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With reference to the three plays dealing with a similar theme compare their social context and genre.

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TITLE: With reference to the three plays dealing with a similar theme compare their social context and genre. The 3 plays are: 1. The Heiress: by Ruth and Augustus Goetz 2. The importance of being Earnest: by Oscar Wilde 3. Twelfth Night: William Shakespeare The Heiress: The Heiress was written 1945, which is the latest written date of the 3 plays. The play should be presented on a Proscenium stage, which is a stage, which has its curtains raised and fallen or has its curtains opened or closed through each scene of the play. The play is perhaps mainly for a well-educated and also perhaps rich society because of the complexity of the plays language. ...read more.

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The second play is the importance of being Earnest. The importance on being Earnest was a play written in 1895. The kind of stage that it is written for is a proscenium stage as some of the scenes are in different settings. The play is perhaps written for a well-educated audience from the complexity of the storyline and wording. The genre of the play can be referred to as a romantic, high comedy. This is because although there are elements of love in the play there are also a few witty arguments and irony in the play. The social context of this play is for a well-educated, rich and high society, however it is also in a patriotic society. ...read more.

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The audience is also seated around the where the acting is taking place in a circle which is known as theatre in the circle. The genre of this play is simply romantic with elements of high comedy. It is romantic because of the love that takes place between characters without it being obviously expressed. It is high comedy because one of the characters named Viola is not aware of the love that is being expressed to her. The social context that it is written as is as a well educated, romantic, higher article and rich society with slight hints of a patriotic society as viola has to dress up as a male to be able to pass the message on. ?? ?? ?? ?? Nadim Saleh Section A Dr.Chilver 10k1 10x1 ...read more.

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