In my essay, I am going to discuss whether Shakespeare’s plays are still relevant today. So I will give ideas on why Shakespeare is still relevant and I will give you reasons why Shakespeare is not relevant in today’s world, I have my bibliography on the last page, this is where I got all my information and quote from. Shakespeare was a writer in the late 1500’s and early 1600’s. His plays were very famous and they were performed all over the word. He wrote in modern English however, it’s not like the English we speak at school, that is why even though it’s in “modern English” it can be confusing.
Offer a reading of an adaptation of a play which highlights the ways in which the source has been interpreted and presented for the contemporary audience. Refer closely to the text and film in your discussion. Julie Scott-Jones HUM 604 Adapting Shakespeare Word Count Excluding Quotes and Bibliography: 2,195 The adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays to film has raised many debates as to whether the films do justice to Shakespeare’s plays or if they disfigure his true meaning, words and phrases. Yet despite what Shakespearean critics and analysts may think or say, bringing Shakespeare to the screen has broadened its demographic audience. Shakespeare first wrote for the masses; he wrote plays set all over the known world of the sixteenth century which included characters of many different races and creeds.
At the time of performance, most of the audience members would already be well acquainted with the story of Henry IV so it was especially important that the language be varied and colorful enough to keep the audience interested. The depth of Shakespeare’s writing is almost immeasurable. The layers, upon layers of each story are never-ending. The lessons that he intricately woven into every aspect of the play are countless. William Shakespeare created stories with so much detail and commotion that he was able to get inside of his audience heads, almost always without their consent or knowledge.
In the process of completing this project I have executed all of the above. In addition to reading the page-turning play, I saw the multi-award winning film, and greatly enjoyed it. However, despite the fact that the film and the play were both very successful, I found that there are a few considerable differences between the two. When the New York theatre production of A Streetcar Named Desire was transformed into a film many changes were made. Part of this was due to the fact that movies have to be presented differently from play.
In addition to writing, he also acted some of the minor parts in his plays. William Shakespeare was a very wealthy man and he and his company paid for the Global Theater to be made. It was built in 1599 in London. Many people believed that the theater was an octagonal shape, but another theory out there is that it was a 20 sided building. The theatre held between 1500
One that did was Loin King as a kid I loved this movie. I really don’t know how many times I have watched it. Hamlet is a great play a lot of movies have been made of this play. A lot of people do not realize that Hamlet and the Lion King follow petty much the same plot, Lion King is just where little kids can understand it. The play Hamlet and the movie The Loin King will be compared on several levels, the first will be on the characters in the stories, plot, setting,
Classic novels are well written and provide readers with exposure to language not heard in our everyday lives. As an avid reader of many different genres I feel that I have noticed the classics still have relevance today and are discussed in detail by people of many generations. Some are entertaining enough to be made into movies. I strongly believe that there is a now a tendency in society to always discard the old for the new without thinking about how it is still useful today. The underlying messages outlined in many classic novels and discussed amongst readers haven’t changed over the years and are still relevant in today’s world.
DeMille has the ability to paint the perfect picture and explain each scenario that almost put you in the story and want to continue reading to see what was around the next corner. As are all of Mr. DeMilles’ pieces of work, this book was and continues to be on the number one New York times best selling list among many others. Nelson Demille has had one of his novels made into a motion picture and 1 other made into a television movie. “The Generals Daughter”, is a top 50 all-time box office hit, grossing over $250 million, and “Word of Honor”, was a highly successful television movie. “The Charm School”, as well as three other novels from Mr. DeMille is in current production for major motion pictures.
Lady Macbeth: Shakespeare’s Modern Day Medea Author and critic Judith Cook explains, “Lady Macbeth…has continued to intrigue and puzzle most commentators [and] critics over the centuries” (120). Lady Macbeth’s character is intriguing in that she is strong, persuasive, and committed, and Shakespeare understood the importance of presenting interesting characters. Former British professor Emrys Jones writes, “Much of Shakespeare’s power comes from his skill in choosing subjects that arouse interest and attention” (15). Shakespeare was a man who took what was popular at his time and adjusted those stories to create his works. In the case of Macbeth, critics have long recognized that Shakespeare borrowed extensively from Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1577).
Many youths and adults across the globe read the odyssey, some had to others choose to, some enjoyed it while others disliked it. However, one thing stands the same, most people, no matter what the circumstances, don’t think about or even realize the inspiration the Odyssey has had on today’s world thousands of years after the famous novel was written. Homer’s Odyssey has more importance than just being an old, lengthy and well-written novel. The book has inspired modern literature, movies, art, music, science and transportation. The Odyssey has been inspirational in many aspects of our lives, but they can be narrowed down into 2 categories; entertainment and science.