This evidently showcases through the clear humorous plats by the playwright. The use of high levels of creativity captures immediate attention through hilarious repetitive twists among the characters. The play’s production addresses major themes within the contemporary society. The play illustrates a modern classic piece of art through the rare production technique embedded in surprise, anger and laughter. A showcase of the production performance credits a list of demands in the past to satisfy the future.
Munday was able to construct good plots, but was quite lacking in the ability to envelop his plays with the atmosphere of charm and romance which is so marked in the work of Greene and Shakespeare. The best romantic comedy, outside of Shakespeare, is an anonymous piece called The Merry Devil of Edmonton, published in 1607. Green supplied the early models both for romantic and pastoral comedy. The Aminta of Tasso and Pastor Fido of Guarini had appeared in book form in Italy as early as 1590 and had been promptly brought to England, where they had attracted the attention of the courtly and aristocratic clans. The most gifted writer of this group was Samuel Daniel, author of the two court pastorals produced in the early years of the seventeenth century.
Scott Sims 2/13/14 Period 2 Critical Lens Essay Novels are filled with protagonists; the heroes, the “good guys”, and the main characters the reader will generally fancy. Along with the heroes come the antagonists, the enemies, the “bad guys”, and the characters that have conflict with the protagonists. “The glory in ones life is to be generous to ones friends and merciless to ones enemies” is a quote from the ancient Greek play Medea by Euripides. The quote shows how the antagonist in a story comes to be the glorious hero or heroine that the audience sees them as. According to the quote, this glory is obtained through the way that a person benefits his or her allies and the way they inflict hurt upon their enemies as well.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, which has been staged and cinematized many times. This comedic play encompasses some ancient Greek motives and characteristics with miraculous plot composition and exquisite humor. This play was supposedly been written on the behalf of the wedding of some wealthy British aristocrats and, consequently, contains the topic of love and affection. But aside from the highly sublime topic of love, the play also contains several comedic elements as well. And as it is characteristic of comedy or any other representative of the spectrum of dramatic genres, all the themes and ideas implied by the author are fulfilled or performed by characters, heroes of a play, through their speech, feelings, actions and behavior.
AP English Literature 4 April 2013 Victorian Era Satirization in The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde creates a light, yet well constructed, piece of timeless literature through The Importance of Being Earnest with strong characters and themes that satirize the Victorian era and its views. Aspects of Victorian society that are expressed very clearly throughout the text include society’s pride in status and arranged marriage, the importance of manners, and how people could find themselves stuck inside their own world of upper class and their mind. Wilde took these themes and brought them to extremes in hopes of showing the absurdity that he believed was behind the values of the time period through his characters and how they interact with one another with regard to Victorian values. Being of high class himself, Wilde was able to identify and understand the different variables of upper class society well and express them through his writing. Marriage, during this time period, was arranged by the authorities of the household and chosen to push someone higher up on the social ladder.
Comic Relief Date: 25/07/2011 Course Code: ENG4U Shakespeare often adds some comedy to his plays. It is generally known as ‘comic relief’ because the tragedy is so overwhelming with murders, ghosts, suicides and anguish. It gives everyone some breathing room before the intensity of the next act. Comic relief is a humorous scene, or incident occurring in the middle of a serious or tragic selection and intentionally designed to relieve emotional stress. At the same time to increase, and emphasize the tragic plot.
the morality play often ended with a solemn moral. in the light of these pts we may call marlowe's doctor faustus as aa belated morality play inspite of its tragic ending. it has been mentioned that in morality plays the characters were personified abstractions of vices or virtues. in doc faustus also we found the good and evil angels, the former stand for the path of virtue and the latter for sin and damnation ,one for conscience and the other for desires. then we have the old man appearing, telling faustus that he is there 'to guide' thy steps unto the way of life'.he symbolizes the forces of righteousness and morality.
The plays ‘Dr Faustus’ and ‘The Tempest’ both recognise the dangers of magic and dramatise ambivalence. Shakespeare’s lexical choice of ‘rough’ captures the attitudes and criticisms towards magic in the Renaissance period; however, through the paracelsian magus Prospero, the playwright explores the possibility of morality in the use of magic. Mebane describes magic in ‘Dr Faustus’ as a “unifying symbol which draws together three aspects of Renaissance thought…indulgence of the senses and the enjoyment of world beauty, the quest for wealth and political power, and the pursuit of infinite knowledge”, it is obvious that the three aspects mentioned by Mebane are material and cater only for Faustus’ worldly appetites; ultimately leading him to hubris (by the virtue of attempting to challenge God’s authority and therefore crossing his human boundaries) and his nemesis by God of death and hell. The difference between the protagonist Prospero and tragic hero Faustus is that Prospero realises his magic is human, limited and natural and claims his magic is ‘bless’d’, whereas Faustus cannot comprehend that God is the omnipotent and knowingly sides with Beelzebub the devil. Prospero asserts ‘godlike’ power and dominates in the play: “Now does my project gather to a head/ My charms crack not, my spirits obey”, Shakespeare’s pun on ‘spirits’ refers to both the human and magical, emphasising Prospero’s authoritative, omnipotent and omniscient role in ‘The Tempest’.
All critics agree in considering Twelfth Night as one of the most delightful of Shakespeare’s comedies. It is full of sweetness and pleasantry. It makes us laugh at the follies of mankind, not despire them, still less bear any ill-will towards them. From start to end the play is full of gay joviality. The sentimental elements and the unsentimental malice a livelier, more dramatic impression from their contrast: and the contrast itself makes the dolling life of the play more interesting to an audience.
(ii) The plot consists of a series of thrilling events only loosely connected together by the fact that the same central character figures in them all. (iii) The plot is episodic, and the insider thrilling or sensational. (iv) There is immense variety-social setting of incident and of character. (v) A picture of contemporary society is thus presented realistically and completely. (vi) The novelist may satirize various faults of character or the corruption of society, but his purpose is to entertain and delight.