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I Love Shakespeare

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    Me Too

    I think I was relatively late to the whole Shakespeare thing - I only remember getting to read Othello at school (no, I didn't go to a great school).  And once, there was a school trip to see Othello being performed.   That is my only memory of my Shakespeare...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F Oct 20, 2010

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    To The Man Who Taught Me All About Love

    I can honestly say that William Shakespeare may be one of the first men outside my family that I have ever loved. What caused my ardor you ask? As You Like It - I saw it for the first time with an uncle a few years ago and again tonight. As far as plays go, this may as well be a...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 2 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Henry V

    My favorite quote from Henry V: "But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now-a...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 2 Responses May 15, 2009

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    "The fault is not in our stars,

    but in ourselves, that we are underlings."
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Huge Fan

    When I was little, my mom used to read Shakespeare to me. Of course, I didn't understand it because I was a small child, but the language was soothing. As I got older, I always looked fondly on his work, but I never read much of it until I was in high school. While the...
    Chassant Chassant 18-21, F 1 Response May 20, 2009

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    Reads Shakespeare Out Loud

    I love to read shakespeare stories out loud. His words are music to my ears. I named my cat after him because he loved listening to me read. LOL
    craftingnut91 craftingnut91 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    Reading.....

    Shakespeare is a new interest of mine.  So far I have read Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, MacBeth, and Midsummer Night's Dream.  I can't wait to read more!  Any recommendations on what I should read next?
    InvisibleRodney InvisibleRodney 26-30, M Feb 1, 2010

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    Sonnet 138

    Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her, though I know she lies, That she might think me some untutored youth, Unlearnèd in the world's false subtleties. Thus vainly thinking that...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Hamlet

    "What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god!......" Just, beautiful .
    TitaniaWannabe TitaniaWannabe 13-15, F Nov 13, 2013

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    Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make

    Sonnet 145Those lips that Love's own hand did makeBreathed forth the sound that said "I hate"To me that languished for her sake;But when she saw my woeful state,Straight in her heart did mercy come,Chiding that tongue that ever sweetWas used in giving gentle doom,And taught it...
    B3lla01 B3lla01 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    'to Be Or Not To Be' Parody

    Do I Go or Stay? To skip, or not to skip: that is the question:Is it better to just go and bearThe tiredness of an average classOr to skip out early with friends,And not worry about homework? To go, to stay-No more- By going to class, knowing it's betterThen getting a phone call...
    wecannottrust wecannottrust 18-21, F May 8, 2011

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    Sonnet 76

    Why is my verse so barren of new pride, So far from variation or quick change? Why with the time do I not glance aside To new-found methods and to compounds strange? Why write I still all one, ever the same, And keep invention in a noted weed, That every word doth almost tell my...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F Aug 25, 2013

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    My Favorite Romeo and Juliet

    Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins, That almost freezes up the heat of life: I'll call them back again to comfort me: Nurse! What should she do here? My dismal scene I needs must act alone. Come, vial. What if...
    MadamGypsy MadamGypsy 26-30, F 1 Response May 22, 2009

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    He only signed his name three times.

    And each time he spelled his last name differently. So we'll never know if it's Shakspere, Shakespeare, or Shaxpere. Ah, well. Violent delights have violent ends.
    AlonaTherian AlonaTherian 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I am reading Cymbeline right now,

    one of his less than popular works, but I don't know why----SO GOOD! (:
    kittenkate kittenkate 18-21, F Apr 2

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    "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 and figure of my heart In complement extern, tis not long after But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at. I am not what I am." - Othello by...
    brokenglass299 brokenglass299 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    The Bard And His Characters (especially His Villains)

    I love Shakespeare- he's one of the well-known authors who you can still enjoy and not seem pretentious. I adore the way he builds his characters, especially in his historical tragedies. Marc Antony in 'Julius Caesar,' Macbeth in 'Macbeth,' and especially, my favorite...
    phatb1991 phatb1991 22-25, M Sep 24, 2010

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    Shakespeare

    Gotta love it. :) He has stood the test of time, and indeed, his work is used in every high school in the US. (If not every, then quite a few...) But, out of curiosity, which is your favorite Shakespeare? Personally, I love Hamlet. I prefer tradgedy over comedy.
    xxbloodyfretboardxx xxbloodyfretboardxx 18-21, F Oct 4, 2010

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    Henry V

    I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety. Shakespeare, Henry V
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Oct 11, 2013

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    Stunning

    If it were simply the case that he had nailed the human condition, or asked the fundamental questions of the human condition at least, that would be enough to make him a great playwright. If it were simply the case that he write plays in such beautiful English that even nearly...
    Ketsan Ketsan 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    All The World's A Stage Monologue

    "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 plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. As, first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. And then the whining school-boy, with...
    Lilly78 Lilly78 31-35, F Mar 20, 2012

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    Loving Hate; Romeo And Juliet (Sonnet)

