Samuel Beckett's renowned Absurdist drama, "Waiting for Godot" is an apt illustration of the existentialist crisis that modern humankind faces. Through the bizarre and seemingly insignificant actions and gestures of Vladimir and Estragon, he reveals the futility of life—yours as well as mine.
In the early 1900s, Audrey Munson was one of the most sought after models in New York. Her fame brought her offers to be in the film industry. Scandals and unfortunate circumstances destroyed her career. She is still considered America's first supermodel.
Learn methods for drawing a crowd to your free comedy show, even if it’s your first time putting on one.
A brief look at the theme of madness in Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet". This article addresses whether or not Hamlet and Ophelia were truly mad or not and takes a brief look at the driving force behind their displays of madness.
Susan Glaspell’s Trifles brings attention to the political and social differences between men and women in the early 1900s. Trifles may seem like a simple story, but it is rich with symbolism and nuances of gender differences giving a glimpse of the insignificance of women in a man’s world.
Fear is a powerful motivator that can inspire hysteria, paranoia, and intolerance as seen in The Crucible.
The balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet occurs in act 2, scene 2. In this scene, Romeo and Juliet swear their true love to each other, plan a secret marriage, and finally say good night. The balcony scene is critically important because it sets several critical events in motion.
The epilogue to Romeo and Juliet is spoken by Prince Escalus at the very end of the play. The epilogue to Romeo and Juliet is similar to a Shakespearean sonnet in both meter and rhyme scheme. A line-by-line analysis will yield a more complete understanding of the poetic devices and deeper meaning.
The Nurse is a bawdy, overly talkative, humorous character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She teases Juliet, but is also completely devoted to Juliet. She eventually betrays Juliet's wishes by giving her unkind advice. Even so, the Nurse is completely grief-stricken by Juliet's feigned death.
A summary and analysis of the Romeo and Juliet death scene. Summarizes the major plot points and breaks down important quotations. Explores character development and guiltiness.
Benvolio is a good member of the Montague family in Romeo and Juliet. He is Romeo's good friend, but also loyal to Romeo's father and the prince of Verona. Bevolio's personality is mild. He attempts to act as a peacemaker and voice of reason when tempers flare between the Montagues and Capulets.
A critical essay on the symbols and images used by Synge, drawing from both classical and Biblical archetypes, in "The Riders to the Sea".
“Love is an act of nature” is the major theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as shown by the young lovers, and the Fairy King & Queen.
Shakespeare as a master of depicting the subtleties of human nature, provides an unsimplified portrayal of Cleopatra the exquisite Queen of the Nile both as a passionate woman and cunning manipulator.
This is possibly Tom Stoppard's best known play. It offers an amusing and thought-provoking twist on Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
In this essay, I analyze William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, and analyze how religious connotations hinder Hamlet's action and ability to avenge his father's death.
Is the musical "Les Miserables" wrong for being too beautiful? Does it make misery into something that's too comfortable for the audience? Some wine and say what's going on!
An analysis of whether Act 1 of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is successful as an exposition.
Willy Loman is a complex character in Death of a Salesman whose victimhood is made universal by Arthur Miller. Is Willy Loman a tragic figure or simply a fool who deserves his eventual consequences?
Christopher Marlowe in this Tragic History of Doctor Faustus (a play), shows many dramatic techniques through the style of his writing, few of which we are going to analyze from the work.
I have chosen to create a blog to communicate the racial issues demonstrated in the literary work ‘’Master Harold and the boys’’ by Athol Fugard, a short play set during the apartheid era (a system of racial segregation that was practiced In...
A look will be taken into the actions of Iago and Othello, with comparisons to Shakespeare’s other tragedies, to define the psychological perspectives highlighted by this dark tale.
A Shakespearean tragedy is a play penned by Shakespeare in the style of Shakespeare. Shakespearean tragedy is different from other styles of tragedy in its structure and features.
Poetry has been defined variously by various people. Doctor Johnson says that poetry is a metrical composition. To Lord Macaulay, poetry is the art of doing by means of words what a painter does by means of colours. Carlyle defines poetry as a musical thought. To Shelley, it is the expression of emotions. According to Coleridge, poetry is the best words in the best order. To Wordsworth, poetry is the breath and fine spirit of all learning.
Much of what you hear and see of "Ninja" is pure myth. Stories including ninjas began to appear in popular books and plays in Japan around the 1700s. These mythical depictions of ninjas had them walking on water and literally becoming invisible....
Romeo and Juliet is often thought to be a play about enduring love. However, what many casual readers of the play fail to realize is that the main theme of the piece is the violence and chaos encompassing Verona.
An academic analysis of Richard Loncraine's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Richard III." Ideal for students.