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Transcript of Shakespeare's Plays
Culture Shakespeare came up with many phrases and words still used today
A dish fit for the gods
A fool's paradise
A sorry sight Most of his plays are movies today like Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Tragedy Comedy History Taylor Swift’s Love Story is from the Play Romeo and Juliet Written by Shakespeare Other common phrases you may have heard before:
A laughing stock from: The Merry Wives of Windsor
A sorry sight from: Macbeth
As dead as a doornail from: Henry VI
Fair play from: The Tempest
I will wear my heart upon my sleeve from: Othello Billy Madison - with Adam Sandler "To be or not to be" MUMFORD AND SONS
The band Mumford and Sons has an album “Sigh No More” is derived from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. In the song Sigh No More, the lyrics are borrowed lines from Shakespeare’s play. “Serve God love me and mend and One foot in sea and one on shore.” Are the lyrics. In the song “Roll Away Your Stone” the lyrics: “Stars hide your fires / And these here are my desires” echoes lines from the Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Tragic plays usually contain similar features. Most tragedies have a tragic hero, a person who has a tragic flaw, this flaw becomes responsible for his/her downfall, which outweighs the flaw. Tragedies also usually end with a sad or unfinished ending and many times the tragic hero dies. In Shakespeare's time comedies were not always focused on being funny, but rather having a happy ending. Shakespeare also used love as a theme that made a play a comedy when lovers would have to overcome a problem, such as in Cymbeline. Shakespeare's history plays often focus on English monarchs like King John, Richard III, and Henry V. Shakespeare also shows Elizabethan era culture through his work such as propaganda. Other history plays that are not about English monarch are Julius Ceaser and Antony and Cleopatra. The Problem plays consisted of plays that were filled with revenge, sexual content, jealousy, revenge, midlife crisis, and death. Works Cited Dark comedies are a good example of problem plays such as Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well "The Main Characteristics of Shakespearean Plays: Comedy, Tragedy, History." HubPages. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. <http://alliemacb.hubpages.com/hub/Shakespeares-Plays-Comedy-Tragedy-History>.
"Shakespeare's Influence on Other Writers." Shakespeare's Influence on Other Writers. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. <http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/shakespearewriter.html>.
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"Types of Shakespearean Plays - The Common Elements in Shakespearean Tragedy, Comedy, and History." Types of Shakespearean Plays - The Common Elements in Shakespearean Tragedy, Comedy, and History. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. <http://www.shakespeare-online.com/playanalysis/tragedyvscomedy.html>.
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