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Title: Shakespeare
Post by: TotalGeek on March 03, 2005, 07:37:05 pm

Ok, I know for sure this thread was probably already started but then died but with a great playwriter like him it needs to be relived.
We just finished Rome and Juliet in school, and even though I already read it I totally got reaspired to talk about his work again.
What's your guys favorite one that he did?

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: PHF1138 on March 03, 2005, 08:03:36 pm

I adore Shakespeare! ;D I've taken three college-level classes on The Bard already, and I still can't get enough. As of right now, my favorite play is "Hamlet." Cliche, yes, but for a good reason. (It's great!)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: TotalGeek on March 03, 2005, 08:22:28 pm

My sister likes that one too.
I forgot to say though, Much Ado About Nothing was my favorite. :) ;) :D ;D

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: EatMyWords____ on March 03, 2005, 08:31:32 pm

I <3 Shakespeare, I'm doing English Literature, So I have to read alot of it. Like Othello and all.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Celebrian on March 03, 2005, 10:43:36 pm

Years ago, my husband and I got all of Shakespeare's plays, except Pericles and one other that I can't recall, really cheap and I read them all. They are quite good. I love The Winter's Tale. When we lived in California, we used to go to an outdoor theater for 4 Shakespeare plays a year, but we haven't seen any since we moved to MN. :(

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: xLaurax on March 04, 2005, 09:27:19 am

I <3 Shakespeare too. ;D

I love 'Midsummer Nights dream'. It's just so sweet and so cute. :)

I have a grudge agasint 'Macbeth' though. It's an amazing story and a brilliant play. But my school didn't put me in the school' version of it. Pah :P

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Jenny Baggins on March 04, 2005, 01:27:39 pm

I've just finished reading Romeo and Juliet in english too :D.
I think it's my favourite, and I love the film too :)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Emwyn47 on March 04, 2005, 07:26:22 pm

[quote author=TotalGeek link=board=17;threadid=26004;start=0#msg833455 date=1109899348]
I forgot to say though, Much Ado About Nothing was my favorite. :) ;) :D ;D

I love Much Ado! definitely the funniest! the film's really good too.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: miss_hazy on March 04, 2005, 08:30:14 pm

I don't mind Shakespeare, but I'm not a huge fanatic or anything.

I've read Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night for school. In the 10th grade, for our Drama production, we did The Comedy Of Errors. Hmm, I've also watched the movie versions for Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet (the old version and the Leo DiCaprio modern-day version) and MacBeth. Anything else... I don't remember.

Oh yeah, and we watched a modern-day version of Romeo And Juliet on the roof of a building downtown in the summer for a school fieldtrip, in the 10th grade. I don't remember much of it except that we had to move our lawn-chairs to different parts of the roof for different scenes, and that I got sunburnt.

I think my favorite was Twelfth Night.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: HobbitFancier on March 05, 2005, 10:19:24 pm

I like Shakespeare. I should read more of him.

I've read 'Taming of the Shrew', 'Romeo and Juliet', and 'Hamlet', along with some of his sonnets. I think Romeo and Juliet may have been my favorite; I can still remember a lot of the lines, and it's been quite a few years.

I've seen movie versions of Romeo and Juliet (2 versions), Hamlet (3 different versions), and Much Ado About Nothing, which I really liked.

And I've seen 'A Midsummernight's Dream' performed on stage, and really really liked that one.

So I don't know what my favorite is, really. But I do like Shakespeare.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Laerduwen on March 06, 2005, 08:14:45 am

*gets out fan signs* *waves* Go, Shakespeare, go Shakespeare...! *lool* Sorry, got carried away a bit. ;) Nah, honestly, I just LOVE Shakespeare! (Good ol' Billy. :P ;)) So far I've only read "Romeo & Juliet", "Hamlet", "As you Like it" "Macbeth", "Othello" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and I just started reading some of his Sonnets. So far my faves are Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet... I don't know why, but I guess that's because I went to see Hamlet shortly after I had read it so it made a huge impression on me. ;) And Romeo & Juliet, in a way, is this immensely romantic love-story... ;)
For some reason everyone I know thinks I'm *completely* mad 'cause I like him but I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who does! ;)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: TotalGeek on March 06, 2005, 07:52:19 pm

