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Women and Eloquence in Shakespeare and Austen

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Despite the discrimination against women in the Elizabethean Era, Shakespeare devolped his female characters with a purpose.  He illustrates that the women play a major role in each play. Each female character serves an important function in every one of his pieces of art, wether they are going against the social norm or conforming to society's expectations. 

 

Gay, Penny. "Women And Eloquence In Shakespeare And Austen."Shakespeare (1745-0918) 6.4 (2010): 463-477. Literary Reference Center. Web. 4 Feb. 2013.

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Bradley Shatraw's comment, March 3, 2013 2:17 PM
Even though he made women an important part of his plays, do you really think he develped them with a purpose even though they weren't even played by actual women?
Julia Cloutier's comment, March 5, 2013 2:51 PM
Even though the womens roles were played by men i believe they actually had a purpose even though they were not played by the right gender. Even though they were played by men they still had the characteristics of women.
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The Book of Theseus

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Many of Shakespeare's works are based on other stories such as Ovid's Pyramus and Thisbe was a source for Romeo and Juliet. Many other sources are used to help connect and inform his plays.  Such as the Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio who was the author of the Book of Theseus. This book focuses on the character Theseus and explains Theseus's previous life expierences, including his realtionship with Hypolota. The book brushes upon how Theseus conquered the Amazons. He then throws in a couple affairs with fairies creating a confusing love prediciment that is one of the most famous love triangles known in literature.

 

"The Book of Theseus." EBSCOhost. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=103331MP412319560000887&site=ehost-live>.

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Puck casting a Love Spell with the Love Pansie

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Puck's plan is to place the love juice from the love pansie into Demetrius's eyes because he is such a jerk to Helena.  But Puck mistakes Demetrius for Lysander and puts it in his eyes. When Helena is chasing after Demetrius she trips on Lysander.  Lysander immeditaly falls head over heels for Helena because of the love potion that was placed in his eyes. Puck's plan went south , but atleast someone loves Helena now.

 

 "Puck Casting a Love Spell with the Love Pansie." Www.annarbour.com. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.annarbor.com/assets_c/2012/11/midsummer-u-m-thumb-450x299-128414.jpeg>.

Smith, Peter. A Midsummer Night's Dream. 2012. Photograph. University of Michigan, Michigan. Annarbor.com. Web.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Literary Criticism

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James Wyatt has nothing to say except positive re-enforcement for A Midsummer Night's Dream.  He claims that this comedy is a great representation of Shakespeares early works.  He also states that this play has encouraged many other mordern productions.  Between a relationship with a donkey-headed Bottom and Titania, Wyatt says this is a comedy that covers Shakespeare's early period of experimentation in comedy.  He also says that this is one of Shakespeare's most through provoking works and it will be contuinued to be performed in many risqué and odd ways.

 

Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Riverside Shakespeare. Edited by G. Blakemore Evans et al. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.

 

Cook, James Wyatt. "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2006. Bloom's Literary Reference Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&SID=5&iPin= ERL445&SingleRecord=True  (accessed February 28, 2013).

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Animaniacs - A Midsummer Nights Dream

The Warners' unique interpretation of Shakespeare, complete with Batman and Robin.
Julia Cloutier's insight:

This version of a Midsummer Night's Dream is helpful to the audience it is targeting because it is more understanding to those who lack Shakespeare's literary knowledge. It takes a cartoon approach, which may be a better way of understanding the language of Shakespeare. 

 

"Animaniacs - A Midsummer Nights Dream." YouTube. YouTube, 28 May 2010. Web. 12 Feb. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbqq77AEN_8&gt;.

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