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Historical Background in Shakespeare's Plays

A work of literature offers more depth under deep analysis. For example, this article could discuss one (or two) of Shakespeare’s plays (Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, etc.) and explore the social and historical context of the play and its effect on Shakespeare’s audience of that time.

  • Oooh, Richard III is great for this. It basically shows the rise of the Tudor kings & queens to power, and since Elizabeth I was a Tudor... you see where I'm going with this. – Kristian Wilson 6 years ago
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  • Might be worth discussing modern Shakespeare adaptations (10 Things I hate about you - Taming of the Shrew) and their impact on younger audiences. – Thomas Munday 6 years ago
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  • This would be very interesting to read. I hear Stephen Greenblatt is a good critic to read on this period. Take a look at Shakespeare's contemporaries too. I know Christopher Marlowe did a history play. – Travis Kane 6 years ago
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