Shakespeare writes about issues that are still relevant today
Shakespeare writes about issues that are still relevant today because his themes are universal, his plays have been updated and remade and there are various schools of thought who argue about his plays. His universal themes of vaulting and corrupting ambition, a reliance on superstition and gender tell us that the play Macbeth explored themes that are still seen in today’s society. The updated and remade film versions of Macbeth (also known as The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Macbeth (BBC’s Shakespeare’s Retold Series) tell us that people still enjoy watching the issues in Macbeth. And the various schools of thought Psychoanalytical, Feminist, and Marxism tell us that people still
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In the play the line “Come, you spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here” (Act 1, Scene 4), shows us that this theme was one that Shakespeare wished to communicate with his audience. Therefore through the theme of gender it can be seen that Shakespeare is still significant to people in modern day times. Shakespeare’s plays are still relevant today because people are modernising them and making updated film versions including: Macbeth (also known as The Tragedy of Macbeth) 1971, directed by Roman Polanski and Macbeth (BBC’s Shakespeare Retold Series) 2005, written by Peter Moffat. This shows us that Shakespeare’s play are still relevant to modern audiences because they are using the same issues that are in Macbeth but are using modern day techniques. Like in The Tragedy of Macbeth soliloquies were performed differently than how they would have been in the play. In the movie all the characters, except the one saying the soliloquy freeze, and the character saying the soliloquy walks around while their voice is projected overhead, while in the play characters would be on stage by themselves and would say their soliloquy. Therefore through the updated versions it can be seen that Shakespeare is still significant to people in modern day times.
Shakespeare’s plays are still relevant today because the various schools of thought still argue about Macbeth. In the Psychoanalytical school of