Essays about: "Shakespeare"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 38 essays containing the word Shakespeare.

  1. 1. Shakespeare’s Representation of Women : A Feminist Reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Mathilda Samuelsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Shakespeare; Hamlet; Gertrude; Ophelia; Women; Feminism; Feminist Criticism; Patriarchy; Femininity; Masculinity;

    Abstract : Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a nuanced play that illustrates revenge, madness, and complex relationships. The paper proposes a feminist reading of Hamlet and analyses the play’s central characters, Gertrude, Ophelia, Hamlet, Claudius, Polonius, and Laertes, and their behaviour under the influence of a patriarchal society. READ MORE

  2. 2. Abandonment, jealousy and self-invention: : an exploration of the adaptation process in Jeanette Winterson’s ​The Gap of Time

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur (from 2013)

    Author : Jennifer Sundelin; [2020]
    Keywords : Adaptation theory; adaptation process; Jeanette Winterson; The Gap of Time; Shakespeare; The Winter s Tale;

    Abstract : This essay explores the adaptation process in ​The Gap of Time ​by Jeanette Winterson, a novel basedon​TheWinter’sTaleb​yWilliamShakespeare.Itisadiscussionandanalysisofthe novel; put in contrast to the play, and an exploration of the different emerging elements and themes in ​The Gap of Time. READ MORE

  3. 3. We thought ourself thy lawful king: The representation of royal legitimacy in Shakespeare's History plays

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Viktor Wahlström; [2020]
    Keywords : Shakespeare; History plays; legitimacy; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Legitimacy has been a key concept in political philosophy since Plato’s Republic. In this degree project I examine the way in which Shakespeare portrays royal legitimacy in seven of his History plays: Richard II, Henry IV parts I-II, Henry V and Henry VI parts I-III. READ MORE

  4. 4. Creating Character: Romeo, Juliet and didactic challenges with improvised modern scenes

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för de humanistiska och samhällsvetenskapliga ämnenas didaktik

    Author : Clara Hultgren; [2020]
    Keywords : Character work; drama; didactic challenges; Shakespeare; English as second additional language;

    Abstract : This essay describes an action research project conducted twice in the same high school with second year students within the subject English. Students are often unwilling or unable to relate to Shakespeare and his language. It is boring, they say. It is difficult, inaccessible and has nothing to do with us, they say. READ MORE

  5. 5. “When shall we laugh?”: Gratiano and the two faces of comedy in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Jakob Lindner; [2019]
    Keywords : Shakespeare; The Merchant of Venice; Freud; Bakhtin; comedy; relief theory;

    Abstract : Comedy is an inherently pleasurable phenomenon with beneficial psychological functions, but its potential to bring on undesirable and socially destabilizing consequences is less intuitively obvious. In this essay, I argue that one of the hitherto under-recognized features of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is its covert problematization of the phenomenon of comedy itself, and that the play invites its audience to become more aware of in what situations laughter is constructive and appropriate. READ MORE