I Love Shakespeare

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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

    I was introduced to Shakespeare in highschool

    and ever since then I have loved his books. Does anyone have a favorite?
    Ildas56 Ildas56
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    '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


    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

    Shakespeare had put it right,

    as always n once again. "These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die,like fire and powder Which,as they kiss,consume ". Romeo and Juliet.
    urnesha urnesha
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2015

    I am reading Cymbeline right now,

    one of his less than popular works, but I don't know why----SO GOOD! (:
    kittenkate kittenkate
    22-25, F
    Apr 2, 2014

    The hind that would be mated by the lion Must

    die for love. - All's Well That Ends Well.
    MsAnnie MsAnnie
    46-50, M
    Mar 30, 2016

    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...
    HolidaySpice HolidaySpice
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    Sep 24, 2010

    Some are born great, some achieve greatness

    and some have greatness thrust upon them.
    femgineer femgineer
    31-35, F
    Jun 20, 2014

    We are both Taurus and we

    both love women :) it's our secret bond.
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    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

    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
    May 15, 2009

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    May 26, 2014

    Henry V

    I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety. Shakespeare, Henry V
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Oct 11, 2013

    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...
    Polixena Polixena
    46-50, F
    Mar 20, 2012

    To drink or to drink.

    . That is the question. - William Shakespeare
    Madison18 Madison18
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015

    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
    Mar 26, 2012

    "We cannot all be masters ,

    nor all masters Cannot be truly followed" - Othello by Shakespeare
    brokenglass299 brokenglass299
    22-25, F
    Apr 23, 2014

    "Aye me! for aught that I could ever read,

    Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth." Lysander {A Midsummer Night's Dream} By: William Shakespeare For someone how didn't have good schooling this dude can explain life.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 29, 2013


    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

    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

    one of my favourite quotes is from Hamlet,

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio
    tabbycat72 tabbycat72
    41-45, F
    Feb 8, 2015

    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

    "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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Aug 25, 2013

    I would never admit it except here,

    but I really enjoy reading it. There is an inherent rhythm to both the blank verse and the prose which makes it enjoyable reading.
    Lay1a Lay1a
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2014


    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
    4 Responses May 15, 2009

    shortfry3 shortfry3
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    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

    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


    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
    18-21, F
    Feb 26, 2010


    "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 .
    BasedElric BasedElric
    16-17, F
    Nov 13, 2013
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