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History of Music
History of Music
History of Music History of Music It can be argued that the vanguard of development has always been reflected in the arts of a culture. It is the poets, the dreamers and artists who are the architects of the future; the ones who ‘build the world they want to live in, the ones who dream out loud’1. Music is an elaborate art form, tempered by the emotions of those who create it and as such the dreams, creations and inventions are partly the products - or at least artifacts - of the world around th
John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1
John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1
John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1937) was the guiding force behind the creation and development of the Standard Oil Company, which grew to dominate the oil industry and became one of the first big trusts in the United States, thus engendering much controversy and opposition regarding its business practices and form of organization. Rockefeller also was one of the first major philanthropists in the U.S., establishing several important foundations and donating a total of $540 mill
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (18
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (18
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) Type of Work: Comic, farcical play Setting London, and a country house in Hertfordshire, England; the 1890s Principal Characters Jack Worthing, gentleman of the Manor House; also known as Ernest Celcily Cardew, Worthing\'s pretty young ward Miss Prism, Cecily\'s governess Algernon Moncrieff, Worthing\'s friend Lady Augusta Braknell, Algernon\'s aunt Gwendolen Fairfax, Lady
King Lear - Theme of Blindness
King Lear - Theme of Blindness
King Lear - Theme of Blindness In Shakespearean terms, blinds means a whole different thing. Blindness can normally be defined as the inability of the eye to see, but according to Shakespeare, blindness is not a physical quality, but a mental flaw some people possess. Shakespeare’s most dominant theme in his play King Lear is that of blindness. King Lear, Gloucester, and Albany are three prime examples Shakespeare incorporates this theme into. Each of these character’s blindness was the primary
MacBeth - Trajedy or Satire?
MacBeth - Trajedy or Satire?
MacBeth - Trajedy or Satire? William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This tragedy, as it is considered by societal critics of yesterday\'s literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofdarkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespeare\'s other tragic protagonists, has to face the powers and decide: should he succumb or should he resist? Mac
MacBeth - Tragic Hero
MacBeth - Tragic Hero
MacBeth - Tragic Hero The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero. There are many factors which contribute to the degeneration of Macbeth of which three will be discussed. The three points which contribute greatly to Macbeth\'s degeneration are the prophecy which was told to him by the witches, how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth\'s judgment, and finally Macbeth\'s long time ambition which drove his desire to be king. Macbeth\'s growing character
The Tragedy of Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet Arguably the best piece of writing ever done by William Shakespeare, Hamlet the is the classic example of a tragedy. In all tragedies the hero suffers, and usually dies at the end. Othello stabs himself, Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, Brutis falls on his sword, and like them Hamlet dies by getting cut with a poison tipped sword. But that is not all that is needed to consider a play a tragedy, and sometimes a hero doesn\'t even need to die. Making Not every play in which a
Shakespeare's King Lear
Shakespeare's King Lear
Shakespeare\'s King Lear Shakespeare\'s tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man\'s decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who\'s decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results in a ch
Shakespeare - Man or Myth?
Shakespeare - Man or Myth?
Shakespeare - Man or Myth? Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the author of the Shakespearean Works? We know little about the man called Shakespeare, Did he really write the plays, or is he just a man that got confused within history? (Sobran 44) There is not even a correct spelling of this mans name, Some of the spellings include Shakspere, Shakespeare, And Shaxpere. Shakespeare, Is it the man, Or is it another? (Hayes 1D) Shakespeare is both fact and fiction, he was no concern until n
Intolerance Within the Novel
Intolerance Within the Novel
Intolerance Within the Novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The entire plot of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is rooted on intolerance between different social groups. Without prejudice and intolerance The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn would not have any of the antagonism or intercourse that makes the recital interesting. The prejudice and intolerance found in the book are the characteristics that make The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn great. The author of The Adventures of Huckleberry
Romanticism began in the early 19th century and ra
Romanticism began in the early 19th century and ra
Romanticism began in the early 19th century and radically changed the way people perceived themselves and the state of nature around them. Unlike Classicism, which stood for order and established the foundation for architecture, literature, painting and music, Romanticism allowed people to get away from the constricted, rational views of life and concentrate on an emotional and sentimental side of humanity. This not only influenced political doctrines and ideology, but was also a sharp contrast
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment English OAC Shakespeare\'s tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man\'s decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who\'s decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire?
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire?
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire? Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire? William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This tragedy, as it is considered by societal critics of yesterday\'s literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofdarkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespeare\'s other tragic protagonists, has to face the powers and decide: should he succu
Shakespearean Comedy
Shakespearean Comedy
Shakespearean Comedy Shakespearean Comedy Shakespeare wrote many plays during his lifetime. Some of his plays have similar comedic characteristics and then other plays are the exact opposite of comedy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, romance, history, comedy and problem plays all with great success. During the performance of these plays there was no scenery so great time was taken when developing the characters and the plot so the plays would be entertaining. A Midsummers Night\'s Dream and Much Ad
The Tragedy of Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet The Tragedy of Hamlet Arguably the best piece of writing ever done by William Shakespeare, Hamlet the is the classic example of a tragedy. In all tragedies the hero suffers, and usually dies at the end. Othello stabs himself, Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, Brutis falls on his sword, and like them Hamlet dies by getting cut with a poison tipped sword. But that is not all that is needed to consider a play a tragedy, and sometimes a hero doesn\'t even need to die. Not every
Claudius & Hamlet
Claudius & Hamlet
Claudius Hamlet Claudius Hamlet, would the inhumane and sick character please step forth. Upon reading the sampling of Hamlet criticisms in John Jump\'s Hamlet (Selections) I disagreed with a few of the critics, but my analysis was the most different from Wilson Knight\'s interpretation. He labels Hamlet as a sick, cynical, and inhumane prince (Jump, 124) who vitiated a Denmark which was one of healthy and robust life, good-nature, humor, romantic strength, and welfare. In his book, The
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment
King lear Assignment King lear Assignment Shakespeare\'s tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man\'s decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who\'s decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his thron
Shakespeare's King Lear
Shakespeare's King Lear
Shakespeare\'s King Lear Shakespeare\'s King Lear Shakespeare\'s tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man\'s decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who\'s decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of h
King Lear - Theme of Blindness
King Lear - Theme of Blindness
King Lear - Theme of Blindness King Lear - Theme of Blindness In Shakespearean terms, blinds means a whole different thing. Blindness can normally be defined as the inability of the eye to see, but according to Shakespeare, blindness is not a physical quality, but a mental flaw some people possess. Shakespeare’s most dominant theme in his play King Lear is that of blindness. King Lear, Gloucester, and Albany are three prime examples Shakespeare incorporates this theme into. Each of these charact
Falstaff and King Lear
Falstaff and King Lear
Falstaff and King Lear Falstaff and King Lear Shakespeare\'s tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man\'s decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who\'s decisions greatlyalter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King heis, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. (Cain) Thisuntimely abdication of h
MacBeth - Tragic Hero
MacBeth - Tragic Hero
MacBeth - Tragic Hero MacBeth - Tragic Hero The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero. There are many factors which contribute to the degeneration of Macbeth of which three will be discussed. The three points which contribute greatly to Macbeth\'s degeneration are the prophecy which was told to him by the witches, how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth\'s judgment, and finally Macbeth\'s long time ambition which drove his desire to be king. Macbeth
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire?
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire?
