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How do you feel about the bard?
Love him! Everything he writes is AMAZING! :D
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*shrug* Some of the plays are okay, other others... not so much...
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I do NOT understand a word he wrote. ENGLISH- HELLO?
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HATE IT!!! ARGHH!!!
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Don't care either way~
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Who is this 'shakespeare' you speak of?
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Post By Riven_. 22/01/09, 07:12 am

Which is, of course, SHAKESPEARE. *smacks the heads of those who thought otherwise...*

As most of you are in or have been through high school, you're bound to have come across the Bard at sometime or other. Some people hate him, others get kind of freaky and obsessed about him... but either way he's there and you can't escape. Unless you take Maths instead of English...

And since (of course) every literature subforum of ANY well-rounded cosplay site has to have it's own thread to discuss Shakespeare and his wonders (or perceived lack thereof...) I bring you a thread in which you can discuss Shakespeare to your hearts' content. Soo..... you may want to

Share with your favourite/least favourite plays, characters, lines, themes...
Share your thoughts on his use of iambic pentameter. (or ask just what the heck it is anyway?!)
Tell us about how you played Juliet in your school's performance of Romeo and whats-her-name!
Ask about things that you don't understand!?

Anything goes.
(except flaming other people's opinions. If someone has an opinion that you disagree with, take a deep breath (or two). Don't chew them to pieces because they hated Hamlet. gonk I WILL ALSO DO MY BEST~)

Play. Play.

I can has being literature subforum mod plz? Us doesn't have one yet...
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Post By Freddie. 22/01/09, 07:32 am

is is luffles him. Recently one a Shakespearean Sonnet competition, 500$ FTW!
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Post By Guest. 22/01/09, 07:52 am

Whut? That's AWESOME! Post it! I DEMAND IT!

Personally, I don't much like Shakespeare, but it's for plot reasons rather than the English-as-it-was-400-years-ago thing. In heaps of his stuff everything gets nicely tied up in a bow at the end, usually with the entire cast on stage (sometimes even the dead ones). The bad guys are either dead or forgiven (wtf? forgiven?!?!) and the good guys are vindicated/avenged/rescued etc. Sometimes not, but often.

The old-style English I quite like.

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Post By Freddie. 22/01/09, 07:55 am

They took the original for publishing. All i have is a rather stupid sounding draft
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Post By Guest. 22/01/09, 08:07 am

ALWAYS keep a copy. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS! Competitions, essays, things you give to your friends to proofread, assingments, EVERYTHING! That way you can a) prove it if they steal it and b) replace it if they lose it. I know some people who have had assignments at university completely lost and had to provide replacements. ALWAYS keep a copy.

Well done though, actually being able to write a sonnet at ALL, winning a competition and getting published is even better!!

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Post By neimhaille. 22/01/09, 02:44 pm

I'm just reading Will in the World and the writer makes a good point actually that there are very few examples of happily ever after in Shakespeare.
The one I can think of immediately is Claudio and Hero in Much Ado. Can anyone really think that those two are really going to be happy? Then again the author of this book is making the case that Shakespeare was using his own life to fill his characters with some sense of reality. Ansd he really wasn't happily married ;)

I love Shakespeare. There are so many layers to what he wrote and oh so very many naughty jokes even in his most serious plays... Some really bad puns which makes you think he had somehting to do with heraldry for a while (and indeed he did manage to complete the task of gaining arms for his family).

The language is fun to try and pronounce ;) In September a group of us performed a c1606 play with accent to go with it. Well the assumed accent of London of the time.
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Post By CMKMStephens. 22/01/09, 05:30 pm

My favourite is Richard the IIIrd, but i've never had to act in any plays.
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Post By iwuvanime. 27/01/09, 07:28 am

Wow not only did I have to Study Shakespare in English but also in Speech and Drama (privately).......Most of the Time when we did it at school I didn't enjoy it (as the teachers knew jack) however I gre to love him through Speech and Drama XD

Hands down my Favorite work of Shakespares is Titus Andronicus O_o that play it creepy as Hell and most disturbed.......so naturally we used it for the Sheila Winn Shakespare Contest. Try being in and all girls School and acting out a scene which involves 3 male characters, two of which are brothers who have a very incestious like relationship........That was fun.
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Post By Rocky. 02/02/09, 12:27 am

I luff the Shakespeare.
I'm always trying to memorise bits. But my memory tends to fail, so yea.

