At the end of the period of the transition from Feudalism to Capitalism,Shakespeare
Had exhibited an understanding of the renaissance drama as being intertwined with the
Public.His reflection of the world in a realistic way in his works,maturity he shows in his
Character descriptions,his dramatic dialect ripe with tension,his superb handling of the
Language,his humanist background had enabled him to gain a strong,infallible position
ÃÂ°n english and world theatres.His works have had an enormous influence on realistic
Literature and his peculiar understanding of literature stems from anthic culture and from
English perception of history.Among his works,the one which matters the most to us
Could be King Lear.It is still counted as a masterpiece.Yet,it is in the romantic period
That it has attained its highest popularity.In this work,it is quite easy to come across
Scenes which fit in well with the romantic perception of the world.
Hollow places,and such areas which give people a certain amount of fear.The hapless
Destiny of Lear and Gloucester entices feelings of sorrow and mercy.Later on,
We across more realistic Shakesperian intepretations;in these interpretations
The scene and the plot setting presides.There is nothing left of the theatrical
Shakespeare.With the dawn of the new century,he is interpreted within his
Own period.Thereafter the winds will break not within the stage but within
Lear and Gloucester.King Lear is funny,gullible and foolish.When he is
ÃÂ°n tantrums,he does not awaken feelings of pity and terror but rather
Mercy.So is Gloucester;he looks like a character coming straight out of
Void comedies,with an ordinary character.We can say that neither romantic
Nor naturalist theatre could catch up with Shakespeare or his period.
This a new type of theatre could achieve;and like in classic theatres we do...