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire? Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire? William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This tragedy, as it is considered by societal critics of yesterday\'s literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofdarkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespeare\'s other tragic protagonists, has to face the powers and decide: should he succu
Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women
Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women
Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women In Shakespeare Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women In Shakespeare It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards
In Shakespeare's famous comedy, A Midsummer Night
In Shakespeare's famous comedy, A Midsummer Night
In Shakespeare\'s famous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love is an important concept. The different characters have different views on love that they express, and throughout the play, Shakespeare portrays a general attitude about it. One character of importance, Helena, is rather cynical about love. Because she has always been turned from, especially by her own love, Dymetrius, she is skeptical when she is loved. Nick Bottom, the amusing weaver also has an interesting take on love. When Tita
Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed
Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed
Shakespeare\'s tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man\'s decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who\'s decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results in a chain reaction of events th
William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, th
William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, th
William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This tragedy, as it is considered by societal critics of yesterday\'s literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofdarkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespeare\'s other tragic protagonists, has to face the powers and decide: should he succumb or should he resist? Macbeth understands the reasons
The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a
The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a
The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero. There are many factors that contribute to the degeneration of Macbeth of which three will be discussed. The three points which contribute greatly to Macbeth\'s degeneration are the prophecy which was told to him by the witches, how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth\'s judgment, and finally Macbeth\'s long time ambition which drove his desire to be king. Macbeth\'s growing character degenerates from a nobl
Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the auth
Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the auth
Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the author of the Shakespearean Works? We know little about the man called Shakespeare, Did he really write the plays, or is he just a man that got confused within history? (Sobran 44) There is not even a correct spelling of this mans name, Some of the spellings include Shakspere, Shakespeare, And Shaxpere. Shakespeare, Is it the man, Or is it another? (Hayes 1D) Shakespeare is both fact and fiction, he was no concern until nearly two hundred years aft
It is curious to note the role of women in Shakesp
It is curious to note the role of women in Shakesp
It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is only with close examination of his works that we are able to suppose his intent in creating ch
Claudius & Hamlet, would the inhumane and sick cha
Claudius & Hamlet, would the inhumane and sick cha
Claudius & Hamlet, would the inhumane and sick character please step forth. Upon reading the sampling of Hamlet criticisms in John Jump\'s Hamlet (Selections) I disagreed with a few of the critics, but my analysis was the most different from Wilson Knight\'s interpretation. He labels Hamlet as a sick, cynical, and inhumane prince (Jump, 124) who vitiated a Denmark which was one of healthy and robust life, good-nature, humor, romantic strength, and welfare. In his book, The Wheel of Fire,
By Derek Choi
By Derek Choi
by Derek Choi Shakespeare Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women In Shakespeare It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is on
Profanity Essay
Profanity Essay
Profanity Essay Free Swiss Anti-Wrinkle Cream. You Won\'t Believe Your Eyes! Profanity Essay Money doesn’t talk, it swears. Many of the most brilliant minds throughout time have used profanity. Shakespeare’s best works were revised and edited in order to remove the numerous curse words or obscene phrases he included. The harmless use of profanity in an informal setting should not be penalized, by the assignment of an essay. Profanity continuously to evolves, and has a very rich and interesting
Sam Menedes
Sam Menedes
Sam Menedes Director. Born August 1, 1965, in Redding, England. Raised by his mother, an author of children’s books, after his parents’ divorce, Mendes grew up in north London. He attended Cambridge University, graduating in 1987. After graduation, he got a low-level job at the Chichester Festival Theater. When a veteran director dropped out of a production of London Assurance, the 23-year-old Mendes was asked to step in. The production became a hit, and soon moved to Haymarket’s Theatre Royal.
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero’s recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. He
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. He
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. He was baptized on April 24, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He was the third of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. John was a well-known merchant and Mary was the daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the gentry. Shakespeare was educated at the local grammar school. According to history, Shakespeare was the eldest son, and he should have been the apprentice to his father\'s shop so that he could be taught everythi
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a well known and respecte
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles was born. His n
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborh
