Everything I know or think I know about Shakespeare

I have been in one Shakespeare play.  Much Ado About Nothing.  From what I understood, he writes about tragedies and comedy.  He uses old language from the 1500’s (I think).  It’s really hard to understand.  From being in Much Ado About Nothing I learned that he writes in poems or in stanzas, the way to read or perform them is to read until there is either a comma or a period.   That means that it is a complete thought and it makes the most sense that way.  I know that he wrote about things in his life.  Hamlet was made because he was contemplating suicide which is where we get the famous To Do or To not do monologue.  I know that in the 1500’s boys were the only actors.  So all of the female leads were just very feminine boys. They either had a very high voice or they looked more feminine than the average male.

10 comments on “Everything I know or think I know about ShakespeareAdd yours →

  1. Shakespeare lived in the late 1500s and early 1600s. I agree that he uses old language and writes about tragedies and comedy.

  2. I had no idea that there were no girls acting so all of the female leads were just feminine boys! thats crazy! thank goodness its different nowadays!

  3. i wish i saw your performance in Much to do about nothing, i bet you were really good, i like the connections you made about Hamlet and also i agree with laynee, your pic is on point. XD

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