Shakespeare: Then and Now<br />By Jesse Byers<br />
Intro<br />400 years after Shakespeare’s death, his works still remain popular and are performed in many theatres. What is...
Shakespeare’s Themes<br />All’s Well That Ends Well<br />Women’s intelligence<br />Prejudices based on outer appearances<b...
Shakespeare’s Themes<br />Macbeth<br />Lust for Power<br />Power of Temptation<br />Guilt<br />A Midsummer Night’s Dream<b...
Shakespeare’s Themes<br />Romeo and Juliet<br />Passion can cloud one’s judgement<br />Fate<br />Love<br />Twelfth Night<b...
Shakespeare’s Themes<br />In today’s world, many of the previously stated themes still apply. People still fall in and out...
The Nature of Things People<br />In the 400 years since Shakespeare wrote his plays, people haven’t changed much.  Shakesp...
The Nature of Things People<br />Some things have changed over the years, since humans are constantly adapting to our envi...
Relevance<br />Shakespeare’s plays stay relevant today because the situations presented still apply. <br />Romeo and Julie...
Relevance<br />Macbeth- people still crave power, take bad advice, murder others, and go power mad<br />Midsummer Night’s ...
References<br />Cummings, M. J. (n.d.) Shake sphere: A comprehensive study guide for the world of williamshakespeare. Retr...
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  1. 1. Shakespeare: Then and Now<br />By Jesse Byers<br />
  2. 2. Intro<br />400 years after Shakespeare’s death, his works still remain popular and are performed in many theatres. What is it about his plays that allow audiences and readers today to still connect with the characters? <br />
  3. 3. Shakespeare’s Themes<br />All’s Well That Ends Well<br />Women’s intelligence<br />Prejudices based on outer appearances<br />Nothing is what it first seems to be<br />Hamlet<br />Revenge<br />Life vs. Death<br />Madness vs. Acting<br />
  4. 4. Shakespeare’s Themes<br />Macbeth<br />Lust for Power<br />Power of Temptation<br />Guilt<br />A Midsummer Night’s Dream<br />Love triumphs over all<br />
  5. 5. Shakespeare’s Themes<br />Romeo and Juliet<br />Passion can cloud one’s judgement<br />Fate<br />Love<br />Twelfth Night<br />Love and everything about it<br />Not all is as it seems<br />
  6. 6. Shakespeare’s Themes<br />In today’s world, many of the previously stated themes still apply. People still fall in and out of love, people still hate each other, people still seek revenge.<br />
  7. 7. The Nature of Things People<br />In the 400 years since Shakespeare wrote his plays, people haven’t changed much. Shakespeare wrote about humanity’s basic nature- how people interact, how people fall in love, how people express fear, anger, and doubt, etc.<br />
  8. 8. The Nature of Things People<br />Some things have changed over the years, since humans are constantly adapting to our environment. For instance, medicine has evolved past what it was in Shakespeare’s time, so people live longer. Women are now considered equals, unlike 4 centuries ago.<br />Things have changed, but Shakespeare stays relevant.<br />
  9. 9. Relevance<br />Shakespeare’s plays stay relevant today because the situations presented still apply. <br />Romeo and Juliet- young people still fall in love against their families’ wishes. It may not be as bloody, but the conflict is there.<br />Hamlet- People still question tradition, hesitate, long to get revenge, and they still contemplate suicide<br />
  10. 10. Relevance<br />Macbeth- people still crave power, take bad advice, murder others, and go power mad<br />Midsummer Night’s Dream- People fall in love, want to chase their dreams, and an audience still likes a comedy with a happy ending.<br />
  11. 11. References<br />Cummings, M. J. (n.d.) Shake sphere: A comprehensive study guide for the world of williamshakespeare. Retreived June 19, 2009, from http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#ThePlays (the themes of plays)<br />

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