Tag Archives: Comedy

How did they (stage eavesdropping) in Much Ado About Nothing

Many of Shakespeare’s plays contain scenes where characters listen in on one another. Hamlet (where Polonius gets killed doing it) The Tempest (where Prospero checks up on his daughter doing it) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (where four characters do it to each other all at once)! As we see from this list this gag can […]

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How did they (amuse the audience) in Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost, many people think was written for a performance at the Inns of Court – this is because it’s most striking feature is its focus on intellectual comedy. This is the polar opposite of a play like Titus Andronicus with its multiple murders and blood and guts enough to please the most sensation […]

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