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Brave New World Aldous Huxley Brave New World Aldous Huxley Introduction Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894 in Surrey, England. He majored in literature at Oxford College. After Oxford he did journalism work. Huxley wrote four volumes of poems before his first novel Chrome Yellow (1921). Huxley wrote 45 novels but it was Brave New World that established his fame. Brave New World is a science fiction book dealing with the way things might be in the future. Huxley describes the futures to be
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Romantic comedy Setting France; Duke Frederick\'s court and Forest of Arden; 1500s Principal Characters Duke Senior, exiled rightful ruler Duke Frederick, usurper of his brother\'s dukedom Oliver and Orlando, sons of Sir Rowland de Boys Adam, long-time servant to Sir Rowland Rosalind, Duke Senior\'s daughter Celia, Duke Frederick\'s daughter Phebe, a shepherdess Silvius, a shephe
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Tragic drama Setting Elsinore, Denmark; c. 1200 Principal Characters Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and son of the former king The Ghost, Hamlet\'s dead father Gertrude, Hamlet\'s mother, and Queen of Denmark Claudius, Hamlet\'s uncle and new stepfather, and now, King of Denmark Polonius, Claudius\'chief counselor Laertes, Polonius\' son Ophelia, Polonius\' obedi
Henry VIII by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Henry VIII by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Henry VIII by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Henry VIII by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Type of Work: Historical, fictional play Setting London, England; 16th century Principal Characters Henry VIII, Tudor King of England Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England Anne Bullen, Henry\'s lover and subsequent queen Wolsey, ambitious Cardinal of York Duke Buckingham, Wolsey\'s adversary Duke of Norfolk and Duke of Suffolk, also Wolsey\'s enemies Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury Story Overveiw Two no
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Tragic drama Setting Rome,- 44 B.C Principal Characters Julius Caesar, popular Roman general and statesman Brutus, a prominent and devout Roman, and close friend to Caesar Cassius, a conspiring enemy of Caesar Marcus Antonius, Caesar\'s supporter, a brilliant politician Story Overveiw Rome was in an uproar. General Julius Caesar had just returned after having defeated his rival, Po
King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Tragic drama Setting Medieval England Principal Characters Lear, King of Britain Cordelia, his faithful daughter Regan and Goneril, his two mean-spirited daughters The Dukes of Cornwall and Albany, their husbands The Earl of Gloucester Edmund , the Earl\'s treacherous son Edgar, the Earl\'s true son (later disguised as a madman) The Duke of Kent, Cordelia\'s loyal helper Lear\'s Fool, a co
Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Tragic fatalistic drama Setting Eleventh-century Scotland Principal Characters Macbeth, a noble Scottish chieftain Lady Macbeth, his wife Batiquo, Macbeth\'s warrior-friend Fleatice, Banquo\'s son Duncan, King of Scotland, a gentle and perfect ruler Macduff, a rebel lord Three Witches Story Overveiw On a stormy night, Scottish armies managed to suppress a rebellion, largely through the valor o
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (156
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (156
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Comedic drama Setting Renaissance Venice and Belmont Principal Characters Antonio, the merchant Bassanio, his young friend, in love with Portia Portia, a beautiful and wealthy young woman Shylock, a rich Jew Jessica, Shylock\'s lovely daughter Story Overveiw Whenever Bassanio needed money he would go to his older friend Antonio, a wealthy Venetian merchant. Now Ba
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (156
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (156
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Romantic comedy Setting Messina, Italy; sixteenth century Principal Characters Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon Don John, his jealous brother Clatidio, a young Florentine lord loyal to Don Pedro Benedick, a witty bachelor and another ally of Pedro Leonato, governor of Messina Hero, Leonato\'s daughter Beatrice, Hero\'s cousin, also known for her sharp wit Borachio, ai
Othello by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Othello by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Othello by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Othello by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Tragic, romantic drama Setting Venice and the island, Cyprus; early sixteenth century Principal Characters Othello, the Moor of Venice, a black military man acclaimcd for his conquests Desdemona, his wife, the beautiful daughter of a government official Iago, Othello\'s devious ensign Emilia, lago\'s wife, and attendant to Desdemona Cassio, Othello\'s devoted lieutenant Story Overveiw Othello,
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1564 - 16
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1564 - 16
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) Type of Work: Romantic tragedy Setting Verona, Italy; Fifteenth century Principal Characters Romeo, son of the house of Montague Juliet, daughter of the Capulet household Benvolio, Romeo\'s cousin Mercutio, Romeo\'s friend Tybalt, Juliet\'s cousin Lady Montague, the clan\'s matriarch Lady Capulet, Juliet\'s mother Juliet\'s ribald nurse Friar Lawrence, a Franciscan Monk Story Overveiw For
The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare (1564-
The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare (1564-
The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare (1564-1616) The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Type of Work: Dramatic, farcical comedy Setting Warwickshire, England and Padua, Italy; sixteenth century Principal Characters Christopher Sly-an indolent, fat tinker Baptisa Minola-a rich Italian gentlemen Bianca-his refined, youngest daughter Katherine-his sharp-tongued, eldest daughter Gremio-Bianca\'s rich and elderly suitor Hortensio-Bianca\'s other suitor Petruchio-Hortensio\'s f