According to Kennedy and Gioia, comedy is rooted “from the Greek komos, a reveal, thought to be originated in festivities to celebrate spring, ritual performances in praise of Dionysus” (882). The term comedy can refer to an entire work or simply only parts. Comedy, which can range from romantic (the guy gets the girl and they live happily ever after) to satiric, which is when “human weakness or folly is ridiculed from a vantage point of supposedly enlightened superiority” (Kennedy and Gioia 882). There are many other forms that can be found everywhere. High comedy “relies more on wit and wordplay than physical action for its humor”, while Low comedy tends to “explore the opposite extreme of humor”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play about love, humor, and fairies that can alter feelings quite easily. Shakespeare had to use irony as a very big element in both comedies. The use of irony creates confusion which illustrates Shakespeare’s point about the madness of love and how messy life can get. In Twelfth Night dramatic irony was used as comic relief and to help the audience understand how the love triangle worked.
Shakespeare is the greatest writer in all of written English; he is known most for his death-ridden tragedies. Shakespeare has written also, a substantial number of comedies, which have humor, but not the kind that would be found in modern-day comedies. Shakespeare had a fascination with death and love, both of which are common themes in his plays. In Shakespeare’s comedy about mistaken identity and twisted love, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare has his villain make this comment about love, “Speak low if you speak love.” (Don Pedro, Act 2 Scene 1)
In his painting, Fuseli sought to capture arguably the most comedic moment in the play, which occurs when Titania awakens and falls in love with the donkey-headed Bottom. He does not simply represent the scene as Shakespeare portrays it in his words; instead, Fuseli interprets it, sometimes taking the figurative and making it literal and other times exaggerating Shakespeare’s portrayal of the beautiful Titania falling for the ludicrous Nick
In the novela, A Midsummer Nights Dream, written by William Shakespeare, there are many moments, issues, themes, and problems to discus. A major issue that I would like to discuss would be love’s difficulty throughout the story. Although love is driving a majority of the characters in this play, it is not a romance, but a comedy. A comedy that shows the audience how people can be blind, foolish, and innocent when manipulated by the extraordinary strong power of love. Love is an uncontrollable force in the play having the characters used like puppets after taking a love potion, which shows they are controlled by love.
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare leads us through an abnormal love. The environment occurs in the distinguished kingdom of Athens where all decisions are conducted by superiority. The four lovers are constrained by the traditions and unable to convey their extensive love for one another they seek for liberation. Meddlesome forces, but majical, taunt their love as they rival their relentless passion driving them apart, but bringing them closer still. William Shakespeare was a renowned English Poet, playwright, and actor.
The Taming of the Shrew is a romantic comedy. If comedic devices were not there The Taming of the Shrew would be just a normal romance. Comedic devices do work to develop the plot in The Taming of the Shrew. The are several comedic devices in this story: unexpected plot twists, witty language, disguises or costumes, young love with a struggle, and unity and harmony. These all contribute different comedic aspects to the plot and push the plot forward.
Play Analysis – Essay 1 “Much Ado About Nothing “ Submitted by Noor Ul Ain Shaikh (BSMS 2A) What seems to be a comedy play for an audience who enjoys a theatre with good humor and romance, “Much Ado About Nothing” contains much more than just entertainment. If we dig in deep, William Shakespeare’s play has much more than a tragic story with happy ending; even that is debatable. The theme of this play revolves around deception, plotting against your own, personal gains and rejection.
Deception, defiance and double meanings are what make Shakespeare’s plays the great wonder that they are today. Shakespearian is known as the most poetic, romantic and comic form of play writing, however each play has strong morals and meanings in them. One of Shakespeare’s plays, the Merchant of Venice, focuses of the acts of deception. Some say that none of the characters in the play are seen as ‘kind’ by the end of it, stating that: “Grace, nobility and generosity of spirit are submerged by greed, distrust and ugly prejudice.”
I have not art reckon my groans, but that I love the best, oh, best, believe it. Adie.” (II.ii.5). This letter from Hamlet explains clearly that his love for Ophelia is strong, Hamlet is explaining how he can’t really express his feelings towards her in a poem but he is still saying how much he loves
In the comedy “10 things I hate about you” directed by Gil Junger, numerous elements of the movie are heavily influenced by the play “the Taming of the Shrew”, which is a comedic play written by the poet William Shakespeare. Many core components of the movie, such as the characters, plot and general story, are all inspired and even copied from the play itself. One such component is the characters Patrick Verona and his “the Taming of the Shrew” equivalent Petruchio. In the movie, Patrick takes the role of the outsider, a character who has no regard for his own reputation as shown by how he does things that are out of the ordinary, such when he “ate a live duck..minus the beak and feet” and explicitly said to Kate “i’m sure you have thought
Sheraz ZafarParlatoShort Paper #214 March 2016Meanings behind a Midsummer NightThe play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Willian Shakespeare, has many elements. Many quotes that drive the plot forward. The characters develop over the course of the play. Thisplay shares many elements that make up fiction and poetry.
Some people feel that it`s quite challenging locating differences between a written story and its film, though, however, some people find it considerably simple to detect differences between the pair. A Midsummer Nights Dream was undoubtedly great cinematic film made in 1999. However, the written play of A Midsummer Nights Dream was much more detailed and more informational. The differences I noticed were the following: The Indian boy and his role, the setting, characters and examples of similarities. First of all, the primary anomaly I noticed implies the Indian boy and his role during the piece.