Shakespeare’s Prose

Principle objective of this lecture is to present on Shakespeare’s Prose. Early in his career Shakespeare rarely wrote in prose. Richard III – 50 of 3500 lines are prose (2%). Later, Shakespeare uses much more prose. Hamlet – 900 lines of prose (30%). This lecture also focus on what distinguishes poetry from prose. Shakespeare’s early plays – candid look at how he uses language. Finally describe on Richard’s opening soliloquy.