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I Love Shakespeare

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "The fault is not in our stars,

    but in ourselves, that we are underlings."
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30 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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If, like me, you totally think Macbeth could be played for laughs and believe it to be Shakespeare's greatest comedy if looked at in just the right skewered manner, you'd probably...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 Aug 21

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    Shakespeare lover of mine, what inspired you to write pieces that stood the test of time? Did you take a deep breath, look around, and expressed what overflowed in your bosom? How...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F Aug 20

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    You might be greeted with beverages and cold, fantastically scented towels. We were being on honeymoon and stayed in Seaside villa 404 which was best. It was on the most effective...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Shakespeare, Charlie Chaplin, three stooges, Airplane!, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Robin Hood Men In Tights, Hot Shots, Hot Shots Part Duex, etc
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M Aug 22

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    They may still book through a travel agent...but they would like to have a great deal more enter to the eventual mix than in the considerably more predictable arranging for a...
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    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I'm French, I'm a girl and I'm 14 and a half. Here, for teenagers, reading is stupid, boring and all of these stupid things they say. They even say that Shakespeare, Moliere or...
    sempiternalHell sempiternalHell 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    William Shakespeare gets drunk at the pub and causes a disturbance. The landlord throws him out, saying: 'Yer barred!'
    witsend99 witsend99 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So... gotta join the "I Love Music" spam before it's gone! :) I love the sound of this band, kinda softer, dreamier than much of what I listen to. Not that Yotube does any justice...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    My partner of 4 years broke up with me a week ago. We were planning to be married next year. We are originally from India but currently live in the US. When I first met him, I was...
    mkist mkist 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    'Listen' If a friend tells you their problem and you tell them don't feel bad or you just try to cheer him up it's like you're saying their feelings are wrong & to turn them...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 21 mins ago

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    She is my everything. She will always be my first and my last love and the beautiful thing about that us that I mean that literally. God is so good. I love true love. I love her...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm in love with red . I think it's such a passionate color . Every flag of every country pretty much has red it it . It's power there's no fence sitting with red . Either you love...
    anushmi anushmi 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Love at First Sight A Strange Love Story, but True (Part 4) As unbelievable as this sounds, all my experiences are true. Schools in the U.S. are rewarded for identifying...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M 2 hrs ago

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