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LOVERS OF SHAKESPEARE

LOVERS OF SHAKESPEARE is a group for fans of the Bard. Topics are open to just about anything Shakespeare.

Members: 83
Latest Activity: Jan 7

Welcome to Lovers of Shakespeare

To be or not to be, that is the question;
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to — 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.


External Links
Internet Shakespeare Editions
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Royal Shakespeare Company
Simply Shakespeare

Discussion Forum

Shakespeare: Original pronunciation

Started by A Former Member Nov 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Sonnet 109, read by Susannah York

Started by A Former Member Nov 10, 2012. 0 Replies

To Be or Not to Be Shakespeare

Started by A Former Member Nov 14, 2011. 0 Replies

William Shakespeare, Gangster

Started by A Former Member Nov 9, 2011. 0 Replies

Sonnet 43

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Nov 5, 2010. 2 Replies

Did Shakespeare Want To Suppress His Sonnets?

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member May 24, 2010. 3 Replies

"Fear no more," from Cymbeline

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Mar 22, 2010. 2 Replies

Centuries later, lost Shakespeare 'found'?

Started by A Former Member Mar 16, 2010. 0 Replies

Re-Imagining Shakespeare for the 21st Century

Started by Christopher Wilton. Last reply by Jaume Dec 29, 2009. 5 Replies

Jude Law, Tackling Hamlet From The Inside Out

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Oct 15, 2009. 3 Replies

Roof over Shakespeare's bones risks collapse

Started by A Former Member Sep 21, 2009. 0 Replies

Alternate punctuation in Shaky's most famous quote

Started by Jaume. Last reply by Lynne Williamson Aug 20, 2009. 6 Replies

What did Shakespeare think of religion?

Started by D'Holbach. Last reply by A Former Member Aug 12, 2009. 10 Replies

Villains in mainstream culture

Started by Jaume. Last reply by Jaume Aug 10, 2009. 3 Replies

Jude Law as Hamlet

Started by Elessarina. Last reply by Elessarina Aug 8, 2009. 4 Replies

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Comment by Rikka on August 11, 2009 at 11:22pm
I just love all the mid '90s Shakespeare movies... I have Othello (featuring Lawrence Fishburne o.O), Romeo+Juliet and Twelfth Night (featuring Helena Bonham Carter) and I love them immensely. They're a bit ridiculous but I really like having the ability to watch the plays acted out.
Comment by A Former Member on August 11, 2009 at 9:02am
@ Rikka. Those are great lines. One thing I love about Shakespeare is how he utilizes different understandings or meanings of words in his plays and sonnets, often right next to each other. You see this quite a lot. Take for example the word tender spoken over and over again by Polonius in Hamlet:

Marry, I’ll teach you. Think yourself a baby
That you have ta'en these tenders for true pay,
Which are not sterling. Tender yourself more dearly,
Or—not to crack the wind of the poor phrase,
Running it thus—you’ll tender me a fool.


This is what I love about language.
Comment by Rikka on August 11, 2009 at 1:09am
There was Shakespeare in my dream the other night. Entertainingly enough, lines about dreaming, from R&J. ( I.iv.)

ROMEO: I dream'd a dream to-night.
MERCUTIO: And so did I.
ROMEO: Well, what was yours?
MERCUTIO: That dreamers often lie.
ROMEO: In bed asleep, while they do dream things true.

I love how Leonard Whiting says that last line in the '69 movie version....
Comment by A Former Member on June 30, 2009 at 10:09am
Sonnet 73

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou seest the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consumed with that which it was nourish'd by.
This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.
Comment by Jas Brimstone on March 15, 2009 at 8:14pm
That is one of my very favorite contemporary plays, and it's about one of my very favorite plays by The Bard himself. :-)
Comment by A Former Member on March 15, 2009 at 4:40pm


I just watched Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead this past week. I liked it, and thought it was rather clever. It has very humorus commentary on the play and on the English language. I thought Gary Oldman did a good job, especially.
Comment by skye AKA rembrandt on March 10, 2009 at 9:22am
ok i got confused for a second
Comment by A Former Member on March 10, 2009 at 9:18am
Skye, I mean a version that has notes in it to help you understand what he is talking about. Sometimes he uses words we do not use today, or he'll make a reference to Greek Mythology, and the annotated version will help explain them.
Comment by skye AKA rembrandt on March 10, 2009 at 8:58am
you mean like a modern day version of it
Comment by A Former Member on March 5, 2009 at 12:58pm
Skye, he is hard to understand, but the more you read him, the easier it gets. Plus, it helps to have an annotated edition.
 

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