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Shakespeare comedy

rachel, reanne,carolina,maia
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Reanne Streifel

on 18 April 2011

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Shakespeare and Comedy!!! Similarities between modern comedy and Shakespearian comedy are: By:Carolina, Maia, Reanne and Rachel William Shakespeare(1564-1616) Shakespeares comedy Shakespearean comedies tend to include:

*A struggle of young lovers to overcome difficulty, often presented by elders
*Separation and re-unification
*Deception among characters
*Tension between characters
*Multiple, intertwining plots
*Use of all styles of comedy
*Happy Endings Shakespeare's comedies usually include a clever servant. For example Falstaff in the two Henry IV plays and in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Skakespearean comedy has a greater emphasis on situations rather than on characters. Clever servants modern comedy shakespeare comedy Love The theme of love is prevalent in every Shakespeare comedy. Often,we are presented with sets of lovers who, through the course of the play , overcome the obstacles in their relationships and unite. Language Shakespeare communicated his comedy through language and his comedy plays are peppered with clever word play, metaphors and insults. Plot The plotline of a Shakespearian comedy contains more twists and turns than his tragedies. His plots contain similar patterns for example the climax of the play develops in the third act. In the final scene the lovers normally declare their love for each other. Shakespeare had 18
comedies which are: Comedies
Main article: Shakespearean comedy

* The Tempest *
* The Two Gentlemen of Verona
* The Merry Wives of Windsor
* Measure for Measure **
* The Comedy of Errors
* Much Ado About Nothing
* Love's Labour's Lost
* A Midsummer Night's Dream
* The Merchant of Venice **
* As You Like It
* The Taming of the Shrew
* All's Well That Ends Well **
* Twelfth Night
* The Winter's Tale *
* Pericles, Prince of Tyre * (not included in the First Folio)
* The Two Noble Kinsmen * (not included in the First Folio) (of doubtful authorship; may have been written in collaboration with John Fletcher)[29]

# The Tempest *
# The Two Gentlemen of Verona
# The Merry Wives of Windsor
# Measure for Measure **
# The Comedy of Errors
# Much Ado About Nothing
# Love's Labour's Lost
# A Midsummer Night's Dream
# The Merchant of Venice **
# As You Like It
# The Taming of the Shrew
# All's Well That Ends Well **
# Twelfth Night
# The Winter's Tale *
# Pericles, Prince of Tyre *
# The Two Noble Kinsmen
# Cymbeline
# Troilus and Cressida Several of Shakespeare's comedies, have an unusual tone with a difficult mix of humour and tragedy which has led them to be classified as problem plays. It may be a fault on Shakespeare's part, or a deliberate attempt by him to blend styles and subvert the audience's expectations. Conclusion tone
mood
description
variety of action
Question #1
Does Shakespearean comedy have a greater emphasis on situations or on characters? Situations Question #2
How many comedies did Shakespeare have? 18 Question #3
Give an example of a clever servant in
one of shakespearse comedies? Falstaff Question #4
Name 3 things shakespearean comedies tend to include -A struggle of young lovers to overcome difficulty.
-Seperation and re-unification
-Deception between characters
-Tension between characters
-Multiple, interwinning plots
-Happy endings
Question #5
What is important in Shakespeares plotline? Twists and turns
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