Quotes of Elizabethan

“ What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death. ”

- George P. Baker

“ In high school English we were supposed to write a paper on Shakespeare, and I decided to write a Shakespearean play. I wrote a five-act tragedy in Elizabethan iambic pentameter. It was about Alexander the Great. My teacher accused me of plagiarism until I proved to him neither Shakespeare nor anyone else had written a play about Alexander the Great. ”

- Samuel Dash

“ I think that Shakespeare had his male side and his female side extremely well developed. And this was a great quality of the Elizabethan, all-around Renaissance man. They were not afraid of their male side and their female side co-existing. This somewhere along the line got lost… ”

- Ben Kingsley
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