I Like Shakespeare

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    At eighteen Shakespeare married a woman

    who was eight years his senior and also three months pregnant at the time.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 5

    All-Time Favorite Shakespearean Quotation...

    "I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space" - Hamlet  This quotation means so much to me.   I love the resiliency Hamlet displays in that moment.  Time and space truly have no boundaries. -update- Recently, I've...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Nov 1, 2007

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Mar 15, 2014

    I Like the New Cobbe Portrait of Shakespeare.

    What a neat story.  Alec Cobbe, an Irish art restorer, saw the famous Folger painting of Shakespeare at an exhibition, and immediately recognised it as a copy of one that had been in his family collection for centuries.  The age of the painting has been authenticated...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2009

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Mar 15, 2014

    ******* cool. This past weekend we hung out at

    his place. Just shooting the ****.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Feb 4

    Love all. Trust a few.

    Do wrong to no one.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 8, 2015

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Mar 15, 2014

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Mar 15, 2014
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 3

    He's coming over later to hang out.

    We're going to eat some pizza, drink some beer and watch some basketball.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Feb 1

    Shakespeare's parents were probably illiterate,

    and his children almost certainly were.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 5

    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel
    46-50, F
    Mar 15, 2014

    Shakespeare

    It's funny because I really used to hate Shakespeare and couldn't understand his appeal. But after finishing this upper class on most of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, I really see why he's such a big deal. His whole view of history, his word choices, and his double meanings...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2008

    Some are better than others

    but that's true with everybody. He does have a great batting average in the quality of his work though.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 26

    True Love, To Dream Or Not To Dream?

    This here is a soliloquy rewrite I did for a school assignment when I was a Junior in high school. You can think about it as a MadLib with a purpose if you'd like, lol. Please don't expect Shakespearean language perfection from this! I wrote this when I was 16 and didn't care...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 4, 2012

    The Merchant of Venice

    my favorite story is the merchant of venice. what are your favorite stories?
    killthejill killthejill
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2007

    I've been in a Henry IV/Henry V mood lately.

    Some love for the Histories!
    flickerfalling flickerfalling
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    All the World's a Stage...

    I live by his phrase "All the worlds a stage, and we are meerly players." I love Shakespeare, I absolutely love him. He's BRILLANT! Enough said!
    HalfMyHeart HalfMyHeart
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2007

    THE WORLD IS OUR STAGE All the world's a stage,

    And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances' And one man in his time played many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurses arms. The shinning schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning...
    Blackrose21 Blackrose21
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

    The Tempest

    Any other fans? Just finished reading it and I must say it's one of his best plays. Very fitting considering his last was one of the best he ever wrote. Othello is by far my favorite by Shakespeare, but The Tempest is a very well written piece.
    Godemis Godemis
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    Oh, Kate, Nice customs curtsey to great kings.

    You and I cannot be confined within the weak list of a country's fashion . . . we are the makers of manners, Kate.
    hrhjck hrhjck
    46-50, F
    Aug 7, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 29

    Dipping In And Out

    Like everyone else, probably, I wasn’t enamoured with The Bard when I was first forced to read him in school.  O Level English Lit, ‘Twelfth Night’.  My family aren’t theatre types, or readers, so on first read through I remained ignorant, seeing it as torture.  They...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    1 Response Jan 17, 2012

    He and I get along so well

    that we're planning a road trip together.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Feb 3

    "'Tis in ourselves that we are thus

    or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners."
    Cathars1s Cathars1s
    26-30, F
    Oct 4, 2015

    St. Crispen's Day Speech

    WESTMORELAND. O that we now had hereBut one ten thousand of those men in EnglandThat 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 enowTo do our country loss; and if to live,The fewer men, the greater...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 18, 2012

    Shakespeare's Father held a lot of different

    jobs and at one point got paid to drink beer. (Lucky bastard)
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 4

    I Like Shakespeare... For Very Different Reasons

    If anyone was to ask me, I would say that the English Language is deteriorating at an alarming rate... as I'm sure many other languages are. What we worked so hard for during a spiraling, cascade of evolutionary leaps and human upheaval unfortunately will be cast aside and...
    Bedlamborne Bedlamborne
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Feb 26, 2013

    Ok I like when it's been dumbed down.

    I can't really understand what people are saying unless it's annotated or explained
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    A Sonnet Inspired By The Bard

    To be or not to be that is the question Shakespeare the bard he thought he wrote In life we pray to scale the Mount of hesitation Writing thinking dreaming inspiring people the bridge he built sometimes hidden away Beauty concealed escapes many sadly Each day the bard creates a...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2012
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 27

    I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF WILLIAM

    SHAKESPEARE'S WORKS FROM ROMEO AND JULIET TO HAMLET. THE OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE WAS THE FIRST THING I LEARNED GROWING UP, THEN IT STARTED TO CHANGE AS SOON AS I GOT TO THE TENTH GRADE. I STILL LOVE HIS WORKS THOUGH.
    Blackrose21 Blackrose21
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

    His plays have it all,

    murder, sex, intrigue, ambition. They have something for everyone.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 24

    Hamlet: To be, or not to be,

    that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep, No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural...
    Latinloverguy Latinloverguy
    31-35, M
    Sep 29, 2014

    My favorite of all is plays is "The Tempest.

    " I love the way in which Prospero rises above his desire for revenge.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 25

    My Dad Told Me This Story

    My dad and i were on the phone talking about literature last night (don't ask how it started, dad  HATES to hang up the phone and loves to talk) and i told him that Hamlet was and always would be my favorite Shakespeare play, and that i was very fond of the Mel Gibson...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    Feb 21, 2008

    Greatness

    Some of my favorite Quote's by  shakespeare: "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them". "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool". "An overflow of good converts to bad...
    samanthaspice18 samanthaspice18
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2011

    Yeah he's pretty cool to hang out with.

    Dresses funny, but can sure as hell knock back a beer.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 31

    I Like Shakesspeare Too

    I like Shakespeare even if I am "a poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more." It's been a really great hour of strutting and fretting and I'm thankful for it.
    Oldboxy Oldboxy
    70+, M
    Jul 4, 2011

    Soneto XLVII Mi corazon y mi ojo estan en

    paz y ambos a dos se cubren de favores: si el ojo tiene antojo de mirar o el corazon suspira por tus dones, con tu retrato mi ojo se regala e invita al corazon a ese banquete; o bien el invitado es mi ojo y cata las ansias que mi corazon le ofrece. Y asi, ya por tu estampa o por...
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1
    31-35, M
    Sep 11, 2015

    A little idea about a play.

    A high school Shakespeare club angrily splits into two groups when they can’t agree on the correct interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. One group thinks it’s a cautionary tale about the stupidity of youth and shallow lust; the other group think it’s a beautiful tragedy...
    Synthessisong Synthessisong
    18-21, F
    Aug 7, 2014
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