I Enjoy Shakespeare

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    Im sorry but I hated Romeo and Juliet... so weak.... I did enjoy Othello, Julias Cesar, and Macbeth. I could have lived a perfectly fine life with out having to read or hear about Romeo and Juliet.
    Silver01ta Silver01ta
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Apr 13, 2008

    Oh Romeo, Romeo...

    I have read Romeo & Juliet more times than I can count.  I was a hopeless romantic as a child and I loved the plot.  By high school when I was required to read it I could recite the beginning ['Two households both alike in dignity...'] and the...
    heavensloss heavensloss
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2008

    My Introduction to Shakespeare

    When I was around the age of 12 I went to a production of a "Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Kennedy center. It was my first real introduction to theater and it blew me away. I fell in love with the characters and humor. Then when I was going through my angsty, moody...
    stillsleeping stillsleeping
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2008

    Gave Me Chills

    The first time I read Marc Antony's speech in Julius Caesar, I got chills. To me, this speech exemplifies how easily a crowd can be manipulated...and the power that the spoken word really has over people. Over the course of one scene, Antony uses his mastery of language to woo a...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2008

    Addicted To Hamlet

    Right from the first time I read Hamlet, I have been addicted to the play. Though I have never seen it on stage, I love it so much and keep going back to it regularly and must have read it many times. I have enjoyed reading it from the first scene where the ghost makes an...
    lonelycloud36 lonelycloud36
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

    Much To Do About Nothing

    I was exposed to Shakespeare by a high school teacher who was a passionate Shakespeare fan. We studied four Shakes peare plays that year, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, Othello and the last one I can not remember but I became interested in Shakespeare from then on and my favourite...
    happynudist happynudist
    36-40, M
    Nov 14, 2012

    Memorable Quotes From Julius Caesar

    Here are some great quotes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar   Soothsayer: 'Beware the Ides of March' ---- Cassius: Why, man, he (Caesar) doth bestride the narrow world, Like a Colossus; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To find ourselves...
    lonelycloud36 lonelycloud36
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 28, 2011


    it is most definitely a rather important goal in my life to direct a production of hamlet. or maybe romeo and juliet. or both. i love them both so much - and not in the way that so many people do. thank you freshman year of highschool! haha
    rockeyone rockeyone
    Feb 27, 2008

    Quote From Macbeth...

    To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and...
    lonewanderer lonewanderer
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 17, 2008

    Love It

    I love reciting some of the famous lines/soliloquies from various plays. I am rereading hamlet at the moment. So occasionally i will get the urge and break out into "To be or not to be- that is the question. Whether tis nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Oct 30, 2008


    Titus Andronicus: Act IV, scene ii Aaron- "I have done your mother" ;)      
    Chrestomanci Chrestomanci
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2009

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Probably my favourite Shakespearean play is Much Ado About Nothing. Like many of his works, I have not yet seen it performed live. But I enjoyed the film version, made in 1993 by Kenneth Branagh, very much. Branagh played opposite his then-wife Emma Thompson in the lead roles...
    KenWX KenWX
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2012

    Hamlet , Tragic Words

    These are some quotes from Hamlet from his own mouth. There are quotes from others which I will post later: -======= That one may smile and smile and yet be a villain ==== O!,That this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew. ------- Doubt thou the...
    lonelycloud36 lonelycloud36
    41-45, M
    Aug 13, 2012

    Live Theater

    I studied Shakespeare in school, but I didn't appreciate his work until I saw the plays performed live. I went to London two years ago and saw Much Ado About Nothing performed at the Globe Theater. It was one of the most entertaining events of my life! Since then, I've seen...
    Contessina Contessina
    22-25, F
    Jun 27, 2013

    Always Best In Performance...

    I love Shakespeare. A lot of people find it tough to read, but once you see it on stage you realise just how great it is. My favourite play is A Midsummer Night's Dream, because I find the play within the play at the end absolutely hilarious. Not to mention the hilarity of the...
    Weezieishness Weezieishness
    Sep 14, 2010

    Julius Caesar ---thought And Action

    Julius Caesar is a play which has never ceased to surprise me every time I read it. Act I scene I begins with Marullus and Flavus chiding the citizens of Rome for gathering to greet Caesar who is returning after triumphing over Pompey. The same people who hailed Pompey...
    lonelycloud36 lonelycloud36
    41-45, M
    Feb 28, 2011

    Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson, renaissance dramatist, said this about Shakespeare: "To the memory of my beloved, The Author, Mr. William Shakespeare: and what he hath left us" -- Ben Jonson;"Thou art a Moniment, without a tombeAnd art alive still, while thy Booke doth live,And we have wits to read...
    lonelycloud36 lonelycloud36
    41-45, M
    Aug 24, 2012

    In my 9th Grade English class,

    we read Othello in class. Wonderful story, and beautiful writing (as expected), but my teacher didn't seem to care much about it.  She read it, explained it, and then read some more, all in a monotone and uninspired voice.  There was no heart to it, no emotion, nothing.  I...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2014

    More From Hamlet

    Here are some more quotes by other characters:When sorrows come, they come not single spies,But in battalions. Claudius---Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,I will be brief. Polonius----Though this be madness, yet there is...
    lonelycloud36 lonelycloud36
    41-45, M
    Aug 14, 2012

    Meet The Harrys

    I loved Shakespeare from the getgo. Third form, junior high school, aged 13, and we are introduced to WS via Henry V, the play set for our year's state public examination. Our teacher, Mary Margaret Flynn BA, was head of English at the school. A gentle 55 years or so schoolmarm...
    KenWX KenWX
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2012

    Thanks to Kt

    Well, the only play that i read of his was Julius Caesar and i loved it! All thanks to my teacher who made it so enjoyable! She explained it so well that when i read it later by myself, i just couldnt help loving it. I can't even count the number of Casca-like and...
    siddha siddha
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2009
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