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Jacque Just not so Jolly Jokester

Jacque is essential to As You Like It because in Shakespeare’s comedies the jesters and fools drive the plot. Jacque is not a jester strictly speaking but has some of the most witty and fun dialogue while being a lord … Continue reading

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Masked love

“Why, he is the prince’s jester: a very dull fool; only his gift is in devising impossible slanders: none but libertines delight in him; and the commendation is not in his wit, but in his villany; for he both pleases … Continue reading

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Extreme Court Makeover

In The Twelfth Night there are two distinctly different houses or courts that carry over into the modern day movie, She’s the Man. Yet in the movie the role that the houses play is reversed to make Duke Orsino’s group … Continue reading

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Burbage in Love

In Shakespeare in Love Richard Burbage is played by Martin Clunes and is a real person in Shakespeare’s life. Burbage was more or less brought up on the stage because both his father and older brother were actors as well. … Continue reading

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