The statue of Shakespeare, Leicester Square in London, UK.
British Literature

The Edenic World of ‘As You Like It’

December 28, 2020

Far from the world of evil and corrupt court, is the world of the forest. It is a world o true reality where there is no room for flattery. Here people live in harmony with nature and resolve all their conflicts. […]

The title page from the first quarto edition of 'Much Adoe About Nothing', printed in 1600.
British Literature

‘Much Ado About Nothing’: A Test of Pride and Love

December 27, 2020

Shakespeare combines delightful repartee and the conventional comic path to investigate love in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Sometimes, it is not a central authority or a powerful person that creates a block in a relationship. Rather it is the pride of the characters themselves that creates this block. […]

A pile of books, the book on top with Shakespeare written on it.
British Literature

Prospero’s Speeches in ‘The Tempest’

December 17, 2020

‘The Tempest’ is rich with the sense of the ongoing bounty of life, but also well aware of the sadness of loss and the inevitability of death, and also of the mystery of what lies beyond this life. […]

Lady Hamilton playing Miranda.
British Literature

Prospero and Caliban in ‘The Tempest’

December 17, 2020

The interactions between Prospero and Caliban in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ tells us a lot about human relationships. There is mutual hatred along with a heavy dependency for the sake of survival on the island. […]

red heart in a block of ice, closeup X
British Literature

Prospero and Love in ‘The Tempest’

December 5, 2020

Every romance and comedy needs a character who tries to protect his daughter from the dangers of men and to block her love life. In The Tempest, it is Prospero who takes this role and takes the play away from realism with his spirit-angel and magic. […]

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