Next tri-mester at our school we're going to read 'A Midsummers Night Dream.'
It is so cool because everyone gets to pick a part and we read it like that.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Elven_gurl12 on March 07, 2005, 10:37:47 pm

I think his writings are beautiful and captivating.
After reading Romeo and Juilet and seeing the film, I fell in love with his work.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Kari_Grace on March 08, 2005, 05:49:49 pm

Oh, I simply adore Shakespeare! I own his complete works, and I also have a copy of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story in a single book. Shakespeare is a very talented author, and I tend to get upset when people say he "stole" his works off other authors of the time since there were no copyright laws.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: TotalGeek on March 08, 2005, 06:25:03 pm

[quote author=Kari_Grace link=board=17;threadid=26004;start=0#msg836203 date=1110322189]
Oh, I simply adore Shakespeare! I own his complete works, and I also have a copy of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story in a single book. Shakespeare is a very talented author, and I tend to get upset when people say he "stole" his works off other authors of the time since there were no copyright laws.

Oh, I know! >:(

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 11, 2005, 04:39:35 am

I like Shakespeare.

I've read Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet so far. My English class is going to study Hamlet later on in the year, too. :)

I have seen film versions of Romeo and Juliet (two) and Macbeth.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on March 13, 2005, 09:21:01 am

I really admire Shakespeare's writing. I have only read Romeo and Juliet and it is so beautiful. I want to read more Shakespeare. :)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Monkee on March 16, 2005, 11:03:48 am

We read 'Julius Caesar' at school, and I really enjoyed it. I'm reading 'MacBeth' next year in school and I really liked 'Romeo and Juliet.' Shakespeare is great. :)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: littlehafling on March 23, 2005, 02:46:22 pm

I love Shakespeare's work!! My favorites, though are 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Romeo & Juliet.' I get so made fun of for liking Shakespeare. The only person that shares my love for it is my best friend. Well, and the people on this thread. To which I say, rock on! ;D

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: PixieChick_18 on March 23, 2005, 06:22:06 pm

Eh, I don't like Shakespeare. He may be a genious but he's too hard to read, because they are plays and meant to be watched! I've read Hamlet,(which is my favorite), Much Ado about Nothing, Julius Caesar, MacBeth,Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Raiwen on March 24, 2005, 08:31:12 am

His plays are meant to be watched, definately, and they make more of an impact when you watch them. I love reading them though because there is so much beautiful language and imagery that you might miss in a live performance.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: TotalGeek on March 27, 2005, 11:24:11 pm

Yah, there was this Romeo and Juliet play, around me town and I missed it thanks to the weather. ::)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: BoyBandElfLover on April 20, 2005, 11:16:31 am

Dudes...I love Shakespear..and I found this cool site that is giving away ENTIRE sets of his works. There is a bunch of games that test you knowledge of his stuff.

Bantam Shakespear (

Have fun!!!


Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Etaeb OLC on April 21, 2005, 01:51:23 pm

I once had the pleasure to watch "The Comedy Of Errors" in an open air play.
It was a sunny day and we all sat on the gras with a picnic. It was just the funniest thing I have ever seen.
I loved it.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: ElwoodFanatic on April 24, 2005, 02:18:07 pm

I've been taking a Shakespeare class. The more I read, the more impressed I am by his works. I enjoyed really Twelth Night, as well as Titus Andronicus. It's interesting the puns and subtlety his work contains.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on June 29, 2005, 10:36:06 pm

We aren't studying Hamlet in English anymore, which is lame. Our teacher is on holiday, and we have a lame one instead.

We did study Sonnet 116 though. :)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: KingWaldoForADay on September 18, 2005, 08:02:17 pm

I've read Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and we just finished reading Othello, all good! I think my favorite is Romeo and Juliet.

