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Shakespeare’s First Theatre Dug Up

June 18, 2012


RemainsRShak One of Shakespeare’s early playhouses has been discovered by the archeologists from Museum of London Archaeology(MOLA) in London. It is the place where Shakespeare’s famous plays ‘Henry V’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ were first staged. It is a brilliant piece of news for both the historians and the fans of Shakespeare because they now […]

‘Waiting for Godot’ as ‘The Theatre of the Absurd’

October 9, 2008


The term ‘Theatre of Absurd’ was coined by Martin Esslin in his essay ‘The Theatre of Absurd’. The main exponents of this school were – Samuel Beckett, Arthur Adamov, Jean Genet. Although these writers oppose the idea of belonging to a particular school, yet their writings do have certain common characteristics on the basis of […]

Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ – an Overview

July 30, 2008


‘The Tempest’ is a part of the last group of plays written by Shakespeare. The other plays included in this group are ‘Winter’s Tale’, ‘Cymbeline’ and Pericles. ‘The Tempest’ has also been called ‘Shakespeare’s last will’, as it expresses his opinion about the way we should live and opinion different from that en his tragedies […]

The University Wits

July 20, 2008


The term University Wits is applied to a group of scholars, who wrote in the closing years of sixteenth century. They arrived in London from Oxford and Cambridge University and significantly influenced the development of Elizabethan literature. The group included – John Lyly, George Peele, Robert Greene, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Lodge, Thomas Nashe and Thomas […]