Shakespeare Comedy What makes a Shakespeare comedy identifiable if the genre is not distinct from the Shakespeare tragedies and histories? This is an ongoing area of debate, but many believe that the comedies share certain characteristics, as described below: * Comedy through language: Shakespeare communicated his comedy through language and his comedy plays are peppered with clever word play, metaphors and insults. 1. Love: The theme of love is prevalent in every Shakespeare comedy. Often
languages. Shakespeare also may have had his own dictionary, that he wrote words he had created in. Overall, Shakespeare had invented around 2,000 words (Anderson). Without many of the words and sayings, he created, our vocabulary would be very different. Much of the words we say now are from him. This is just one of many ways William Shakespeare has impacted the course of world history. In addition to making a large contribution to modern English history, William Shakespeare has contributed a large amount
perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of lending his name to an era. Other than a monarch or an emperor, few can boast that a time or place is so exclusively theirs. As we talk about Napoleonic Europe or Victorian England, so we speak of Shakespearean London or the Age of Shakespeare. No other artist, let alone writer, has had their name inscribed on such a towering edifice. "Thou in our wonder and astonishment, hast built thyself a long-live monument,"