Romeo AND Juliet In one of the most celebrated and retold plays in history “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare depicts many tragedies and unforeseeable events, that all contribute to the eventual demise of the main characters. Shakespeare manages to stress that the deaths endured at the hands of the Romeo and Juliet were mainly not preventable as misguided and poor decisions made at hands of the elders involved meant that disaster was inevitable. Fate also hints at the fact that tragedy was going to be around the corner as Romeo and Juliet were willing to test the boundaries as to how far their relationships would go, although such a catastrophe could have been prevented through the mending of ties between the feuding families. A contributing factor as to why the deaths of the main characters were predominately not preventable was the profound fact that both Romeo and Juliet were clearly misguided by those around them. Shakespeare employs Friar Lawrence as one of these characters that abets the death of Romeo and Juliet as he fails to deny the two “star crossed lovers” any part in marriage instead aiding their eventual demise through the careful yet greatly flawed plan where Friar Lawrence “gave thee remedy” that formed the basis of the two characters deaths.
1) What is Romeo and Juliet’s fatal flaw? How does it lead to their downfall? In the novel “Romeo and Juliet” Romeo and Juliet were the tragic hero’s of the book; this meant that they both had possessed traits that had led to their downfall. Romeo had several fatal flaws: he was an overly emotional person, and he had an impulsive, somewhat unpremeditated and rash demeanor. Another was him falling in love much too quickly and deeply.
What plays might it be compared to? What is the effect of mingling comedyand tragedy in the same play?9. Bertold Brecht was one of the great innovators of the twentieth-century stage because of his "epic theater"; manycritics have seen a similarity between Brecht and Wilder's works, and this despite the fact that their politicalviews are very different from each other. Read Brecht's Mother Courage (also a war play) and discuss howBrecht and Wilder use non-realistic staging. What are the similarities?
There are obvious comparisons that can be drawn between King Lear and The Dresser, for example: both are tragic stories about an egotistical protagonist, Lear/Sir, and his descent into madness. Whether obvious, or subtle, there are many other similarities that can be explored as well, such as: plot/theme and character types. Plot/Theme King Lear and The Dresser, both, have an episodic plot structure and include the use of a parallel plot, or subplot. In King Lear, the main storyline is about the strained relationships between King Lear and his daughters – Goneril and Regan’s deceptive betrayal of their father, and Cordelia’s dismissed, yet unwavering devotion to him. The basic theme of “good vs. evil” is then reinforced by the
These works are protected by common law or statuary copyright unless in the public domain. These productions generally feature actors, costumes and sets. The history of the theatrical production goes back to ancient Greece. Theatre production varies in many ways. Today's contemporary theatres produce a variety of plays and musicals that attract very different audiences.
If you were to count these adaptations as works of Shakespeare, then he has a very large current audience. However, those who watch these modernized plays may have no idea that they were inspired by Shakespeare's works. Apparently, the audience of this great playwriter and poet has changed greatly since his time and era. However, the audiences of today and Shakespeare's era is somewhat similar in the way that all people enjoy his works. Back at the Globe Theater, the peasents came to watch Shakespeare's plays as well as the wealthy nobles.
Friar Lawrence did have some responsibility in the deaths of the two lovers but as many can see, hastiness is by far guiltier than Friar Lawrence. Hastiness had a great influence on characters at various times throughout the play. First, Romeo and Juliet experienced an influence of hastiness when they first met each other and fell in love. “And touching hers, make blessed my rude hand./ Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night/” (1.5.48-50).
The History of Theatre Alanna Leon Effective Essay Writing/COM/150 May 27, 2012 Michael Macbride The History of Theatre Theatre is a fantastic, entertaining, and very old art form. An evolution of storytelling, theatre is an expression of life. The history of theatre can be traced all the way back to the time of Ancient Greece. The art of theatre has survived many years and has evolved greatly during those years. A performance you would have seen in Ancient Greece is not at all what you would see in a performance today.
Although if the feud between the Capulet's and the Montague's was to have never existed, then all of the characters would have been alive. Romeo and Juliet could have lived happily ever after, Mercutio could go back to being Romeo's witty friend, Tybalt could go back to being the vain, and fashionable cousin of Juliet, and Romeo's mother could go back to loving Lord Montague. But, all those actions and consequences is what makes Romeo and Juliet a tragedy, by having forbidden love and the somber theme of
How well does Shakespeare incorporate the three elements of romance, tragedy and comedy? The Tempest is Shakespeare’s last flamboyant and shortest play. It is difficult to categorize this play as it has elements of romance, tragedy and comedy. The tragic elements arise from the usurpation of the play’s protagonist Prospero and his daughter, the vengeance of Prospero and the plotting of murder woven quite neatly into the play. Romantic elements come from the love shared between Miranda and Ferdinand.