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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: 23 hours ago

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 A Former Member on December 20, 2009 at 6:51pm
For Macbeth, the Orson Wells or the Roman Polanski versions are the best. And no, I have not read Wyrd Sisters, but I will check it out when I can.
Comment by Christopher Wilton on December 19, 2009 at 9:23pm
I really want to get into Richard III and Tempest but can't seem to find the time. Though I might just watch MacBeth tonight, or should I say this morning, it's just gone 3am here in Britain.

BTW: Have you read Terry Pratchett's discworld novel "Wyrd Sisters" there's some fun Shakespeare parodies to be found in there? Plus Terry is a (fellow) member of the British Humanist Association, which for me is always a plus.
Comment by A Former Member on December 19, 2009 at 7:46pm
RE: Olivier's acting. I think that is a generational thing. He was acting in a way that was expected of him at that time, I think. Just like how people sing differently in different times. I like American music of the 1920s and 30s, and the women back then always sang with nearly falsetto, quavering voices. But that was the style.
Comment by Christopher Wilton on December 19, 2009 at 7:18pm
No I haven't, not recently at any rate; I tend to have an aversion to the Shakespeare I was forced to absorb in high-school. I've yet to go back to MacBeth, Julius Caesar or Romeo & Juliet (all of which I read in school).

As for Olivier I find his portrayals dull, his acting seems (seemed) wooden and expressionless; as if he's just reciting the words rather than adopting a role.

That's not to say his film productions weren't great in various other ways, but clearly if the lead role is compromised the whole production is undermined.

Or, perhaps its a generational thing, and I'm just too young (24, I think? :-S) to get his whole take on Shakespeare; perhaps its truer to the tradition, but I just don't like it.
Comment by A Former Member on December 19, 2009 at 4:21pm
I'm going to have to be boring and say Hamlet is my favourite

Macbeth is my favorite. Have you read that one yet?

But I can't stand Laurence Olivier's portrayals of Shakespeare.

Why is that?
Comment by Christopher Wilton on December 19, 2009 at 12:11pm
I'm a late comer to Shakespeare - probably like most people in Britain (those that don't completely hate Shakespeare that is); I'm going to have to be boring and say Hamlet is my favourite (for now). But I can't stand Laurence Olivier's portrayals of Shakespeare. >:/
Comment by A Former Member on November 5, 2009 at 6:05pm
If you are interested in this, listen to it soon. Podcasts are removed after a while. - DG

Excavating London's 16th-Century Playhouses
Were the lives lived offstage in the time of Shakespeare as intriguing as the legendary characters in his plays? This hour we'll discover life inside London's famous 16th-century playhouses with Julian Bowsher, Senior Archaeologist at the Museum of London. He's in town for the Boshell Family Lecture Series at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Listen to the podcast here.
Comment by A Former Member on September 27, 2009 at 10:28pm
@Rikka, tell us more about what you have and what you are looking for?
Comment by Rikka on September 27, 2009 at 9:43pm
writing a paper comparing homosocial relationships in Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra

it's kicking my butt. resources would be appreciated!
Comment by Jaume on September 10, 2009 at 2:25pm
Aye, I'm quite fond of his 'fig tree speech'. Almost made me wet my pants.
 

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