Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare in 1599 A.D. recounts events which have transpired 1,642 years before during the days of the Roman Republic. The assassination of Julius Caesar has been a popular topic among historians, artists, playwrights, and the film industry for decades. Although the story of Caesar’s assassination has been displayed in many forms over the years some of them have been not so accurate (from the historical point of view). However, Julius Caesar a 1953 film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz has largely been able to stick to historical accuracy due to its reproduction of Shakespeare’s original. But, with that said the play is still flawed and does not completely keep to the facts as we know them by the historical writer Plutarch.
For centuries, Shakespeare’s compositions have fascinated audiences and academics alike. King Lear, one of Shakespeare’s most established tragedies, details King Lear’s catastrophic downfall from the throne of Britain. Based on an earlier work by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Shakespeare adapts “Leir of Britain” from Historia Regum Britanniae as the groundwork for King Lear. Although Shakespeare’s theatrical production remains undoubtedly comparable to its source, significant differences between the two works result in distinct outcomes. Shakespeare, in comparison to Monmouth, opts to develop Lear to a greater extent.
In cradle- clothes our children where they lay, / And call’d mine Percy, his Plantagenet!” (I.i.78-89). In this passage, King Henry IV is saying this lines at the beginning of the play that induce conflict between Prince Hal and Hotspur. Henry characterizes the acclaim and affluence of Hotspur by calling him ‘the theme of honor’s tongue’; in analyzing, he says, Prince Hal has been besmirched by ‘riot and dishonor.’ He then mentions an old English folk superstition about fairies who exchanged young children at birth.
Not only is he noble blood, Oedipus also shows goodness. When the play states, “My zeal in your behalf ye cannot doubt”(1). Also when the play states, “O Oedipus, our peerless king, All we thy votaries beseech thee, find Some succor, whether by a voice from
S.T Coleridge refers to Shakespeare’s swan song, The Tempest, as a play “for all ages,” and this quote rings true in the light of the fascinating study of the presentation of Prospero, the play’s protagonist. Prospero’s complexity stands out against the binary archetypes of Jacobean drama, and this great wizard not only teaches the audience about accepting humanity, but embracing it. He reveals a reflection of the Bard himself, as well as that of our very being. To quote Gooder, Prospero “could give God a good fight.” The audience instantly gets a sense of the extent of Prospero’s power through the tempest that he casts in Act 1 Scene 1.
The scene in which King Henry IV confronts Prince Hal is a pivotal moment in their relationship’s development throughout the William Shakespeare’s account of the rebellions against the King’s rule in the play Henry IV Part I. Act 3 Scene 2 offers an insight into the ruling ideologies of Henry and his heir apparent Hal, as rulers, while each character considers the upcoming battle and attempt to determine what makes worthy ruler. Henry expresses unresolved anxiety about how he came into his throne, and his uncertainties about Hal, his successor, while Hal is desperate to recover his father’s trust in him. My group decided to include this scene in our performance because it embodied the evolution of the father-son relationships within the play. Tanya, Gillian and I focused our performance on the dynamics of Henry and Hal’s relationship, and how their relationship informed our understanding of their characters. Particularly, our group centered our performance on the value of the competing political ideologies between the father and son.
The second play is a comedy titles ‘Measure for Measure’, written in 1603. It circles around the fate of Claudio, who is arrested by Lord Angelo, the temporary leader of Vienna, for impregnating his fiancé. Despite being a comedy, Measure for Measure is one of the Shakespeare’s most politically resonant plays. The play was written at a political turning point in England, as the Tudor line had ended and there was a new king James, and like ‘Julius Caesar’, Shakespeare uses a different setting (Vienna) but actually reflects on political changes or concerns in England.
King Lear shows the great age of tragedy that established as one of the greatest tragedy play of William Shakespeare. In King Lear it exhibits a character in which it shows some distinctions it depicts a positive light to the novel class and lower class. The question is why did William Shakespeare write the play King Lear? The story of King Lear and his three daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia existed in some form up to decades before Shakespeare recorded his own vision in Shakespeare’s time; many events including the historical context trends influenced his writing of King Lear.
If he were a king, his royalty invested him with special powers; and the difference between comedy and tragedy was always defined in this way, that comedy dealt with common people and tragedy with kings and princes: the distinction persisted till the end of the eighteenth century (51). This is the reality in the case of Macbeth. He is synonymous with the security of the kingdom. He displays this attribute through the defeat of Macdonwald the rebel on the battlefield. He no sooner achieves the feat than he allows the “double-tongues” of the witches to alter his social ranking in the society.
Henry V is a play that is rooted in war which displays the battle between France and England. The play is centred around King Henry V and the tactics he uses to succeed in overthrowing or winning the war against France. King Henry V uses persuasion to try to convince the French and the Britain’s that he is atoning for the sin his father had committed. The posters above would be used to discuss the ways in which the theme of Leadership, War and Appearance versus Reality pervades or is prominent in the play.
The Roe v. Wade decision had a profound impact on American politics, polarizing much of the nation into pro-life and pro-choice camps. Despite significant public backing in the early 1970s, there was widespread opposition, particularly among those associated with the Christian Right. The Christian evangelicals, who had largely been silent in politics before the 1960s, saw abortion as a threat to traditional values and began to organize against Roe. Members of the Republican Party’s New Right approached Jerry Falwell and encouraged him to create a “Moral Majority” organization that would mobilize conservative Christians to become politically active in the hope of capturing Congress and the White House (McKeegan 1992). United in the belief that all innocent life should be protected under the U.S. Constitution, these two groups formed an alliance that would dominate the Republican Party and revolutionize American politics.
"Gods and Generals" is one colossal film, and not for those with only two or three minutes to spare or those of unblaringly unionist notions. "Divine beings and Commanders" is possibly a complete film epic of the American Common War and not for the feeble of heart. Routinely investigated for being off base every so often and giving an insignificantly slanted point of view of the war of northern antagonistic vibe, "Gods and Generals" is not the film Gettysburg is. Despite the way that may be a long way from being clearly genuine. For an understudy of history there genuinely are a few decent films of the Common War and this is a joy to watch even given the length of the creature.
Many of the most monumental wars in history were noble and vigorous fights, but the War of the Roses was unlike any other war the world had seen. Family feud was the forefront of the controversy as the Royal House of Plantagenet, The Yorks (white roses) and the Lancastrians (red roses), fought bloody battles in order to gain power to the English throne. This war would for-tale what family would be holding full authority of the kingdom of England. Edward III was crowned King when he was only 14 years old in 1330. King Edward made important contributions to the English empire creating the Duchy of Cornwall which provided the heir to the throne with independent income.
Common Purpose of Revolutionary Speeches The speeches given during the Revolutionary era seemed to all have one purpose. Patrick Henry talks about it in his speech at the Virginia Convention as well as Thomas Paine in “The Crisis No. 1.” These speakers were trying to relay to all common people to become free from the British. Both of these men in their speeches tried to portray how the British have not helped or changed one bit for freedom or for better living and gave many examples of how.