Works of William Shakespeare . Free Notes and Litchart PDFs on william Shakespeare works.

Important points on william Shakespeare works and free pdf notes. UGC NET PGT English TGT English literature Notes. Early comedies of Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost (printed 1598) No major source.Has elements of comedy of manners Themes Pretensions are deflated.Love conquers all. Unrealistic atmosphere of games and festive play. At the end, characters achieve maturity inContinue reading “Works of William Shakespeare . Free Notes and Litchart PDFs on william Shakespeare works.”

Unknown Facts about William Shakespeare. World’s Greatest Dramatist, sonnetier .

William Shakespeare’s life and his works. Important points on william Shakespeare and his works . UGC NET ,PGT ,TGT Notes. Shakespeare: Life William Shakespeare was born the son of John and Mary Arden Shakespeare in a small town, Stratford-upon Avon, 100 miles northwest of London. His father John belonged to a farming family near Stratford.Continue reading “Unknown Facts about William Shakespeare. World’s Greatest Dramatist, sonnetier .”

Elizabethan Theatre: Beginnings Important Time Period or Time Line of Elizabethan Age and Points

Elizabethan Theatre: Beginnings Early 16th c. travelling actors.Considered vagabonds and thievesLater, a licenses were given to nobles for maintaining actorsThus, acting troupes came into being. Acting Troupes :Played in the courtyards of taverns (called Inn-yards). Temporary stage erected Permanent Theatres. The 1st permanent theatre was James Burbage’s ‘The Theatre’ Theatre Timeline 1564: On April 23Continue reading “Elizabethan Theatre: Beginnings Important Time Period or Time Line of Elizabethan Age and Points”

William Shakespeare and His Age

Quick Revision Points and important Points for UGC NET English literature Exam . William Shakespeare and His Age Lived during a great period in English history. Reign of the Tudor queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). England emerged as the leading naval and commercial power of Europe. Defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Spirit of nationalismContinue reading “William Shakespeare and His Age”

The Canterbury Tales: First Modern English Poem

Important Points , Pdf and Notes on Canterbury Tales. The Canterbury Tales (c. 1487) Based on Boccaccio’s Decameron General Prologue—Portrait gallery of 14th c. England 29 pilgrims meet at Tabard Inn, Southwark (31 incl. poet & Harry Bailey) Pen-pictures of 21 pilgrims23 pilgrims tell stories24 stories Chaucer tells twoTale of Sir Thopas and Tale ofContinue reading “The Canterbury Tales: First Modern English Poem”

Odysseus: SummaryClassic literature

Odysseus, son of Laertes, the great traveller, prince of wiles and tricks and a thousand ways. He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none. Odysseus The story begins twenty years after Odysseus left to fight in the Trojan War, and ten years after he began his journeyContinue reading “Odysseus: SummaryClassic literature”

The Iliad: Summary

As the story begins, the war is in its ninth year. The Achaeans have recently sacked a nearby city, taking several beautiful women captive along with a lot of treasure. Chryses, a priest of Apollo from the sacked city, approaches the Achaean camp and asks Agamemnon, the leader of the Achaeans, to release his daughter,Continue reading “The Iliad: Summary”

Plato : Art is twice moved from Reality.

Real name of Plato was Aristocle that means broad shouldered.Plato was the first critic of poetry. He wrote dramatic dialogues rather than didactic volumes . In total he wrote 36 dialogues(genuine ones). According to Plato’s Theory of Mimesis (Imitation), the arts deal with illusion and they are imitation of an imitation, hence they are twiceContinue reading “Plato : Art is twice moved from Reality.”

Cervantes : Spanish Novelist

Cervantes (1547 – 1616) Miguel de Cervantes was a Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. His major novel Don Quixote (vol 1 and 2) (1605) is considered to be the first modern European novel. It is a classic of Western Literature and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written.His influence on the SpanishContinue reading “Cervantes : Spanish Novelist”

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri was baptized as Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and later came to known as Dante . He was born in Florence in 1265 century . He was an Italian poet ,writer and influencer. He is called “the father of Italian language” and is famous for his Divine Comedy.His Divine Comedy is originally calledContinue reading “Dante Alighieri”

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