Cleopatra : This insightful and analytical 8 page paper compares the deaths of two of Shakespearean characters : Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and Cleopatra (Antony & Cleopatra).
The paper looks at the way Olivier interpreted the character of Richard through five soliloquies delivered in the film, and determines whether these long looks into the contents of Richards soul make him a sympathetic character.
You can think of any Shakespeare writing including plays, novels, short stories, romance, tragedy and comedy that you are well aware of for your term paper. A lot of movies and dramas have been featured on various writings of Shakespeare. You can watch a movie that relates your term paper and see what keeps you interested. You can either take one of the writings as a topic of your term paper or choose a certain significant feature that is dominant in more than one writings.
A successful research paper on the topic should be informative and critical. One has to present the critical biography of Shakespeare determining his role for the world literature. The paper should present the analysis of the works of the playwright and see what problems were popular for discussion in his times. A good paper can also present certain wise ideas about the identity of Shakespeare. A student can brainstorm some hypothesis concerning his existence and work.
Shakespeare is one of the most assigned study topics for research papers and homework assignments during their academic careers. This is going to be an important part of your literature assignments so you need to study about the author carefully. If you do not have any idea about the person or his writings, you can then search it carefully and then think of writing your paper. The topic of your paper should be unique and interesting so that you can capture your reader’s attention as well as impress your teachers.
It also looks in particular at one of Shakespeares mature tragedies, , and determines how the characterizations introduced in the first act drive the remainder of the play.
This paper analyzes both plays to determine what makes them tragedies, what their heroes have in common, how they are different, and the dynamics that make each play work.
"All The King's Men" / Maternal Relationships : This 5 page research paper discusses the maternal relationships in William Shakespeare's and Robert Penn Warren's .
Shakespeares "Hamlet" : A 6 page paper in which the writer argues that through mad antics toward the revenge plot, both Ahab and Hamlet serve to bring the action in the two tragedies to their inevitable conclusions.
Shakespeare’s plays were performed already in the first decade after the arrival of the forty-niners. Twenty-two of his plays – some abridged, but many in the regular stage versions – were performed. His comedies, tragedies and histories – the most popular being Richard III – were staples of San Francisco theater. Actors and actresses of national celebrity appeared in roles, attracted by the new theaters as well as the new audiences – Shakespeare always packed the house. But Shakespeare was also performed in makeshift theaters in the mines, and in theaters outside of San Francisco, notably Sacramento. The acting profession was one which required women in many roles, and the Shakespeare canon provided this – Adelaide Neilson, as well as Julia Dean Hayne, were just a few that were drawn to the theaters of the West. Reviews of the plays appeared in newspapers, dailies, and the theater programs themselves, as well as in the first literary magazine of the West Coast, the (1854-55).
Looking specifically at the plays resolution and the characterization of Hamlet, the paper analyzes this play in terms of the rules of classical tragedy put forth in Aristotles .
The paper notes that Parker cut and altered much of Shakespeare's dialogue and changed the very slant of the film in a quest for "relevance"; it questions whether Shakespeare would not have been better presented in a manner more faithful to the playwright's vision.
: A 12 page paper which compares how madness is depicted in Shakespeare's -- a calculated gesture on the part of Hamlet who seeks to avenge his father's death as opposed to Ophelia's madness as a result of her many tragedies.
Modern Romantic Comedy : A 4 page paper comparing the heroines of Shakespeares "As You Like It" and the 1996 movie "While You Were Sleeping." The writer is particularly concerned with characterization, theme, and plot structure-- looking for similarities and difference between the Romantic comedies of today and yesterday.