Category: Plays

Romeo and Juliet

Characters Romeo Romeo is son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. He’s a handsome man of about sixteen who falls easily in and out of love demonstrating his immaturity. At the beginning of the play he is hopelessly in love with Rosaline but immediately falls in love with Juliet at first sight – Could […]

Hamlet

Study Guide and Summary The Renaissance in Shakespeare’s Time Broadly speaking, the renaissance movement is used to describe how Europeans moved away from the restrictive ideas of the Middle Ages. The ideology that dominated the Middle Ages was heavily focused on the absolute power of God and was enforced by the formidable Catholic Church. From the […]

Macbeth

‘Macbeth’ Study Guide Macbeth Summary King Duncan hears of Macbeth’s heroics at war and bestows the title Thane of Cawdor on him. The current Thane of Cawdor has been deemed a traitor and the king orders that he be killed. The Three Witches Unaware of this, Macbeth and Banquo meet three witches on a heath […]