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Essentially, an aside is something said by character for the audience's benefit, but it is not meant to be heard by the other characters. Asides are usually a character speaking to themselves, though sometimes characters...

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Some characters in Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" are Prospero, Miranda, Ariel, Caliban and Ferdinand. Others are Alonso, Antonio, Sebastian, Gonzalo and Boatswain. Trinculo and Stephano are two minor characters in the...

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Shakespeare's first play was most likely Henry VI Part I, which was first performed between 1590 and 1591 and printed in 1594. Because no recorded dates exist for first performances of any of Shakespeare's plays, scholar...

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The main themes present in Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" are fate, free will, reality, ambition and kingly authority. Shakespeare develops these themes through recurrent images. The most important motifs are children, blo...

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Though it is impossible to say exactly why William Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth," the political and historical context of the play gives scholars major clues. "Macbeth" serves as a cautionary tale for those who would threa...

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As of 2014, scholars have not determined why Shakespeare left Stratford for London, but it appears that he left to be trained as an actor. The years between 1585 and 1592 are known as Shakespeare's "lost years."

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William Shakespeare had three children with his wife, Anne Hathaway, and they included two daughters and one son. His two daughters were named Susanna and Judith, and his son was named Hamnet. Only Susanna and Judith liv...

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