William Shakespeare as a dramatist

William Shakespeare as a dramatist

William Shakespeare, the greatest dramatist, poet, actor has played an important contribution in all sectors of English Literature. He has created many tragedies, comedies, sonnets and poems. Sometimes he has seen as a dramatist, sometimes he has seen as an actor and sometimes as a poet.

Discuss William Shakespeare as a Dramatist. 

1. As a Romantic Playwright:

a. The classical drama has kept the spares of tragedy and comedy entirely separate. From the first to the last the tragedy had to be maintained to proper tragic pitch and no comedy or episode was permitted in it. On the other hand, a comedy had to be a comedy from the first to the last and no tragic elements were allowed to entire in it.

b. there was no dramatic action on the stage. The incidents were reported to the audiences in dialogue.

c. Three unities; unity of time, place and action controlled the writing of Drama.

 The Elizabethan drama of Shakespeare departed from the rules.

I. Romantic Drama makes free use of variety in the theme and tone. In the same play it mixes tragic and comic. 

II. Romantic Drama violates the three unities. It allows the story to extend over motions, and even in years. As necessary it changes the scene, sometimes from one town or country to another. 

2. Characterization: Shakespeare could depict characters both historical and imagery. This power he used easily, spontaneously and naturally. His characters differ in sex, age, state of life, virtues and vices but all of them are alike in being alive. His characters are at once living and true.

3. The Dialogue: Another element of the greatness of Shakespeare is the perfect naturalness of his dialogue. He is a master of dramatic dialogue. His dialogues are royal each of them is not the same. He expressed many modes. 


The modes are as follows:

a. Anger

b. Hurry

c. Irritation

d. Scorn

e. Impatience and

f. Excitement.



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