But, apparently people are trying to get it taken out of NCEA because its "too hard" and they "cant understand" it. It sucks sad
Old english is best.
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Post By Guest. 02/02/09, 07:29 am

Oh lol thought that this page was going to be about authours who include the ''S'' swear word in their written novels and other creative stories.

X-X gets knocked out by Riven XD

Adore Shakespeare's work, love Macbeth, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.



Rocky wrote:


But, apparently people are trying to get it taken out of NCEA because its "too hard" and they "cant understand" it. It sucks sad
Old english is best.

No ! Boo ! no way, they can't take out Shakespeare ! Shakespeare's work is like- written art, how dumb do they think people are getting ? * throws a rubbish bin at NCEA *

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Post By iwuvanime. 02/02/09, 11:01 am

Rocky wrote:
But, apparently people are trying to get it taken out of NCEA because its "too hard" and they "cant understand" it. It sucks sad
Old english is best.

Yes but we must remember the goverment decided to introduce NCEA because School Cert was 'Too hard' and too many people were failing.....in other words instead of trying to better educate people they just lower the standards.....but then I'm just bitter towards NCEA because I was in one of the guinea-pig years.

No they can;t take Shakespare away, students just have to try harder (no offence to anyone who does find it hard to understand sad )
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Post By Static. 02/02/09, 11:08 am

Oh wow, I totally thought this thread was gonna be about sex. And then I remembered why my posts get modded. XP Fail Static GO!
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Post By viking_queen. 24/02/09, 10:26 am

I quite liked shakespeare, and getting it taken out of schools is stupid, instead they should make the exam question for it actually suit the play you're doing rather than a one size fits all format, more people might pass if the question was answerable

anywho, I really liked Othello just because Iago is an amazing character, completly evil but amazing just the same. I also quite like Hamlet
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Post By Kelchup. 02/03/09, 02:30 pm

Not too fan-ly
Don't mind studying it in English, but don't choose to read it in my spare time
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Post By JVCA. 02/03/09, 02:36 pm

I quite like the language, but the plots often leave much to be desired. "Saw that one coming" is something I think a lot when reading his plays. >.>;
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Post By KotoneVersus. 02/03/09, 02:49 pm

Hamlet is my favourite. 8D It's deliciously....tragically MAD.

But I think some parts of Macbeth are beautiful. I'm getting a verse tattooed on the inside of my wrist... The ending of the 'Tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow' soliloquoy.

I'm also doing a Lady Macbeth monologue for Drama + Drama Scholarship...I think. That depends whether I decide to do Oscar Wilde or not.
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Post By viking_queen. 17/04/09, 08:46 am

Some of shakespeare is truly beautiful but I find I can't enjoy it when I am forced to read it in class because I just feel its being murdered, one day I will get around to reading them for enjoyment ...Out loud its more fun that way
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Post By bekah. 17/04/09, 08:51 am

When I saw the production of King Lear at the Pumphouse last year, I nearly cried.

I'm pretty much in love with that play.
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Post By SockPanda. 17/04/09, 09:02 am

Shakespeare's pretty fuuuun 8D Studied him every year so far in high school and his works are pretty interesting~ The Merchant of Venice was fun to act out and I loved the 'pound of flesh' payment-thingy.

Also memorised one of his sonnets while studying love poetry (I has something to say at mai wedding nao? XD) Love his language and still did bad in my speech about him
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Post By Mandie_Chan. 17/04/09, 09:36 am

i only understand the moives... why? coz i find it hard to read the books T.T
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Post By viking_queen. 18/04/09, 11:17 am

I love seeing the ugly shakespeare company act it out it is awesome this year they did hamlet, the best one I've seen so far
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Post By kelseyketchum. 18/04/09, 11:29 am

I saw them do MacBeth last year, it was the best thing ever xD <3
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Post By viking_queen. 18/04/09, 11:36 am

Really last year we had Romeo and Juliet and it was kinda lame King lear was alright, I think the actors they had that year annoyed me more than anything
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Post By kelseyketchum. 18/04/09, 11:48 am

Who did you have? I think we had two guys and a girl that played all the parts...don't really remember...
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Post By kelseyketchum. 18/04/09, 12:27 pm

Who did you have? I think we had two guys and a girl that played all the parts...don't really remember...
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