Welcome to Shakespeare’s Globe: An Environmental View of Shakespeare’s Play! My name is Sun Yoon and I am a 4th year student at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. This website documents my essays, blog posts, and course works for English 210W, which primarily focused on “William Shakespeare’s plays and poems that emphasizes performance history and environmental themes to develop… close reading and writing skills; literary historical knowledge; and multimodal research techniques”.
Throughout the semester, English 210W covered Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, The History of King Lear, Richard II, and Titus Andronicus. As the semester progressed, I noticed that the plays have a common theme of power dynamic such as gender politics, class hierarchy, and wealth division. Considering the era in which Shakespeare lived in and the time setting of his plays, it is understandable that the theme of power structure frequently appears in his writings. Although the fact that inequality was more prevalent in the 16th century is an overstatement, inequality was more apparent in that time period compared to contemporary society, as the social structure of Renaissance period had social and class hierarchy. I will briefly explain how each of the play reflects the common theme of power.