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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Technische Universität Dresden (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Shakespearean Tragedies, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: When a playwright such as William Shakespeare wrote a new play which was supposed to be performed on stage in a London theatre at the beginning of the seventeenth century, he had to bear in mind how the conditions on site looked like. Playwrights had to consider that performances took place only during the day; this means for example that there was no lightning but that daylight had to be sufficient as an instrument for setting the mood. Furthermore, it was rather difficult in the Elizabethan Theatre to set up a scenery. Props were hardly used for supporting a scene; a backdrop simply did not exist since there was no central perspective due to the three open sides of the stage. Instead, the audience was looking at the stage from different angles (Suerbaum 66f). These two facts are major reasons why William Shakespeare had to create a rich word scenery [...]

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