Category Archives: Shakespeare’s Comedies Class

Risking Life for Love

Viola de Lesseps is a fictional character in Shakespeare in Love who personifies the love of theatre. Viola has a genuine interest in theater and would risks her life to become an actress, even though a woman is not permitted … Continue reading

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Richard Burbage: “The Theatre” Owner

Richard Burbage in the movie Shakespeare in Love acts as one of Shakespeare’s rival and as a savior for Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. At first Richard Burbage and Shakespeare start from allies as Burbage hands money to Shakespeare to write … Continue reading

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The Business Pioneer of 1500s

Philip Henslowe was a pioneer in the theater industry and was proven to be very successful with his work. With The Rose Theater and later on The Globe in part of his possession, he is characterized as a keen business … Continue reading

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Who is considered a misfit? Someone who looks unlike? Someone who acts different? An outsider? Sheldon Cooper, I believe, is a perfect fit for a misfit. Sheldon is a physicist, the main character, in The Big Bang Theory, an American … Continue reading

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Utilizing Great TV Writing to Appreciate Shakespeare

We’re using this great PBS show to appreciate character development in our Shakespeare’s Comedies class. In particular, this documentary helped us appreciate strong female characters as well as the most comic archetype that finds a way to express ideas that … Continue reading

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Michael from The Office -idiotic misfit

My favorite comic show is The office. In my opinion the misfit can be a person who is poorly adapted to a situation or social environment. The characters are so unique and have very specific quirks, such as Michael Scott, … Continue reading

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Gilligan Little Buddy: A Castaway Misfit

My personal favorite misfit archetype is Gilligan from the sixties television comedy show Gilligan’s Island. The set of the comedy is on a remote island in the Pacific where the main characters, from an array of diverse backgrounds, find themselves … Continue reading

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A Modern [Family] Misfit

Whether it is riding dragons in Game of Thrones, fighting the dead in The Walking Dead, or solving mysteries in Sherlock, TV shows allow us to experience the life we never had. However, comedy TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory and Modern … Continue reading

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The Viking Floki: A Misfit in Ancient Times

A tall skinny man is seen in the distance. This man wears some type of war paint with tattoos across his body. This being seems to radiate an offsetting theme. This man is named Floki. Historical fiction writers utilize Floki … Continue reading

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Too Smart To Be Normal (Sherlock Holmes BBC)

Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series is a fairly obvious misfit amongst other characters in the show. He has immense brain power and analytic skills, thus deeming everyone else inferior to him. Others call him a crazy psychopath, but … Continue reading

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