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Realism in the plays of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream and G. B. Shaw: Arms and the Man

Suyog Sahebrao Borhade

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Suyog Sahebrao Borhade ,
Realism in the plays of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream and G. B. Shaw: Arms and the Man,
International Research Journal of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies (, ISSN : 2582-8568, Volume: 2, Issue: 7, Year: July 2021, Page No : 82-87,
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The present research paper aimed to examine the concept of reality in William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw’s play writing. This is a study of comparison between the realism in play writing of 16th century and 20th century writers. William Shakespeare is a famous playwright known over the world. Because Shakespeare have versatility in his play writing, Tragedies, Comedies, Tragi-Comedies and History plays. In few plays Shakespeare used his imagination and realism like, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream. On The contrary the other famous playwright of 20th century, George Bernard Shaw has popularity in the realistic play writing. The realism is about social, psychological, political, relationships, love and economy. Apart from writing imaginary elements, G. B. Shaw has presented the reality of society and relationship of love as it is without using any imaginative devices. He had presented love realistically rather than using Romance. Example, Arms and The Man. Show is well known as a man of ideas. This research paper will present the realistic approach of characters, plots, themes, elements of reality, devices used in the plays. The differences and similarities of the two famous playwrights William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw with reference to their plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Arms And The Man respectively.


William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, George Bernard Shaw, Arms And The Man, Realism.

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Published Paper ID: IRJHIS2107015
Registration ID: 20290
Published In: Volume: 2, Issue: 7, Year: July 2021
Page No: 82-87
ISSN Number: 2582-8568

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