Shakespeare Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

An analysis of the literary work of William Shakespeare and the issue of patronage.
# 61281 | 1,022 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper discusses a playwright's patronage by a wealthy individual. The paper explains that this was common practice and indeed essential, in Shakespeare's time. The paper examines William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in an effort to determine whether parts of it were rewritten by Shakespeare upon request of one of his patron's, in honor of a wedding.

From the Paper:

"Whether Shakespeare was pandering to Elizabeth Carey's powerful father and grandfather or not, his other patron was-and had to be-Queen Elizabeth herself. In addition, it is in honor of that patronage that Shakespeare used abundant maritime references in the play. Shakespeare is thought to have been creating his own specialized mythology in the play-something he could well be expected to do considering his education-but he was also have been honoring Queen Elizabeth's maritime prowess, and certainly he made reference to the "Virgin Queen" when he wrote of the "fair vestal throned by the west" (Edgecombe, 2000, unpaged)."

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