Men seem to think that they are far more superior than women. This premise could still be relevant as long as men and women coexist. The lessons in this play and movie can be taught over and over again to teach children how older writers, such as Shakespeare, can be translated into modern society.
Over the course of time the world has seen much change. The world now is very different from when Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth were still living. Many things have evolved since then and some things have not changed at all or very little. Their world is different from today's because of its technology and laws or rules. It is similar by how people are entertained.
His language is rich, his characters and stories reveal universal truths about the human condition in a way we can all relate to; whether it’s the tragic outcome of unchecked greed and ambition or the unrelenting desire for revenge or the pursuit of love. His representation of human nature is just as real and relevant today as it was when Shakespeare wrote his plays. Shakespeare was very forward thinking for his time, especially in an age when women were not even allowed to perform on stage. Many of his female characters played critical roles in his plays, the infamous Lady Macbeth played a critical role in Macbeth. Shakespeare created many of the popular metaphors that we use today and largely influenced the English language. You could say Shakespeare is one of the best English teachers there has ever been, even if that wasn’t technically his
Since the erection of drama there have been many changes to commence. For instance, in the beginning there could only be male actors. All roles in a play were performed by men. The first women to perform in a theatrical production was in William Shakespeare’s “Othello” in the year 1660. Another big change in theater came after the discovery of electricity. This discovery made it possible to perform during the night time, where there was no longer any natural light to light the
Women are vital members of our society today, and they can contribute equally as men. But at Shakespeare’s time, people underestimated women and thought they were the weaker gender. Women couldn’t do many things that men could do. Female’s rights have exceedingly grown from being the inferior gender in Shakespeare’s time to being equal with men now.
The role of women have transformed over the past century. Up until recently, women had no power or say in anything they did. Women have been held to different standards up until recent times. The role of women in the past was to stay at home and take care of her children and to cook for her family. Arthur Miller examines the role of women throughout the play The Crucible. In the beginning of the play the women begin with no power because it’s in the period of time where women aren’t as important as men. Women were generalized as keepers of the home who did not possess any power. They were not in charge of anything important because women have been sexualized to not be able to do the same tasks as men. Arthur miller showed us that women who start with no power and then gain a large amount in a short span of time, can end up abusing it.
The actors were expected to perform their own stunts. They had to have a good memory to learn and memorize their lines in a short time period. William Shakespeare acted in some of the productions of the plays. Males had to act out the female parts of the plays because females were not allowed to perform in theaters at this time. Although, all of the actors worked hard, the males who dressed up as females got paid the least; this proves they had a lot of dedication to their work. The actors help make the plays at the theater a huge success and very profitable to The Theater.
Women were not allowed to perform on the stage at this time. All roles of the play were played by males. So yes this means that men had to dress up in dresses and skirts and play women.
Theatre of the Renaissance consisted mainly of men – including the parts that were supposed to be portrayed by women. This created an inherently homoerotic environment that was widely accepted. Men had no problem dressing in women’s clothing, putting on make up, and acting as a woman during a play. In Thomas L. Martin and Duke Pesta’s article, “Redressing Cross-Dressed Shakespeare” they note that, “In this theater the attraction of men to beautiful boys—whether those men be on the stage
“Women’s roles in the plays were acted by men or, more commonly by boys.” (Bommarito, 267). Boys were used for women’s roles because of their small figures and higher pitched voices. The boys began acting at the age of ten, learning the correct way to walk and talk on the stage. In addition they were also taught the art of applying make-up moving gracefully in the many layers of clothing that the Elizabethan women wore at that time.
The place of women within the theatre is well known, that being that they had no place within the stage. Women's parts were played by young men in