    I wrote this sonnet for my english class. It is not, obviously, written by Shakespeare. However, it is about one of the great classics: Romeo and Juliet Hate that lived in my heart unrecognized Yonder is the dewy morning anew The light it brought stings eyes that once despised...
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F Jul 29, 2013

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    I Am The Shrew

    Prophet Nathan told king David a story only to point out his sins of murder and adultery. God use this story to teach me a lesson.... I need to go more with the flow...( to play along)... Rather than having my head so big, I should listen to my heart. God is not just facts and...
    heilga heilga 36-40 Mar 26, 2012

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    Your Daily Shakespeare

    Hello Shakespeare Lovers, My "story" is quite simple and rather than repeating myself, if you are interested, connect to: www.yourdailyshakespeare.com where, besides the (almost) daily blogs you will find a short biography (chronicles of wasted time), my strength, which is...
    jimmie67 jimmie67 51-55, M May 11, 2012

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    Romeo and Juliet

    My favorite quotes from Romeo and Juliet: "But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    Hamlet

    My favorite quote from 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...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 6 Responses May 15, 2009

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    My Favorite Shakespeare Line

    My favorite line out of all the Shakespeare plays is "the corse of true love never did run smoothly." Please leave comments abought what yours is or if you agree
    Hugesinger Hugesinger 31-35, F Jul 28, 2012

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    "We cannot all be masters ,

    nor all masters Cannot be truly followed" - Othello by Shakespeare
    brokenglass299 brokenglass299 18-21, F Apr 23

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    I Have My Favorites

    A Midsummer Night's Dream The Taming of the Shrew King Lear Othelo And Richard III But I have read all of his works once and I am currently performing an interpretation/combination of the characters Grey and Rivers for a local theater project.
    Pendark Pendark 36-40, M Jul 5, 2009

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    Taming of the Shrew

    "Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, Thy head, thy sovereign, one that cares for thee, And for thy maintence commits his body To painful labor both by sea and land, To watch the night in storms, the day in cold, Whilst though liest warm at home, secure and...
    MadamGypsy MadamGypsy 26-30, F 2 Responses May 15, 2009

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    Stratford-upon-avon

    I love Shakespeare! I have recently went on a trip to Ireland and the UK. While we were there, we went to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's Hometown. I went through two of the five Shakespeare houses. It was amazing to see where that amazing man grew up and lived. I also...
    Katherine16 Katherine16 16-17, F Feb 26, 2010

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    To Be Or Not To Be From 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...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Oct 19, 2013

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    SONNET 1 From fairest creatures we desire

    increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel, Making a famine where abundance lies...
    LightsinMotion LightsinMotion 22-25, F May 26

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    Some are born great, some achieve greatness

    and some have greatness thrust upon them.
    femgineer femgineer 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Related Experiences

    When I was in Paris last year I went to a shop called Shakespeare & Co. It was such an adventure!
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    HOW THE SONNET LOST HER WORDS! I tell you of this one episode from the life of William the Shakespeare, Don’t blame me if it sends you into a fit of despair. So, a fine morrow...
    anuragch11 anuragch11 18-21, M Jul 15

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    Suppose that we only knew Shakespeare from his hundred plus sonnets. based on these alone, obviously he would still be recognized as one of the greatest poets in the English...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo 56-60, M Jul 18

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    It was an accident, really. Nobody plans to fall in love with their physics teacher. I met my second year physics teacher (we'll call him Mr. K) last year, before he taught me...
    MaiChan MaiChan 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I told myself that after i retired, i would begin reading the classics by Dickens, Melville, Dostoeyevsky, Hemingway, Pushkin, Shakespeare; poetry by Keats, Shelley, Ginsberg...
    kent1973 kent1973 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    “Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move his aides, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love” -William Shakespeare
    liana10 liana10 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    My favourite movie is Shakespeare in love
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Never play the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time. - Shakespeare
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Poor and content is rich, and rich enough. William Shakespeare
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jul 8

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    That would be awesome! I can totally imagine how harder it would be to ask someone out on a date. "Ah, Fair Maiden! Thou hast graced mine dreams f'r many a night...Spare me this...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 10

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    Usually because the quote means something to me personally. The quote at the moment that echoes in my head like a wonderful sound that you replay over and over again despite it...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 12

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    "Be not afraid of Greatness: Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – Shakespeare
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F Jul 18

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    It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEE; And this maiden she lived with no other thought...
    ScorpionLove00 ScorpionLove00 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    9 years ago I saw him. It was a new day at my new class, thought it could be the new start at better life. However, we had few moments, we were almost the best friends, but he...
    whiskeyandtypewriter whiskeyandtypewriter 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am me. I love who I love. Right now that is a man. But I have been in love with a woman in the past. I don't love based on gender I love based on how that person makes me feel...
    dirtyangel68 dirtyangel68 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    Oldie but goodie. ★★★★★★★★★ Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 3 Responses 45 mins ago

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    "Seeing with Love" by E JosephLet's Work Together for a Wonderful World"To change the picture you must change the sight that produced the picture." -- Mary Baker Eddy...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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