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Fact About William Shakespeare, From A-Z

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Jack Murer

on 2 March 2015

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B-Banquo was a captain in the play
who is murdered under orders from Macbeth

Facts About William Shakespeare, From A-Z
A- April 23rd was Shakespeare's Birthday
E- "Eternity was in our lips and eyes, bliss in our eyes bent." From
Antony and Cleopatra
, describing intimate interactions of Antony and Cleopatra
C-Cleopatra, one of the two titular characters in Shakespeare's play ,
Antony and Cleopatra
D- "these violent Delights have violent ends," a quote from
Romeo and Juliet
in which the consequences of their actions are foreshadowed heavily.
F- Flowers played an integral role in many of Shakespeare's plays, often portraying various emotions of love or happiness.
G- the Goat-like features of Puck, the character who leads others to foul decisions in
A Midsummer's Night Dream
are used to great affect, making him resemble a Satyr, a creature in greek and roman mythology who would often lead people astray.
H- The Hamartia, a common feature of Shakespeare's tragedies, was a detrimental flaw in a character what would eventually lead to their downfall.
I- Iago was the main character in Shakespeare's
J- Juliet is one of the main characters in one of Shakespeare's most renowned works,
Romeo and Juliet
, a work that continues to inform and inspire the general populous, even today.
K- Kings were a very frequent appearance in Shakespeare's works due to their inherent noble upbringing and suitable opportunity for tragic endings.
L- "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." This line from
All's Well that End's Well
, is interesting because Shakespeare implies that love does not require trust, this seems to contradict many of our modern conventions. This gives us very interesting background into the meaning of love and how it has changed drastically over the years.
is among some of the most influential and popular works of Shakespeare
N- The Nurse in
Romeo and Juliet
, is a major character due to her being Juliet's utmost confidant, and being considered by most to be Juliet's surrogate mother.
O- Othello is one of many works by Shakespeare to mirror the stories of Greek and Roman myth, portraying the life and adventures of the story's namesake character, Othello.
P- Puck is one of the most important characters in
A Midsummer's Night Dream
, being cast as a trickster and servant of Oberon.
Q- Queen Gertrude in Hamlet is Hamlet's mother, and takes on an interesting role as she seems to lack sorrow for the death of Hamlet's father, quickly marrying his brother Claudius. However, later in the play, she shows a sign of loyalty for her past family by taking poison meant for Hamlet, therefore saving his life.
R- Romeo is Juliet's leading counterpart in
Romeo and Juliet
, serving as the male half of the relationship presented to us within the play.
S- Sentries and other guards appear in many of Shakespeare's works, often being used as a sort of obstacle for getting around or a witness to the events within a castle or estate.
T- "To be, or not to be." This line from Hamlet showcases Hamlet's inner thoughts of suicide in order to rid himself from worldly concerns. This sets up an interesting inner conflict for the duration of the play, as Hamlet battles with this inner struggle as the events of the play unfold.
U- "Until it be morrow." This is said by Romeo to Juliet as he flees in the night so he is not caught with with Juliet. This line is delivered with a begrudging tone as he clearly does not want to leave Juliet but he knows he must.
V- Viola is the central character in the play
Twelfth Night
, which revolves around the events that unfold as Viola disguises herself as a boy and takes on the persona of a boy named Cesario.
W- The marriage of William Shakespeare was to one Anne Hathaway, during the year 1582.
X- Xanthippe was the scolding wife of Socrates in the play
The Taming of the Shrew
Y- The Dukes and Duchesses of York were are recurring characters that play a variety of roles in plays such as
Richard II
Henry V
Z- Zany was one of many words to be credited to Shakespeare throughout his writings.
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