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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: 82
Latest Activity: Sep 21

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
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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 A Former Member on December 19, 2008 at 3:19pm
OMG, yes. I just LOVE Joseph Fiennes. He is absolutely beautiful. Wonderful, long neck. Great Smile. Beautiful eyes.

I really like the Elizabethan period, as well. I've watched quite a few documentaries and dramatizations of Queen Elizabeth's life. There is a great movie with Helen Mirren (one of my favorite actresses) as Elizabeth. BTW, she is in Greenaway's The Cook... film I mentioned above.

Have you guys seen the two Elizabeth films with Cate Blanchette? She is another one of my favorite actresses.
Comment by Leslee Love on December 19, 2008 at 3:12pm
I freakin' love Shakespeare in Love! It is not an accurate portrayal (you are right Dallas) of Shakes but it is beautiful! I have just about every word memorized...who doesn't love some Joseph Fiennes? (and Colin Firth) Thanks for the input guys!
Comment by A Former Member on December 19, 2008 at 3:06pm
I like Peter Greenaway, but I think Prospero's Books is somewhat difficult to watch. It is visually stunning, but hard to follow at times. My favorite movie by him is The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover.

I've not seen Mucha Ado About Nothing, but I did see Shakespeare in Love. It was a fun and entertaining movie, but not the slightest bit accurate about Shakespeare. Very little is truly known about his life. It was cute, but should not be taken as truthful.

What bothered me about it though was the fact that it completely glossed over his homo/bisexuality. But like I said, it was not intended to be accurate.
Comment by Stewart Paterson on December 19, 2008 at 3:01pm
Leslee, you lust watch "Prospero's Books" a film by Peter Grenaway starring John Gielgud. It is an adaptation of The Tempest. It is stunning. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospero%27s_Books

I haven't yet seen Much Ado about Nothing with Kenneth Branagh & Denzel Washington.

Anyone seen Shakespeare in Love? What did y'all think of it?
Comment by Leslee Love on December 19, 2008 at 9:40am
I think Midsummer is one of my faves!
I'm more for the tragedies, as well...
I think I will read The Merchant of Venice--thanx for the advice. Happy reading!
Comment by A Former Member on December 19, 2008 at 9:01am
Leslee:

I tend to like the tragedies, but if you want a comedy, I think Love's Labour Lost is one of the most popular. I'm fairly certain I've seen this in a movie at least once.

You may also want to try A Midsummer Night's Dream.

I tried to read the tragey Coriolanus, but it kind of bored me. The Merchant of Venice is quite good, though I have never read it. I saw it as a film starring Laurence Olivier. Also, Othello is good.

If you don't want to read a play, try a collection of his sonnets, or read Venus and Adonis, which is very long, but also quite good.
Comment by Leslee Love on December 19, 2008 at 8:51am
Hi Lovers! I am done with all my classes and am now going to read a little (maybe a lot) Shakespeare. I have the complete collected works, any suggestions for something different, as I have read the most popular ones (ie R&J, Macbeth...)????
Comment by Stewart Paterson on December 11, 2008 at 4:21am
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Comment by Stewart Paterson on December 11, 2008 at 4:20am
I read Sonnet 130

 

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