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Post by Isabella Astiar » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:56 am

I think that almost everyone here has read Shakespeare - some of their own free will, some forced by school.

So, are you a fan of Shakespeare? Why or why not? If so, which are your favorite works?
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Post by Rebecca Peck » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:13 am

I'm not a fan of Shakespeare, but I have read it. I have to do it at school. I've read:

A midsummer nights dream
The Merchant of Venice
Romeo and Juliet
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Post by Cyriel Aurorus » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:31 am

I LOVE Shakespeare! I discovered how fantastic he is just a few months ago, so I've only had time to read Macbeth. After that I had to read HBP and then "Amber Chronicles" /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />
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Post by Sila Snape » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:05 pm

Well, I watched the theater plays of Shakespeare. I liked especially 'Twelth Night'.
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Post by Regina Silverthread » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:29 pm

I've read many Shakespearé's works. My favourite ones are
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Twelfth Night
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
and Macbeth
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Post by Prof. Ben Quaddler » Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:17 pm

Professor Quaddler is a fan of Shakespeare! My favourites are mostly the tragedies (King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth etc.).
I tend to... uh, how should I put this... recite soliloquies for fun.
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Post by Lourdes Rowan » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:54 pm

I like Shakespeare a lot. Obviously, Rome & Juliet is a classic. I also really liked A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, etc. My father bought me The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, split into three volumes: the Comedies, the Tragedies, and the Poems/Sonnets. I hope to read them soon, it's on my very long list of books to read.
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Post by Angelina Bell » Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:59 pm

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I have always loved that line set.

My name also came from the Tempest so I have always been attached to Shakespeare.

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Post by Velocity Vervain » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:24 pm

I have to say I think Sir William Shakespeare is a legend!

I never used to appreciate his works when I was younger, but once i reached 5th year & then A- Levels at school I realised what a genius he was! I guess I love King Lear because I studied it so closely for A- Level, plus it is one of his greatest tragedies!
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Post by Casey Casewin » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:22 pm

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I have that on a shirt from the stratford festival in Stratford Ontario. I love that town it's set up like a shakespearien villiage. the River is called the Aovon (Spelling could be wrong) There are always Shakespear plays going on. I've seen three plays there Romeo & Juliet, The taming of the Shrew and McBeth. I have the Complete Works of Shakesper that was my great grandmothers. I found it in our little storage area under the stairs and It's really old the book said that it was published in March of 1939. I've read through some of the plays and Sonnets I love the Sonnets.
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Post by Airemay Speare » Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:11 pm

I love Shakespeare!! I've read Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, and Hamlet. I need to read more. I've seen several of his works as well, like the Tempest, Taming of the Shrew (was in both of these haha), Macbeth, Twelth Night, As You Like It and two versions of Comedy of Errors.

For a while I avoided him because I found his verse too difficult. Now that I am older, I realized that it's not that hard... still beautiful, but much easier than I expected!
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Post by Isabella Astiar » Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:24 am

Personally, I really like Shakespeare too. He is the master of double entendres and wit. He's so funny, even if it takes you a few seconds to figure out what he's saying at times.
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Post by Kari Cordillia » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:44 pm

I really Love Shakespeare.... like everyone else /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
My favorites are Romeo and Juliet- I love the Queen Mab speech by Mercucio,

and then I also love King Henry V, that ones a litttle randomn, but when I was 13 I was made to play KIng Henry V in King Henry V and I never got it, now that I finally do, and can't get the lines out of my head, I love it!
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Post by Cassandra Clearwater » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:32 pm

I really like Shakespeare. I had to take a Shakespeare class and I enjoyed it.

I really like:

Midsummer's Night Dream
The Tempest
Romeo and Juliet
Tameing of the Shrew

I like his sonnets too.
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Post by Ceeje Queen » Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:30 am

I love Shakespeare's Sonnets the best. I also love it when you see modern day references to Shakspeare in modern movies. Like Ten Things I Hate About You was a modern day remake of The Taming of the Shrew. My favorite play is Macbeth. Yes, Shakespeare rocks!
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Post by Prof. Ashlee Sully » Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:44 am

I love Shakespeare. My favourite is A Midsummer Nights Dream, which we performed when I was in Year 8, 6 years ago. That was fun, I wish I still had the video for it! Umm. I also loved Macbeth, Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Admittedly I have never seen or read any form of Romeo and Juliet, though like any normal person, I pretty much know the story already! I definitely hope to read more plays soon, particularly Taming of the Shrew, which I hear is excellent.

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Post by Christine McTague » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:48 pm

I love Shakespeare. Hamlet has to be my most favourite of his plays.
I was in Nevada recently, and they have a big Shakespeare festival there. I didn't get to see it unfortunately... Does anyone go regularly? Is it worth taking another vacation to go there?
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Post by Steph Rowe » Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:19 am

The only Shakespeare that I have read is Macbeth (in school). Oh, but we studied the film version of Much Ado About Noting a few years ago, which was really cool. Anyway, Macbeth was alright, but a bit dark for my liking at sometimes. I find Shakespeare hard to understand sometimes though. But I would like to read more, or at least see the story lines or watch a few more films...
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Post by Elganorus Oakbark » Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:51 pm

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And I love his poems too, but my favourites are the tragedies. (Richard III.)
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Post by Andrew Mooney » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:21 pm

i dont know yet but we will be reading one of them in school soon /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" /> /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />
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