Shakespeare as a contemporary

  • approx. 3.000 shakespearean neologisms entered the English language.
  • shakespearean brilliance has been renovated in a number of movie adaptations.
  • the Infamous Globe Theatre remains in use until this day.                                                          significantly influenced modern pop culture, the most eminent include:
  • several Disney productions (i.e The Lion King)
  • relvance prevails, due to universalism and ubquitous nature of his themes; 
  • class division, racism, sexuality, intolerance, the role and status of women, crime, war, death, disease

Modern Artistical Adaptations

  • modern adaptations predominantly abstain from the use of Elizabethan costumes
  • utilization of props is restricted to a modicum
Latest Interpretations subsume:
  • vocal performance by soprano Anna Prohaska & orchestra 
  • instrumental adaptation entitled "Homage to Shakespeare"

5 reasons why our love for Shakespeare will never fade

  1.  His plays touch on timeless themes such as love, friendship and vengeance.
  2. The characters are fallible and real.
  3. His plays are full of quotable quotes.
  4. Repository of commonly used phrases and words today.
  5. Gave voice to those marginalised at the time.

7 most infamous & perennial Shakespeare quotes

Most quoted plays:
  1. Hamlet
  2. As You Like It:
  3. Romeo and Juliet:
  4. The Merchand of Venice:
  5. Measure for Measure:
  6. Macbeth:
  7. Othello:
  • "Do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?" - (Act III, Scene II); Hamlet
  • "Can one desire too much of a good thing?". - (Act IV, Scene I); As You Like It
  • "O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?". - (Act II, Scene II); Romeo & Juliet
  • "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose". - (Act I, Scene III); The Merchand of Venice
  • "Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall". - (Act II, Scene I);
  • "Fair is foul, and foul is fair". - (Act I, Scene I); Macbeth
  • "‘T’is neither here nor there." - (Act IV, Scene III); Othello

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