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In each of the plays (listed below) there is at least one scene in which a character reads a letter, a note, or a book. I am looking for help as to Shakespeare's representation of reading and writing. What is Shakespeare up to when he stages scenes of reading and writing? What are some reasons he includes these scenes in his works?
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Operating slightly differently from the overall scope of the use of writing and reading in the other plays, I regard that literacy operates to establish and to facilitate the whimsical and romantic tone and mood of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. As in ACT I, SCENE II, for example, I strongly believe that the writing of a play about Pyramus and Thisby as the entertainment for Theseus's wedding shows how writing can serve this purpose. Similarly, a romantic, playful objective seems to be tied to the act of writing in this play in ACT IV, ...
Shakespeare's representation of reading and writing is exemplified briefly within 400 words of general brainstorming from some classic plays.