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Reader comments are listed below. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. Three reasons: 1 Shakespeare writes better than most if not all in the English language; 2 His observational power knows no equal; 3 What he observes is universal.
And I completely approve of this trend of seeing Shakespeare as someone fun and silly, I completely approve of discarding this rigid idea of Shakespeare being Prim Serious Untouchable Literature. But at the same time, it kind of bothers me that people see Serious Tragic Shakespeare and Funny Filthy Shakespeare as two mutually exclusive identities. Because for Shakespeare, dick jokes were Serious Business.
You may opt out or contact us anytime. That makes them useful not just to scholars who study literature, like me, but also to law school faculty, professional lawyers, and even our bitterly divided Supreme Court justices. Renaissance London, like America today, was full of widespread popular interest in legal goings-on. Moreover, law and literature were far more intertwined.
This article is an index of characters appearing in the plays of William Shakespeare whose names begin with the letters A to K. Characters with names beginning with the letters L to Z may be found here. NOTE: Characters who exist outside Shakespeare are marked " hist " where they are historical, and " myth " where they are mythical.
Richard Burbage Richard Burbage is considered to be the first great actor of the English theatre. He was the son of James Burbage, the theatrical entrepreneur who built the Theatre in Shoreditch on the outskirts of London, and the brother of another famous actor of the day, Cuthbert Burbage. Richard Burbage achieved success as performer by the age of twenty and during his career he appeared in plays by Jonson, Kyd, Beaumont and Fletcher, and John Webster.
I expect he got wrecked, or died at sea. Henderson, this is a member of my Sunday school class, for whose good qualities and good abilities I can speak confidently. Dick read this letter with much satisfaction.
William Shakespeare bapt. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-AvonWarwickshire.
The full quote is "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers". Dick is a rough character, a killer as evil as his name implies,  like the other henchmen, and this is his rough solution to his perceived societal problem. DICK [aside]. But methinks he should stand in fear of fire, being burnt i' th' hand for stealing of sheep.