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William Shakespeare ! Othello, Midsummer's Night Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. By Karmen, Francesca and Sanny.

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1 William Shakespeare ! Othello, Midsummer's Night Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. By Karmen, Francesca and Sanny.

2 Othello! Between about 1599 and 1608 he wrote a series of tragedies. He probably wrote them in this order Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Timon of Athens. These tragedies established him in the front rank of the world’s dramatists. Othello contains arguably the best plot, two of Shakespeare's most original characters, the most powerful scene in any of his plays, and amazing poetry.

3 Othello! Othello is described as a “domestic tragedy.” Othello could also be called a tragedy of intrigue. Without Iago’s originating plot, and resourcefulness in pushing it forward, the outcome would have been different. Shakespeare’s play’s dominant emotions as Othello’s jealousy and Iago’s envy, they featured prominently in Ben Johnson’s recent Every Man comedies.

4 Othello! To understand how comedy enriched the tragedy of Othello we must look beyond stage comedy. Othello, no longer young, marries a much younger wife; such marriages were not un-common but were thought ridiculous and risky.

5 Midsummers Nights Dream! It is a romantic comedy written in the 1590’s. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works, for the stage and is widely performed across the world. In Midsummers Nights Dream romantic love is a salient, but ultimately subordinate theme. His play ends in three couples marriage.

6 Midsummers Nights Dream! The play portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and with fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest.

7 Midsummers Nights Dream! The funniest part of the play seems to be when Puck, the trickster, keeps mixing up the people who he is assigned to put love juice on. Even when he did put the love juice on the right people they end up falling in love with the wrong person. An example of this is when Puck puts the love juice in Lysander’s eyes, mistaking him for Demetrius.

8 Much Ado About Nothing! It was written between 1508 to 1599 and printed in 1600 in the early quarto version and then it was printed again in the First Folio in It is described as a “romantic comedy.” The play was very popular in Shakespeare’s day.

9 Thank you for listening and you’re time!

10 Much Ado About Nothing! The play is about confusion and misunderstanding. It is a comedy about self-deception, vanity, jealousy and pride. Shakespeare confers up a series of melodramatic events, but there are no traffic results, and ends well. The conflict between Beoutrice and Benedick is a psychological masterpiece and a brilliant illustration of human nature. Although it is sometimes seen as a sub-pot, the feud between these two characters is the highlight of the play

11 Romeo and Juliet! It was written around 1595 to 1596 and first published as a quarto in The play is an early tragedy about two teenagers “slar- cross’d lovers” whose “untimely deaths” ultimately unite their feuding household. The themes in this play is love and hate fate. The poetry and langue he uses is very touching, for example, “Death, that hathid the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty, Thou art not conquerial, beauty’s ensign yet, Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And deaths pale flog is not advanced there.”


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