Culture and literature in my life – William Shakespeare
Culture and literature in my life
William Shakespeare is probably the greatest dramatist in the world and the best poet of England (over 150 beautiful sonnets). He lived in the time of Renaissance. He was born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon. He came to London and joined a group of artists. First he helped adapt or rewrite older plays but later he started to write his own plays and he was very successful.
He wrote 37 plays. His mastery lies in his human vision of moral questions and in the richness of his language. He wrote history plays, tragedies and comedies.
HISTORY PLAYS – Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Richard II, Richard III and Julius Caesar
TRAGEDIES – Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello
COMEDIES – Twelfth Night (Večer tříkrálový), As you like it (Jak se vám líbí), The Taming of
the Shrew (Zkrocení zlé ženy), Two gentlemen of Verona (Dva veronští páni),
A Midsummer Night’s dream (Sen noci svatojánské), Much Ado about Nothing
(Mnoho povyku pro nic), Merry Wives of Windsor (Veselé paničky windsorské