We in the 21st century enjoy Shakespeare’s plays for a variety of reasons.
His plays have different themes like love, ambition, pride, friendship, supernatural, etc. Many of his famous quotes are used even till today such as "To be, or not to be" and "O Romeo, Romeo! "-Romeo and Juliet, form some of literature's most One of the functions of Shakespeare’s poetry is to communicate to the audience in an imaginative manner.
The Elizabethans believed that the appearance of spirits was accompanied by a wind. In modern theatre, ghosts and supernatural occurrences are difficult to stage.
The audiences of today are used to “realistic” theatre, such as Shakespeare’s ghost are produced on our stages with strange lightning effects, off-stage sounds. They just accepted ghosts and witches as the case may be.
This nebulous nature of culpability and tragic causality makes it difficult to find any metaphysical or universal justice in these plays; as a consequence, the intense sufferings of Brutus and Lear become all the more important both to the plays’ complexities and to their dramatic success.
Even though dreams, sleep, and the genre of tragedy have all been studied individually in relation to Shakespeare’s works, the connections between them have remained largely unexplored.
Brutus later explains that Lucius “sleep[s] so sound” (2.1.232) because, unlike himself, he has “no figures, nor no fantasies / Which busy care draws in the brains of men” (2.1.230-231).
Even though Brutus, in his sense of political duty, refers to sleep as a “fault,” he thus expresses his wish to be able to commit such a mistake.
The differences between Shakespearean tragedy and classical and medieval models, which tend to be more interested in metaphysical perspectives and in themes of determinism, fortune, or supernatural intervention, have been widely noted in criticism.
Medical works in the Renaissance were heavily influenced by the legacy of the Greco-Roman physician Galen, amongst whose principles can be found the six non-naturals; in contrast to the naturals (innate and physiological things like organs and humours), these were conceived of as non-innate material, physical, and environmental factors that man could actively influence: “air”, “movement and rest,” “food and drink,” “inanition and repletion”, “affections of the mind”, and, crucially to this discussion, “sleep and vigil”.a resting of the Animal facultie, and a Pawsing from the actions and busynes of the day, wherby the vertues of the bodyes being faynt, and the powers thereof beinge resolued, are reuyued and made fresh againe, and all the wearie members & Senses recomfortedtermed), could cause a temporary or permanent imbalance of the humours and was severely harmful to the mind and the body.