person with a white heart is a coward. As she delivers this insult, we hear the knocking again, and Lady Macbeth takes her husband away, | |telling him that "A little water clears us of this deed" (2.2.64). | |At this point in the play, it appears that Macbeth would be helpless without his wife. [Scene Summary]