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Shakespeare, what is your favorite story?
creole
post Feb 8 2010, 06:43 PM
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Mine is Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth.


What is yours? :)
 
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post Feb 8 2010, 06:55 PM
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i pretty much hate shakespeare in general, but if i was forced to pick then othello
 
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post Feb 8 2010, 06:59 PM
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i'm reading macbeth right now

via cliffsnotes
 
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post Feb 8 2010, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Feb 8 2010, 05:55 PM) *
i pretty much hate shakespeare in general, but if i was forced to pick then othello

Same

macbeth made me want to murder.
 
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post Feb 8 2010, 07:02 PM
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oh yeah i hate Shakespeare too
 
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post Feb 8 2010, 07:28 PM
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The Infamous Hello World Program.

Romeo, a young man with a remarkable patience.
Juliet, a likewise young woman of remarkable grace.
Ophelia, a remarkable woman much in dispute with Hamlet.
Hamlet, the flatterer of Andersen Insulting A/S.


Act I: Hamlet's insults and flattery.

Scene I: The insulting of Romeo.

[Enter Hamlet and Romeo]

Hamlet:
You lying stupid fatherless big smelly half-witted coward!
You are as stupid as the difference between a handsome rich brave
hero and thyself! Speak your mind!

You are as brave as the sum of your fat little stuffed misused dusty
old rotten codpiece and a beautiful fair warm peaceful sunny summer's
day. You are as healthy as the difference between the sum of the
sweetest reddest rose and my father and yourself! Speak your mind!

You are as cowardly as the sum of yourself and the difference
between a big mighty proud kingdom and a horse. Speak your mind.

Speak your mind!

[Exit Romeo]

Scene II: The praising of Juliet.

[Enter Juliet]

Hamlet:
Thou art as sweet as the sum of the sum of Romeo and his horse and his
black cat! Speak thy mind!

[Exit Juliet]

Scene III: The praising of Ophelia.

[Enter Ophelia]

Hamlet:
Thou art as lovely as the product of a large rural town and my amazing
bottomless embroidered purse. Speak thy mind!

Thou art as loving as the product of the bluest clearest sweetest sky
and the sum of a squirrel and a white horse. Thou art as beautiful as
the difference between Juliet and thyself. Speak thy mind!

[Exeunt Ophelia and Hamlet]


Act II: Behind Hamlet's back.

Scene I: Romeo and Juliet's conversation.

[Enter Romeo and Juliet]

Romeo:
Speak your mind. You are as worried as the sum of yourself and the
difference between my small smooth hamster and my nose. Speak your
mind!

Juliet:
Speak YOUR mind! You are as bad as Hamlet! You are as small as the
difference between the square of the difference between my little pony
and your big hairy hound and the cube of your sorry little
codpiece. Speak your mind!

[Exit Romeo]

Scene II: Juliet and Ophelia's conversation.

[Enter Ophelia]

Juliet:
Thou art as good as the quotient between Romeo and the sum of a small
furry animal and a leech. Speak your mind!

Ophelia:
Thou art as disgusting as the quotient between Romeo and twice the
difference between a mistletoe and an oozing infected blister! Speak
your mind!

[Exeunt]


Best Shakespeare ever, right there.
 
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post Feb 8 2010, 07:29 PM
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I don't particularly dislike his work, but he's not really my favorite playwright. Regardless, I'm reading Romeo and Juliet for English class. mellow.gif
 
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post Feb 8 2010, 07:32 PM
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QUOTE(Mikeplyts @ Feb 8 2010, 06:29 PM) *
I don't particularly dislike his work, but he's not really my favorite playwright. Regardless, I'm reading Romeo and Juliet for English class. mellow.gif

are you in like 9th grade or what? I haven't had to read his works in years.
 
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post Feb 9 2010, 04:33 AM
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i liked twelfth night the most, funny and entertaining.
 
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post Feb 9 2010, 08:41 AM
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QUOTE(itanium @ Feb 8 2010, 07:32 PM) *
are you in like 9th grade or what? I haven't had to read his works in years.

Shakespeare is pretty standard fare for AP English.
 
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post Feb 9 2010, 11:46 AM
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Out of the ones I've read, I found Macbeth's storyline the most interesting and fascinating, but my favourite is Much Ado About Nothing. I found it really funny and my English drama professor made it worthwhile.

I enjoyed Othello until my grade 12 English teacher butchered it to death.
 
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post Feb 9 2010, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE(mipadi @ Feb 9 2010, 07:41 AM) *
Shakespeare is pretty standard fare for AP English.

It's also pretty standard fare for middle school English.
 
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post Feb 9 2010, 08:21 PM
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QUOTE(itanium @ Feb 9 2010, 05:08 PM) *
It's also pretty standard fare for middle school English.

Your point?
 
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post Feb 9 2010, 08:51 PM
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Actually, I don't know anyone who had to read it in middle school. But so what?


Personally, I hate Shakespeare's plots. Romeo and Juliet is possibly the most ridiculous story I've ever read. However, I respect his ability to compose his words in such a musical way. I just can't get over the fact that the stories make me want to stab myself.
 
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post Feb 9 2010, 08:52 PM
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He's 14.
 
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post Feb 9 2010, 09:19 PM
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Hamlet
 
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post Feb 13 2010, 06:06 PM
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As much as I like Romeo & Juliet, Othello was awesome! I had to read it last semester. That was the best plot ever! Go Iago! :D
 
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post Feb 13 2010, 06:49 PM
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Um, to clear things up, I'm in honors so I guess you could say that I am in 9th grade. Well, in a 9th grade class at least. mellow.gif
 
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post Feb 13 2010, 07:02 PM
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I've only read four of his plays, but probably Hamlet or A Midsummer Night's Dream. Romeo and Juliet is just ridiculous.
 
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post Feb 13 2010, 08:06 PM
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I've never read Othello. But I enjoyed A Midsummer Night's Dream. When I was in high school we went to the outdoor theatre to see Merchant of Venice and it actually made the play enjoyable. It was pretty cool because there was no "backstage" at the theatre and they would act all around you on the steps and stuff.
 
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post Feb 14 2010, 08:56 PM
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kudos to shakespeare for knowing how to use sex jokes properly
 
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post Feb 14 2010, 10:12 PM
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Henry V or Hamlet or Othello.
 
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post Apr 13 2010, 09:51 PM
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I've always said that having to analyze literature in school makes me hate them in the end but I think the only exception is Shakespeare's works. Looking back, I don't think I would have understood them as well if I hadn't studied Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, and As You Like It in school. I also watched plays of Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. My favorites are Macbeth and King Lear.
 

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