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Have you read William Shakespeare's literature?

 
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YeongLing



Joined: 08 Mar 2006
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Location: Taiwan

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:54 am    Post subject: Have you read William Shakespeare's literature? Reply with quote

I love William Shakespeare's literature.
When I was sixteen I watched a play of "Romeo and Juliet" in my music class, then I thought it was romatic but miserable in the result.
After that, I was exciting to watch a paly of "A Midsummer Night Dream" which has magical story and actor and I love the same story of this.
Have you read Shakespeare's literature?Do you love his literature?
Well, Hope you had already read Shakespeare's literature, and could you tell me which one of Shakespeare's literature you like?
Big thanks from your share!
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saudi student



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to meet you YeongLing.

I actually had read Macbeth & Hamlet.
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YeongLing



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:57 am    Post subject: I love Shakespeare. Reply with quote

Glad to meet you ~
Thanks for your share about Shakespeare.
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angelwing



Joined: 13 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Hamlet. I liked Hamlet the best, mainly because it had a lot of dramatic themes in it... Romeo and Juliet was way too flowery, and Midsummer Night's Dream was fun, but a little too weird.

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xyb



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read a lot of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets
Amon his plays I like Romeo and Juliet, i think it's romantic.
However, i don't like Shakespeare's plays, in my opinion, the plots are rediculous, and the people in his plays are simple-minded, and the languages are too flowery.
On the contrary, i like his sonnets, it's beautiful and powerful
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ClarissaMach



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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the first time I tried to read Shakespeare... I was 19 and I had to give up, for I didn't have fluency enough to read his plays in the original version.

Ok, I know I could have bought one of those "modern English version side-by-side with full original text", but it wouldn't be the same, would it? I'm too proud to do so. That's why I decided to postpone it.

Some day, who knows, may be I'll try it again....
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seiko0617



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really really love William Shakespeare.
He is a novelist which i like.
I like "Romeo and Juliet" best. It is kind of tragedy of love.
It's good to read the book after you watch the movie. It will enables you to understand clearly.. Cool
I have ever read the Shakespeare's English version novel, but it is difficult for me Sad So I want to try again and If I have enough time, I want to know more and more about William Shakespeare. I hope i could learn the background of UK at the time, too!! Because I am interested in middle ages history!!
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Mistral



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shakespeare indeed is a great writer but he`s very mysterious. I' ve read a lot of novels but i love his sonets, are amazing really.
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kottan



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:23 am    Post subject: I like "Romeo and Juliet". Reply with quote

Hi!! I'm Japanese student. Smile
I've read Shakespeare's literaturete.
I've watched "Romeo and Juliet"
I like the movie! It was exciting and sad movie.
The poem of "Romeo and Juliet" is romantic.
I want to try another Shakespeare's works.
Which is the most interesting story?
Please tell me some interesting story Razz
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Leon Young



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
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Location: Kunming,China

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a teacher from England,everytime when he talks about him.he was not happy,he told us when he was in middle school,the book is alway about his woks,i did't read them,someday i will
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crankynerves



Joined: 05 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiii everyone...well I studied Literature at High School and I can say that I really appreciate William Shakespeare, this man is a Genius.I read Measure for Measure, A midsummer Night Dream, Julius Ceasar, Romeo and Juliet... Romeo and Juliet is the play which I prefer among all the plays of Shakespeare......
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.


ROMEO

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Stephanie S



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and the Sonnets. I've watched plays/movies of The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Timon of Athens, and King Lear.

I think Shakespeare was a genius; his writing was prolific and beautiful, and also has a lot of humor. It's true that the plots are a bit weak sometimes, and a lot of the action takes place off-stage, which is so different from modern entertainment. Wink

Jorge Luis Borges wrote an article entitled Everything and Nothing, which argues that the reason Shakespeare was great was that he could impersonate any kind of character. Thus, we all find ourselves somewhere within his work. Smile

Stephanie
Elanguest English Language School, Malta
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