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post Apr 23 2016, 03:56 PM
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so 400 years ago, shakespeare died. (well we don't know that for sure, but that's what is thought)

i thought i 'd create this thread to see if anyone likes shakespeare. do you like his playes, his poetry. do you dislike him?

i did a lot of shakespeare at school. romeo and juliet, mcbeth (that scottish play), mid summer nights dream

yes he's hard to understand in the old writing, but i do think some of those plays have really great lines/ full speeches

what are your thoughts on shakespeare
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post Apr 23 2016, 04:03 PM
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I'mma watch The Shakespeare Code from Doctor Who again tonight tbh biggrin.gif
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post Apr 23 2016, 04:08 PM
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We actually didn't do that much Shakespeare in school! But I do remember enjoying Othello quite a bit.
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post Apr 23 2016, 04:43 PM
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Funnily enough I live like 10 mins away from Shakespeare so the roads around me today were RAMMED. Irritating.
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post Apr 23 2016, 11:07 PM
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Just watched the bbc shakespeare evening and i still have the same criticisms i had when i was studying his plays at school. The genius of the writing is difficult enough with 400 years of language changes, really dont need pompous rada luvvies over emoting to the back of the halls in an accent that didnt exist then - received pronunciation is an affected upper class accent and its use is pretentious for shakespeare.

Bill is best in rural accents not too far from stratford, next best any other regional accent. The bit david tennant did in his own accent was effective and modern in presentation, and catherine tate was fine. Most f the immediately preceding luvvies were doing the cliched over emoting hands-tothe-heavens that just mskes me want to give em a slap tongue.gif

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post Apr 24 2016, 12:14 AM
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I love The Merchant Of Venice - and that was the play that my English class chose to cover so somewhat surprising that I've stuck with it, has some powerful dramatic scenes and the like. Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet are also very good but I find I know more of his works through popcultural osmosis than anything else - and from what I know of Hamlet and The Tempest they seem pretty incredible stories.

I guess there's a romanticism associated with it all that makes names like Caliban, Shylock and Oberon carry a weight to them wherever you might hear a reference. So I love him for that, giving our culture a set of epics with which to derive references from, and some of his turns of phrase from what I've actually read are great.

I find Shakespearian trained actors are often the best of the best, Patrick Stewart's an obvious example, although that may just be me adoring the sounds of RP/his voice in particular.
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post Apr 24 2016, 12:53 AM
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Shakespeare's insults are my fav

“Methink’st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.”
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post Apr 24 2016, 12:57 AM
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post Apr 24 2016, 01:05 AM
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QUOTE(JakeWild @ Apr 24 2016, 01:53 AM) *
Shakespeare's insults are my fav

“Methink’st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.”


I was reading an article about those today, my favourite's are “You starvelling, you eel-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue, you bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish–O for breath to utter what is like thee!-you tailor’s-yard, you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing tuck!” & “You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!” *.*

I loved a Midsummer Night's Dream, I performed that in my year 6 school play and it is a lovely and quite hilarious tale, and I always associate him with tragedies so it's always nice to have a reminder of his comedic side. I've studied Othello & Macbeth before, very much the opposite, but powerful and very readable plays. I think it's taken for granted how much he did for literature, I mean pretty much every love story ever written has taken some influence from Romeo & Juliet, say.


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post Apr 24 2016, 01:12 AM
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Apr 24 2016, 02:05 AM) *
I was reading an article about those today, my favourite's are “You starvelling, you eel-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue, you bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish–O for breath to utter what is like thee!-you tailor’s-yard, you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing tuck!” & “You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!” *.*

Omg is Shakespeare actually Michael tbh *.*
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post Apr 24 2016, 01:19 AM
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post Apr 24 2016, 01:25 AM
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post Apr 24 2016, 02:30 AM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Apr 24 2016, 01:12 AM) *
Omg is Shakespeare actually Michael tbh *.*



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post Apr 24 2016, 07:51 AM
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I didn't really like Shakespeare when studying it in English. I loved watching it though and performing it in Drama. His work isn't to be read, it is to be performed and watched.
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post Apr 24 2016, 08:24 AM
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Rather overrated.
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post Apr 24 2016, 09:37 AM
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QUOTE(T Boy @ Apr 24 2016, 07:51 AM) *
I didn't really like Shakespeare when studying it in English. I loved watching it though and performing it in Drama. His work isn't to be read, it is to be performed and watched.


I am the complete opposite!

I much prefer to read and study them than watch.
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post Apr 24 2016, 10:03 AM
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QUOTE(JakeWild @ Apr 24 2016, 01:53 AM) *
Shakespeare's insults are my fav

“Methink’st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.”

Did anyone else get Michael postin' styeel teas with that Buzzfeed quiz? laugh.gif
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post Apr 24 2016, 12:04 PM
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Apr 24 2016, 02:05 AM) *
I was reading an article about those today, my favourite's are “You starvelling, you eel-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue, you bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish–O for breath to utter what is like thee!-you tailor’s-yard, you sheath, you bow-case, you vile standing tuck!” & “You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!” *.*

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