I Enjoy the Works of William Shakespeare

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    Every human emotion and foible is contained in

    his plays. My favourite plays are Much ado about nothing. And King Henry the fifth. Wonderful stuff!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 27, 2014

    Macbeth. My ultimate favorite!

    ((: so what's yours?
    ktlee97 ktlee97
    18-21, F
    Oct 28, 2015

    The St Crispian's Day Speech---henry V

    WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day! KING. What's he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin; If we are mark'd to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if...
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    1 Response Nov 25, 2011

    "The time is out of joint,

    o' cursed spite That ever I was born to set it right" I just started reading Hamlet last week, and man it's brilliant. Shakespeare had such a way with words, it inspires me to create something beautiful. Even Hamlet who's supposed to be a bad poet writes such a beautiful letter...
    Misteryoo Misteryoo
    18-21, M
    Jun 16, 2015

    life a brief candle..

    sonnet 18..
    glennmitchel glennmitchel
    22-25, M
    Dec 7, 2014

    I Played Romeo, Tibalt, Mercucio And The Old Abbott In My Highscool Play Of Romeo And Juliet.

    Shakespeare certainly knew his stuff. Me English Teacher wanted us to put on the play as a term project. But some of the fellas were to cool to take part. As the term got on. The cast became thin. Most had skipped class. So I stepped up to play the missing roles. They say...
    Thevy29 Thevy29
    31-35, M
    Sep 15, 2013

    To Love Or Not To Love...

    my senior year in high school, 2 years ago... we read Hamlet. my teacher gave us an assignment to rewrite the "to be or not to be" soliloquy. this is my re-made soliloquy called "To love or not to love..." (which btw, i got 100% on) To love or not to love That is the question...
    Drawinginbeauty Drawinginbeauty
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2010

    To die, is to be banish'd from myself; And

    Silvia is myself: banish'd from her, Is self from self: a deadly banishment! What light is light, if Silvia be not seen? What joy is joy, if Silvia be not by? Unless it be to think that she is by, And feed upon the shadow of perfection. Except I be by Silvia in the night, There...
    kiki2016 kiki2016
    26-30, F
    Aug 17, 2015

    I Love William Shakespeare

    “To be, or not to be" and "O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?" form some of literature's most celebrated lines and if asked to recite one of William Shakespeare's most famous quotes or quotations the majority of people would choose one of these However, many expressions...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    His Plays And Poems

    His Plays and Poems   I just Love them all
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    Dec 10, 2011

    "Love Looks Not With the Eyes But With the Mind."

    Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixèd mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring...
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    Jun 16, 2008

    Shall I Bore Thee?

    i have to say that i am rather sad and disappointed that there is only a drop full in this bucket. i mean, right- you were forced to study a william Shakespeare in high school probably and that is what did it to you? or maybe you just couldn't ever get into his writing? it's...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian
    36-40, F
    May 3, 2008

    I love Julius Caesar

    and Macbeth! I'm an actress so Shakespeare has always been a huge part of my life! I love the language and how each word has a purpose and a certain authenticity to it. I love studying literature and I hope some one else on here agrees!
    lillylolz lillylolz
    18-21, F
    Dec 10, 2014

    Othello - Shakespeare

    One of my favorite: "Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so, for my peculiar end. For when my outward action doth demonstrate The native act & figure of my heart In compliment extern, 'tis not long after But i will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to...
    LittleWonder LittleWonder
    May 22, 2011

    Signifying Nothing

    "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Macbeth Quote (Act V, Scene V).  
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    3 Responses Jan 31, 2009

    Once upon a time, Shakespeare was horny.

    He was horny af. To cure himself of this unwanted inconvenience, he decided to read some of his favorite books on Greek and Roman mythology. But alas, it did not help. So he decided to smoke some weed, maybe that would work, but alas, it did not. Now with every Greek and Roman...
    mattinsula mattinsula
    18-21, M
    Jul 28, 2015

    Romeo and Juliet..or Was It?! Xd

     LOL i love the works of Shakespeare and throughout school we got to act them and study them in english and drama. I remember studying Romeo and Juliet though in GCSE and it was the best fun ever. My friend and I used to spend all our lessons making little funny cartoon...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    Can Anyone Help Trace A Missing Friend - Silvia?

    Can anyone please help trace a missing friend ?Who is Silvia?by William ShakespeareWho is Silvia? what is she,That all our swains commend her?Holy, fair and wise is she;The heaven such grace did lend her,That she might admirèd be.Is she kind as she is fair?For beauty lives with...
    Jerryattic Jerryattic
    51-55, M
    Mar 2, 2013

    William Shakespeare. Sonnet 141.

    In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes, For they in thee a thousand errors note; But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise, Who in despite of view is pleased to dote. Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted, Nor tender feeling to base touches prone...
    Girlinaclouds Girlinaclouds
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    As a class back when I was young we studied The

    Tempest and it's always had a place in my heart. My best friend and I were asked to read the parts of Trincolo and Stephano. I recall that we had a little tiff over who was who because Trincolo sounded like a much better name. Later the class went on a trip to see The Tempest...
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    Jan 24, 2016


    My Brother had his Key Stage 3 SATs last week and for English he had to do a Reading Paper, a Writing Paper and a Shakespeare Paper. The play used for his Shakespeare paper was Much Ado About Nothing. Since he found out he went looking for me to help him with his Set Scenes...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2008

    Well I Was Named After A Character...

    I have all his books, I went to see two of his plays (Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet) in Canada, and I took a class on him in High School. Besides that my Grandmother named me Portia after one of his characters.
    AddyLuv AddyLuv
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2010

    'Much Ado About Nothing'

    I've actually currently got the script to ' Much Ado About Nothing' lying next to me. I must say I thouroughly enjoyed reading through it, despite the difficult language. I also like quoting Shakespeare every so often. To quote from the play infront of me: ' I do love nothing in...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Jan 28, 2008

    Happy Birthday Shakespeare :)

    ‎"This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”- Hamlet
    ktd23 ktd23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2012

    One of my resolutions

    for this new year is to read Shakespeare's plays. I have read some of them, the most famous ones (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest), but I cannot say I know his work well at all. As my native tongue is not English will read them twice, first in my native...
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    Jan 8, 2015


    Anyone who tries to read Shakespeare's plays is kind of missing the point...yes, the prose is beautiful. He was a craftsman but Shakespeare was meant to be performed. If you really want to enjoy the works of William Shakespeare - watch them. Hear them.
    MynameisTed MynameisTed
    36-40, F
    Jun 22, 2012
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    Old King Lear

    I love tragedy. Like the ancient Greeks, Shakespeare was an excellent practitioner of the art form.  What wasn't he good at when it comes to the written word?  Although the language is complex to our modern ear, underneath it all is simple truths.  Who doesn't like to be...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Aug 20, 2013

    I'm related to William Shakespeare,

    Honest. I promise I'm not lying!
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter
    16-17, F
    Oct 10, 2015
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