Sub Topics: Shakespeare, the marker, makes his women live according to the lights they receive from the magic lamp of their great creator.
Key Words: women in Shakespeare’s plays, boy actors played the female parts, Kate of The Taming of the Shrew, Rosaline of Love’s Labour’s Lost, Beatrice of Much Ado About Nothing,Ophelia in Hamlet, Desdemona in Othello, Cordelia in King Lear, the iron-willed Lady Macbeth, Portia in Merchant of Venice, the tender and loyal Juliet, the alluring Cleopatra
There is Sanskrit adage to the effect that the character of women is unknown even to the gods, not to speak of mortal men. It is not so much to place the subject beyond the omniscience of the supreme god-head but to street the infinite complexities of feminist. The great creator, the one great god who created the gods as well as the female certainly knows all the intricacies of his created universe-and so does Shakespeare, the great manipulator of his puppet dramatic universe whether the living, throbbing dolls are male or female. Shakespeare, the marker, makes his women live according to the lights they receive from the magic lamp of their great creator.