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By William Shakespeare

Real love takes the degree on the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hipployta, because the fairies of the woodland intervene with the lives of mortals attending the marriage dinner party. even supposing betrothed to Demetrius, Hermia is in love with Lysander and needs to make a choice from bowing to her father’s needs or a lifetime of chastity. yet Helena is in love with Demetrius, who simply has eyes for Hermia. even as, Oberon, king of the fairies, seeks to punish his spouse Titania utilizing a love potion, because the nation-states of mortals and fairies collide on one magical midsummer night.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. drastically renowned in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his loss of life, as has his impression on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s cutting edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a beginning for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed traces of discussion became a part of daily speech.

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Other reasons have been suggested as well: "If they [the immigrants] were moved by anything it was their own drive to escape the boundaries of colonialism, allied to a unique combination of historical circumstances, the most important of which was to do with the logistics of travel" (Phillips, p. 46). In 1948, the government adopted the British Nationality Act, which ascribed British citizenship to the United Kingdom, its colonies, and newly independent Commonwealth countries such as India, which had gained independence from Britain the previous year, in 1947.

At that point in the 1980s, Kay's work had only appeared in anthologies. In common with Grace Nichols (b. 1950 Guyana), Kay's early work points to a need to recognize and assert the specificity of black women's experiences. But even in the 1980s, while "The Adoption Papers" was being written, the circumstances of Kay's upbringing were contributing to a distinctive poetic voice: motherhood in relation to adoption, Black-Scottish (particularly Glaswegian) identity, and lesbian relationships. Woodcock points out Kay's poem "Happy Ending" (not in The Adoption Papers) as significant for "wryly rejecting the enforced tragedies of past writings on lesbianism" (Woodcock, p.

Reproduced by permission. —American World War I soldier, photograph. © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis. Reproduced by permission. —Stoppard, Tom, photograph. AP/Wide World Photos. Reproduced by permission. —From a theatre production of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, Directed by Eric Forsythe at University Theatres Mainstage production, The University of Iowa, November, 1997, photograph. University of Iowa. Reproduced by permission. —Waugh, Evelyn (sitting at desk, checked jacket), photograph. The Library of Congress.

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