Category Archives: Shakespeare’s Comedies Class

“UNSKILLED VOLEYBALL PLAYER MAKES THE WRONG SPLASH”

“MEET THE PARENTS”-POOL SCENE LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION This short scene is part of the movie ‘Meet the parents’, starring Ben Stiller, Robert de Niro, Owen Wilson and Teri Polo. The movie plot is based on the relationship there exists between … Continue reading

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The Office CPR Scene

The Office CPR scene is one of the funniest scenes in the series. After Stanley’s heart attack, the office has to do CPR training, and as most things that happen in the show, it goes off the rails. This scene … Continue reading

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Fennyman, An Essential Character

“Cut Off His Nose” scene Shakespeare in Love is a movie tells a part of William Shakespeare’s life. There are many interesting characters making the movie attractive. Fennyman is one of them. Hugh Fenneyman, known as “the money”, finances the … Continue reading

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Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens

Paddy’s Pub: Home of the Original Kitten Mittens The scene in the video is taken from a famous American TV show, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (Season 5, Episode 8). With a merchandising convention in town, every character, including Charlie, … Continue reading

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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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