Commentary 4: Shakespeare didn't just write dead serious sad plays such as romeo and Juliet and hamelot. He does have a sense of humor but it is usually hidden by the dark serious plays.
Quote 5:" I think it is possible, at least where Shakespeare is concerned. Efforts to translate Shakespeare's plays are not a sudden turn away from Shakespeare's texts so much as a natural evolution of various other and equally dubious attempts to make sense of them. The trouble with making sense of fundamentally incomprehensible aspects of the plays is that it risks making those plays less than they are. It fixes what isn't broken, delivering a set of generalized themes or meanings at the expense of confusion, instabilities, and reversals -- the stuff on which drama is made. Human beings cannot choose but make all the sense they can of the language streaming at them from the stage," ( Gamboa brett)
Commentary 5: Our language includes how his plays were written. But it is now brought down to a new level to be easier to read and perform.
Quote 6: The period of Shakespeare's great tragedies and the "problem plays" begins in 1600 with Hamlet. Following this are The Merry Wives of Windsor (written to meet Queen Elizabeth's request for another play including Falstaff, it is not thematically typical of the period), Troilus and Cressida,All's Well That Ends Well,Measure for Measure,Othello,King Lear,Macbeth,Antony and Cleopatra,Coriolanus, and Timon of Athens the last may have been partially written by Thomas Middleton. (Julie L. Carnagie)
Commentary 6: His evil like plays began in the 1600s. This is after his comedy plays so now people were mostlikely suprised that he just switched generes
Quote 7: The last two plays in the Shakespearean corpus, Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen, may be collaborations with John Fletcher. Shakespeare also may have had a small part in writing the play Double Falsehood, first published in 1727 and thought to be mainly the work of Fletcher. The remaining four plays—Pericles (two acts of which may have been written by George Wilkins), Cymbeline,The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest—are tragicomedies. They feature characters of tragic potential, but resemble comedy in that their conclusions are marked by a harmonious resolution achieved through magic, with all its divine, humanistic, and artistic implications.(Julie L. Carnagie)
commentary 7: He didn't write them himself towards the end he started to involve other writers. They most likely just collaborated together better like a song duet.
Quote 8: As the century opened, traveling theater companies were doing plays, including those of Shakespeare, in frontier towns and cities along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Overland travel was much too difficult and dangerous. In 1817, a theater company run by Noah Ludlow traveled on its own keelboat, Noah' Ark, along the Cumberland, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, giving performances along the way. In 1831, a theatrical producer named William Chapman fitted out a 100-foot-long barge as a floating theater, complete with stage, orchestra pit and seats for 200 patrons. (Hogeboom, Willard L.)
Commentary 8: Williams plays hit the states. They hit the states and blew up every one wanted to see them.
Quote 9: In 1849 the California Gold Rush brought not only miners to the Far West but also people who wanted to mine the miners--merchants, gamblers, prostitutes and, yes, even actors. Top actors reportedly earned as much as $3,000 a week in San Francisco, far more than they could make on the East Coast. And in the mining camps, appreciative audiences would often throw gold nuggets or small bags of gold onto the stage. By 1851, the exodus of actors to the West had become so pronounced that some Eastern theater managers tried to sign thespians to long-term contracts in order to keep them around. After Juni's Brutus Booth, Jr., became a theater manager in the West, he kept urging his father to join him in San Francisco, where there were wealthy audiences willing to pay well for good theatrical entertainment.(Hogeboom, Willard L.)
Commentary 9: Even actors came into the west searching for the gold. They were making tons of cash doing what they usually do in England.
Quote 10:"By 1612, Shakespeare had become England’s most successful playwright. He apparently divided his time between Stratford and London. He had lodgings in London at least until 1604 and probably until 1611. Such family events as his daughter Susanna’s marriage in 1607 and his mother’s death in 1608 would likely have called him back to Stratford. By 1612, he may have spent much of his time in the comforts of New Place in Stratford." (lander)
Commentary 10: Before he died his family was going through happy and sad times. His mother died but his daughter got married.
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