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Sylvan Barnet
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
It is difficult to determine whether Richard II is a tragedy or not. It appears that when Shakespeare first drafted the play he drafted it as a tragedy (and it is one of his earlier plays) however as his folio of plays increased, it fall among his history plays. It should be considered that not all ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Unfortunately Hamlet is one of those plays that is so popular that it becomes a standard highschool text, and in being such a text, it is forced upon us poor unfortunate highschool students who struggle through the archaic language and complicated plot and end up hating it. However that does not mea...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
The problem with dating these plays is that they were originally written separately though the plays Henry VI Part 2 and Henry VI Part 3 were most likely written together, whereas the first play seems to have been written later, like a prelude as opposed to the first part of a trilogy. In fact, if t...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Thank God for Youtube. As I have said before reading a Shakespearian play that I have not seen on either stage or screen can be a difficult task at best. In fact reading any play that I have not seen on stage or screen can be difficult, since they are generally not meant to be read but performed. Th...
The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it 4 years ago
While everyone may not know the actual play of Doctor Faustus, almost everyone knows of the concept of selling your soul to the devil. That's exactly what Doctor Faustus does in exchange for 24 years of knowledge and power. He has big plans for what he can do as the smartest, most powerful man in ...
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