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Shakespeare love quotes and shakespeare's comedies

  1. 1. Shakespeare Love QuotesNow join your hands, and with your hands yourhearts.They do not love that do not show their love.The course of true love never did run smooth.Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evilangel but Love.For thy sweet love rememberd such wealth brings,That then I scorn to change my state with kings.Ill follow you and make a heaven out of hell, andIll die by your hand which I love so well.In thy face I see honor, truth and loyalty....Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or Bends with the remover to remove.O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark,That looks on tempests and is never shaken.It is the star to every wandering bark,whose worths unknown, although his height betaken.Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
  2. 2. Shakespeares PlaysA piece of information about his Comedies Alls Well That Ends WellModern scholars contend that this is a problem play, dueprimarily to the character Helena and her ambiguousnature. Is she a virtuous lady or a crafty temptress? As You Like ItAs You Like It is considered by many to be one ofShakespeares greatest comedies, and the heroine,Rosalind, is praised as one of his most inspiringcharacters. The Comedy of ErrorsThis is Shakespeares shortest play, which he based onMenaechmi by Plautus. CymbelineThis play, modeled after Boccaccios Decameron, is oftenclassified as a romance. It features the beautiful Imogen,considered by many to be Shakespeares most admirablefemale character. Loves Labours LostLoves Labours Lost fell out of favor for many years,criticized by scholars as muddled and confusing. But theplay is making a comeback, and Kenneth Branaghsversion has helped it along. Measure for MeasureConsidered a "dark" comedy, Measure for Measure wasinspired by Cinthios Epitia and Whetstones Promos andCassandra.
  3. 3. The Merry Wives of WindsorThe Merry Wives is unique amongst Shakespeares playsbecause it is set in Shakespeares England. It features theBards beloved character, Falstaff. The Merchant of VeniceThe character of Shylock has raised a debate overwhether the play should be condemned as anti-Semitic,and this controversy has overshadowed many otheraspects of the play. A Midsummer Nights DreamA magical exploration of the mysteries of love, and one ofShakespeares best-known comedies. Much Ado About NothingThe story of two very different sets of lovers, Beatrice andBenedick and Claudio and Hero. The witty banter betweenBeatrice and Benedick is the highlight of the play. Pericles, Prince of TyreAlthough the first half of the play is consideredinadequate, Pericles is ripe with imagery and symbolism. The Taming of the ShrewThe Taming of the Shrew revolves around the troubledrelationship between Katharina and her suitor, Petruchio,who is determined to mold Katharina into a suitable wife. The TempestHailed as a stunning climax to the career of England’sfavorite dramatist, The Tempest is a play praising theglories of reconciliation and forgiveness. Some believethat Prospero’s final speeches signify Shakespeare’spersonal adieu from the stage. Troilus and Cressida
  4. 4. Troilus and Cressida is difficult to categorize because itlacks elements vital to both comedies and tragedies. But,for now, it is classified as a comedy. Twelfth NightShakespeare loved to use the device of mistaken identity,and nowhere does he use this convention more skillfullythan in Twelfth Night. Two Gentlemen of VeronaThe tale of two friends who travel to Milan and learn aboutthe chaotic world of courting. The Winters TaleThe Winters Tale is considered a romantic comedy, buttragic elements are interwoven throughout the play. Firstproduced at the Globe around 1610, it is one ofShakespeares final plays.