Notice the quote under my pic.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: TotalGeek on September 19, 2005, 01:33:07 am

In my english class we're doing a little play from "Twelfth Night". I'm reading the part of Olivia.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Tyson_Amy on July 09, 2006, 01:38:03 pm

I like 'The Taming of the Shrew' and 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: neurotically_yours on July 20, 2006, 02:20:08 am

I have a Love-Hate relationship with Shakespeare. At first I hate how confused I am by the language and writing. But by the time I get to the last Act I'm hooked and can't put it down. Personally, I loved Julius Ceasar; it was dramatic and exciting, yet I didn't mind that it ended up being a blood bath! ;D

I haven't read much of his comedies unfortunately. I'd love to read Much Ado About Nothing as everyone says it's so good!

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: tiram90 on July 24, 2006, 06:12:44 am

Shakespeare is/was great! I haven't read many of his works, but what I have read, I really loved! :D

Isn't it amazing that the stories he wrote hundreds of years ago still is very popular?

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Elijahs Impact on July 24, 2006, 06:29:27 am

They are also very revelant to modern day life. Like Romeo & Juliet in many cases that is an extent.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: tafika on July 24, 2006, 11:13:10 am

I went to the Globe in London the other week.
Just a tour. We weren't around long enough to see anything.

It pretty. :)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: tiram90 on September 22, 2006, 02:50:47 pm

Lucky! I want to go and see the Globe too!

I must read more Shakespeare!

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: jubeth on September 22, 2006, 04:11:53 pm

For me my favourite of Shakespeare's works is the Sonnets because they still have to be some of the most beautiful poems ever written.

As for the plays I've read Richard II, Macbeth and Hamlet and my favourite of those 3 has to be Richard II.

I've seen too many live theatre productions of Shakespeare to mention.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: delusional on September 26, 2006, 06:52:42 pm

I love Macbeth :)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: raquel19 on May 15, 2008, 07:59:52 pm

[color=Blue]I love Shakespeare he is such a good poet! :P

I love hs work especially Romeo and Juliet.[/color]

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: maryd on May 16, 2008, 01:10:17 pm

We read MacBeth in school, which I thought was quite good, and I've seen the version of Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo Di Caprio and Clare Danes. :) It's very good. I do keep planning on reading more Shakespeare - though play's aren't really my thing.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Mai_o_ya on May 16, 2008, 07:15:01 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=26004;start=30#msg1151461 date=1210957817]
I've seen the version of Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo Di Caprio and Clare Danes. :) [/quote]
I've seen it too,but i didn't like it that much!

Shakespeare is my favourite poet /writer so far, his plays are my favorite plays ever!

I've almost read all his work,and all of 'em are awesome :)

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: raquel19 on August 27, 2008, 10:58:45 pm

O Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore thy art thou Romeo?
Deny Thy Father and rufuse thy name
For I Will No Longer Be A Capulet

I think I am missing a line :p
But that is one of my fav. quotes.

Plus, I love the old version of Romeo and Juliet(film) that was made in 1968. Its better than the Leonardo DiCaprio version lol.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: Misz_Mii on September 26, 2008, 01:37:28 pm

Because I am really good in my English class, (allright, you might not always see it, but in Holland I'm kinda a big deal in school okay... :P I got really high grades for speech and writing letters-exams :P ) my teacher told me that I could skip one lesson per week with my best friend. We had to do another exercise. We had to read Macbeth and analyse it. We never got to the analysing-part, but reading it was fun!

Once a year in our school we have a special day to celebrate the day Rome was founded. On that day we do all kind things and my English teacher asked me if we wanted to help her with a little Shakespear. We had to write a biography on his life and we did a little bit of his play. It was really nice. We even watched a little bit or Romeo and Juliet the movie.

Title: Re:Shakespeare
Post by: raquel19 on November 07, 2008, 07:43:02 pm

My best friend is in academic math, and she is learning abut Shakespeare.. and reading/watching a movie he did. I forgot the name. They had a pop quiz about Shakespeare life.. and my school I don't think a lot fo people are into shakespeare like me. :)
Anyways, everyone got their test back and everyone did horrible! except for 4 people.. my friend had around the 50s my otehr friend was around the 30s... lol
the quiz was nnly based on his moms/dads name, where wa steh theaters name, stuff lilke that.. it looked easy, :P

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