Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
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In subsequent transactions he is occasionally styled a gentleman. Although in 1593 and 1594 Shakespeare published two narrative poems dedicated to the Earl of Southampton, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, and may well have written most or all of his sonnets in the middle nineties, Shakespeare’s literary activity seems to have been almost entirely devoted to the theater. ) In 1594 he was a charter member of a theatrical company called the Chamberlain’s Men, which in 1603 became the royal company, the King’s Men, making Shakespeare the king’s playwright.
A man can die but once. 242-43), punning on debt, which was the way death was pronounced. Here an enormously significant fact of life is put into simple commercial imagery, suggesting its commonplace quality. Shakespeare used the same pun earlier in 1 Henry IV, when Prince Hal says to Falstaff, “Why, thou owest God a death,” and Falstaff replies, “‘Tis not due yet: I would be loath to pay him before his day. 126-29). 64-65). These are Hamlet’s first words in the play, and we already hear him warring verbally against Claudius.
108)—and to supernatural characters such as ghosts and witches. A subtle variation occurs in Hamlet. 4, he uses you, presumably because he is now convinced that the Ghost is not a counterfeit but is his father. Perhaps the most unusual use of pronouns, from our point of view, is the neuter singular. ” In the late sixteenth century the possessive form its developed, apparently by analogy with the -s ending used to indicate a genitive noun, as in book‘s, but its was not yet common usage in Shakespeare’s day.