Essays Tagged: "comedies"

Twelfth Night. Two Faces, One Mind

Two Faces. One MindAs in most comedies, William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night extensively uses disguises, masks and mistaken identit ...

(2 pages) 118 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Seinfeld

Seinfeld. Good comparisons to familar shows from the past.Seinfeld ranks among the best situational comedies of all time. It has been compared to I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners, both of whom receive ...

(2 pages) 252 4 4.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is one of the earliest comedies written by sixteenth and seventeenth century English bard, William Shakespeare. Some schola ...

(7 pages) 78 0 4.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

A Critical Look at The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is one of the earliest comedies written by sixteenth and seventeenth century English bard, William Shakespeare. Some schola ... . Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986. 825-833.Evans, Bernard. Shakespeare's Comedies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1960.Kahn, Copella. Untitled Essay. Shakespearean Critici ...

(7 pages) 158 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Man of Mystery

. His only son, Hemnet, drowned.His first Folio was published in 1623. Shakespeare wrote Tragedies, Comedies, and Histories. The doomed star-crossed lovers in Romeo & Juliet is an example of his w ...

(2 pages) 76 0 3.9 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Reflexiveness in Ferris Bueler's Day Off

ssociated with Keaton (which istermed reflexive) is used rarely: in experimental films and off-beat comedies, still. One of thesecomedies that use reflexivity is Ferris Bueller Day Off, a typical 80's ...

(6 pages) 64 0 5.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

An essay on the history of Greek Theatre, what types of plays they did, where they took place, etc.

ek drama shrunk so that the characters could more develop.The last two Greek playwrights focused on comedies. Throughout the history of theatre, comedies, made up of current standards for humor, have ... t standards for humor, have not survived the ages as well as tragedy. The popularity of these first comedies and the diminishing appeal of tragedy to the audiences of the time, can also be seen as a c ...

(3 pages) 125 1 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

A Review of Graham Greene's The Comedians

The ComediansByGraham GreeneComedian: a writer of comedies, an actor who plays comic roles, a comic individual?The irony in naming a book based on the ...

(5 pages) 85 1 3.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Analytic Play Review Of "The Taming Of The Shrew" By William Shakespeare

The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare is probably one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies. Its plot is derived from the popular 'war of the sexes' theme in which males and females a ...

(4 pages) 128 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" Written for an Introduction to Theatre class after viewing the play. Shows why Simon's plays are popular comedies despite lacking much substance

n the history of theatre.'1Despite being criticized for lack of substance, his hugely successful comediesare consistently revived, whether on Broadway or in other community ordinner theatres. ...

(5 pages) 57 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night".

r custom staleHer infinite varietyThis is how many readers feel about the heroines in Shakespeare's comedies. In both Twelfth Night and As You Like It the action revolves around strong female characte ...

(6 pages) 69 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Commedia Del'Arte.

in Tuscany around 1550, although its origins are difficult to trace. It had its roots in the masked comedies of ancient Rome. The form combined mime, improvised and scripted dialogue (often coarse), w ...

(2 pages) 31 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

About Shakespeare.

was an English dramatist and poet. (1) He is considered the greatest playwright who ever lived. His comedies, sonnets, (the solid fact, however, of Meres's mention of the Sonnets, two of which (though ...

(3 pages) 36 0 2.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Stanislavski's Theoretical System.

with the theater overcame him. His first stage appearances date back to 1877: he played in dramas, comedies and operettas at the Alekseiv amateur theater built on his family estate, and took plastics ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Criticism on the morality of "Romeo and Juliet"

istorical drama and Elizabethan romantic comedy to near perfection. Particular in his histories and comedies of this period, Shakespeare demonstrated his genius for weaving various dramatic nations in ... is often but slightly marked. Thus, Romeo and Juliet differs but little from most of Shakespeare's comedies in its ingredients and treatment. It is simply the direction of the whole that gives it the ...

(7 pages) 32 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Discuss how Twelfth Night is structured into becoming a comedy masterpiece of all time ?

"Twelfth Night" is one of Shakespeare most perfect comedies. It is a perfect blend of romance and comedy. Although the play has a main plot and a subpl ...

(2 pages) 65 1 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

A summary of Romeo and Juliet.

hakespeare already had six written and produced plays. By the age of 52, he left us with astounding comedies, historical plays, tragedies, tragicomedies and long poems before he died in 1616.One of hi ...

(2 pages) 38 2 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

"An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde

Many forms of drama deal with the social and political issues of a particular society. In comedies such as Oscar Wilde's nineteenth century play, An Ideal Husband, the author often makes fun ...

(6 pages) 64 1 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream.

long after his career came to an end. Some of these plays, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, were comedies. In the design of a comedy, the lovers usually end up together and happy in the end. The th ... ay that love can make people act out of character and take risks that they would not normally take. Comedies also typically involve framework, lovers, comics, and supernatural beings such as fairies. ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespearean Comedy.

ferent types of literature which are still known and famous today. Some of his great works were his comedies which included the plays A Midsummer Night's Dream and Much Ado about Nothing.In the Shakes ... and Shakespeare's view did not much differ. We still see some congruence when we read Shakespeare's comedies.

(1 pages) 24 1 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare