Shakespearian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Shakespearian of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works "Shakespearean plays"
    • n Shakespearian a Shakespearean scholar
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ghosts appear in 4 Shakespearian plays; Julius Caesar, Richard III, Hamlet and Macbeth.
    • shakespearian See Shaksperian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Shakespearian shāk-spē′ri-an pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare, or his works—also Shakespē′rian, Shakspear′ean, Shakspē′rian
    • n Shakespearian a student of Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Usage

In literature:

There is no Shakespearian answer to the riddles that Hamlet propounds.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Before "The Merry Wives," it must be something Shakespearian.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Although he did not especially aspire to Shakespearian production, he used the great bard's works as models for appraising other plays.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
On April 28, Ludwig Tieck, the great German Shakespearian scholar and romantic poet, died at Berlin.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
It is to this Simple Rhyme what stage scenery is to the Shakespearian play or the Wagnerian opera.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Suggest a cheerful countenance, and you stamp your subject for ever as a Shakespearian clown.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
In later years when I heard her give Shakespearian readings, I regarded the occasion as an epoch in my life.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Its chief claim to notice is that here took place Kean's famous Shakespearian revivals.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
He could get no chance worthy of his efforts for a trial of his new Shakespearian interpretations.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Iago's description of the model woman is a cynical version of the true Shakespearian theory.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
But all this might be done without achieving the supreme Shakespearian touch.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Such a play scene, withal Shakespearian!
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Use for your study of the play the Shakespearian drama.
"Vocal Expression" by Katherine Jewell Everts
I feel as if I were on the stage of a Shakespearian play.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
We nowadays put the pipe before the tabor, but in Shakespearian days this was not so.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
It is Fletcher's best comedy of the kind; one of the best of the later Shakespearian age.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
An artist friend began the painting with the intention of carrying out an ideal that Garfield had once expressed at a Shakespearian gathering.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
The Globe Theatre of Shakespearian fame was then on the site of the present brewery of Barclay, Perkins, & Co.
"Milton's England" by Lucia Ames Mead
He was a good Shakespearian scholar, and his editions of Macbeth, Othello and Julius Caesar also received an academic prize in 1902.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
Two of the Vienna theaters played Shakespeare twice a week, and at Berlin as many as three houses had a Shakespearian program.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
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In poetry:

Then I would journey to the North,
To see that Shakespearian land;
Where Hamlet said from conscious wrath
"What a piece of work is man."
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Like young Shakespearian kings,
He won the adoring throng:
And, as Apollo sings,
He triumphed with a song:
Triumphed, and sang, and passed along.
"A Friend" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
Beautiful Empress, of India, and Englands Gracious Queen,
I send you a Shakespearian Address written by me.
And I think if your Majesty reads it, right pleased you will be.
And my heart it will leap with joy, if it is patronized by Thee.
"A Requisition to the Queen" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Katie O'Bryon (left) and Christina Vecchiato play servants Dromio E and Dromio S in the Shakespearian comedy currently on the boards in Carmel.
In one of my previous Tehran Bureau essays on Verdi's Shakespearian opera Macbeth -- "Macbeth and the Marks of Violence".
As expected, I made it to several Passport to the Arts events over the weekend, including to Alpena Civic Theatre for an afternoon of Renaissance music and Shakespearian readings.
LeMoyne's "A Tempest" Rains Shakespearian Charm.
Of course, it's not identical to the language that was spoken by the Aztecs , just like our English is not Shakespearian English.
"To Run or Not to Run…that is the question"…to adapt the great Shakespearian line to the question Newark Mayor Cory Booker ponders each and every day in the press.
Joe Paterno's fall from grace at Penn State University was as tragic as any Shakespearian play.
Well you didn't expect to hear a Shakespearian sonnet at a Monday Night Football game in Philadelphia did you.
More than one person has compared US Sen John Ensign's fall from grace to a Shakespearian tragedy.
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