The little known plays Part 3

Still there are two pairs of young lovers, the relationship between cross-confused which (as later in "Midsummer night's Dream"). And this is the first "Italian" Shakespeare play, in which he sets his characters on a ship to those of landlocked Verona was in the same landlocked Milan. And the first play with a couple of servants, clowns, and one of them brings to the stage, the academic dog is a win technique which jesters amused the audience back in the days when he was a child. All this will appear more than once: a pair of gravediggers in "Hamlet" the same two clowns; it is the same with Italy some fantastic country, conditional, having little in common with the real Italy of Shakespeare's time.

Add to this an encyclopedia of different ways to seduce a woman; Les brigands, who remember Robin hood and choose their leaders "linguist" for the knowledge of foreign languages; finally, the paradoxical final, able to surprise everyone who meets him for the first time (it is dedicated to the English Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman hunt captured the brief but painful for all four characters, the scene, during which their feelings towards each other are changed to the opposite at breakneck speed). Directors "Two noblemen of Verona" have long noticed: the younger the actors, the easier it is to put this at times frivolous, at times impulsive play, but it's the feeling of freely playing a teenager, she and good.

"Henry VI", part three (about 1590)

The historical Chronicles of Shakespeare, we are far less popular than his comedies and tragedies. Exception is Richard III, but only because in this play usually see an independent political tragedy, and not the end of Shakespeare's first tetralogy, a cycle of historical Chronicles, which tells about the War of the roses.

Meanwhile, the hunchback Richard of Gloucester, later king Richard III, for the first time shows his temper in the previous play of the tetralogy, in the third part of "Henry VI". The future tyrant and a murderer, speaking directly to the audience (Shakespeare's Richard, like the Vice of the medieval morality play, is a daring frankness), States that will assign the crown at any cost and in wickedness will surpass a symbol of political cynicism in the eyes of the Elizabethans.

But Richard is not the only character of this chronicle. It depicts the final stage of the struggle for power between supporters of the roses the dynasties of Lancaster and York. If the previous two parts of the contention was started only opponents are still trying to take rights to the throne, in the third part of "Henry VI" breaks out between them a war of extermination. As it should be in the feudal strife, there are many personal, for example the motive of revenge for his father (the theme of the future of "Hamlet") or a Joker's mockery of the defeated enemy on the head which, before to stab him, put a paper crown (one of the reasons "King Lear").