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.
"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).
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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,
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...
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?
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.
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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...