The Merchant of Venice - Analysis1
... In simple terms this means that the play ends happily for the main
characters. The romantic comedy was usually based on a series of mixups or confusion about the identity of particular characters, often
because they were disguised. In The Merchant of Venice there are a
number of disguised characters ...
The Basic Elements of Theatre
... dramatic material and or action. It is important for playwrights to establish themes but the challenge comes in
applying structure to the ideas and inspirations. Understanding basic principals of dramatic structure can be
invaluable to the playwright. Most modern plays are structured into acts that ...
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