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Alagappa University B.A English SHAKESPEARE May 2021 Question Paper

Alagappa University

Question Paper Code: D–7176 

Sub. Code: 11243 





Fourth Semester 


(CBCS 2018 – 2019 Academic Year Onwards) 

Time : Three hours Maximum : 75 marks 

SECTION A — (10 x 2 = 20 marks) 

Answer ALL the questions. 

1. How does Hippolyta come to be betrothed to Theseus? 

2. Why is Rosalind kept at court after her father. Duke Senior, is banished to the forest? 

3. Why did Leontes order Camilo to kill Polixenes? 

4. What was the name of Hermoine’s daughter? Who named her? 

5. How important is Shakespeare’s depiction of the passing of time in The Winter's Tale. 

6. Write a short note on Shakespearean comedy. 

7. List out some of the clownish characters of Shakespeare. 

8. Write a short note on Elizabethan drama. 

9. Write a short note on Criticism on Shakespeare. 

10. What are the features of Shakespearean drama? 

SECTION B — (5 x 5 = 25 marks) 

Answer ALL the questions, choosing either (a) or (b). 

11. (a) Shakespeare's Fools: Touchstone in As You Like It - Explain. 


 (b) Richard II as a tragedy – Discuss. 

12. (a) In his speech, at the end of the play, what does Antony say about Brutus? 


 (b) Substantiate – The Winter’s Tale as a theme of friendship. 

13. (a) Write a paragraph on the characterization in As You Like It. 


 (b) Write a note on Shakespearean theatre and audience. 

14. (a) Explain – Shakespearean comedy. 


 (b) Give an account of Shakespearean Tragedy. 

15. (a) Write a paragraph on Shakespearean Music and Songs. 


 (b) Write a short note on criticism on Shakespeare. 

SECTION C — (3 × 10 = 30 marks) 

Answer any THREE questions. 

16. Portraits of Human Virtue: A Look at the Characters in Shakespeare’s As You Like It – Explain. 

17. Bring out the dramatic significance of the play Julius Caesar. 

18. Write briefly about exploring the nature of Shakespearean Comedy. 

19. Examine the role of Women in Shakespearean plays. 

20. Write an essay on Clowns and Fools in Shakespearean plays. 


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