Do you guys like Shakespeare?

  • Get a Free Rabbit Vibe with Orders $59+

Do you guys like Shakespeare?

SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
Watching Baz Lurman's Romeo and Juliet. Although I have some problems with this movie, I think I brought an awareness of Shakespeare to the public and made it relateable for folks not versed in it. I was a theatre major in college, so I have a larger than normal exposure to it, I would say. Do you guys like Shakespeare? What's your favorite. I love King Lear and The Taming of the Shrew. 10 Things I Hate About You was also a great adaptation.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Shakespeare is the BOMB!
Woman China , - Kira - , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , MissCandyland , BG529 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Ms. N , hhh , skeeterlynn , eeep , Ouroborean , LadyDarknezz , YvetteJeannine , amazon , dv8 , Allstars316 , thesquaredeific , Alyxx , Rod Ronald , cburger
20
Shakespeare is BORING
Peggi , Stagger13 , laflauta , padmeamidala , Leather & Lace , Geogeo , BlooJay , Avant-garde
8
It's not Shakespeare, it's Shakesebeard.
Other Shakespeare opinion.
Falsepast , JennSenn , KyotoAngel , Terri69 , Ryuson , FallFire , LovesAPoet , Stinkytofu10 , Ganconagh , snarknemesis , SMichelle , Avant-garde
12
Total votes: 40 (39 voters)
Poll is closed
08/07/2012
  • Buy 3 Items for $70
  • Buy 3 Items for $50
  • Buy 3 Items for $30
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Add Some Buzz To Your Favourite Toy & Save 60% On Kit
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Falsepast Falsepast
Hate him, actually. Nothing but fancy tricks in his writing to keep english teachers' attention. Ernest Hemingway wrote a better tragedy than anyone ever has (including Shakespeare) in less than 10 words simply to settle a bar bet. This is the story:

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
08/07/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
Hate him, actually. Nothing but fancy tricks in his writing to keep english teachers' attention. Ernest Hemingway wrote a better tragedy than anyone ever has (including Shakespeare) in less than 10 words simply to settle a bar bet. This is the ...
This!
08/07/2012
Woman China Woman China
I have always loved Shakespeare. I love the pattern in his words and the simple yet complex wording he created. Not to mention the fantastic words he created.
08/07/2012
spookycutie spookycutie
I'm not a fan. AT ALL! Hated reading his stuff in high school.
08/07/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I like some of his stuff. I dislike some of it too. I don't have a really strong opinion either way.
08/07/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Once in a while, but it's not really the sort of writing that I can read often so I prefer his work in movie form.
Although I did take the time to memorize his sonnet #130 because Alan Rickman read it aloud. xD
08/07/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I love Shakespeare, but then I majored in English in college and happen to be a nerd.

I've always been fond of Hamlet. I suppose that would be my favorite.
08/07/2012
Terri69 Terri69
It depends
08/07/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Shakespeare is OVERRATED in my book! I've had to do WAY TOO MANY papers and monologues on him for me to appreciate him, and I had a class read the Scottish Play 3 times over and pick apart every. Little. Bit. Of. Symbolism. x.X
08/07/2012
FallFire FallFire
I can certainly agree that Shakespeare gets pushed so much in school that people end up hating it. However, with the right teacher it can be enjoyable. For anyone remotely interested in Shakespeare (love him or hate him), you can look into the Shakespeare authorship debate- did Shakespeare really write Shakespeare? Google, "Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Stand Up."
08/07/2012
laflauta laflauta
I greatly dislike anything Shakespeare. His writing was so overused in high school English classes that I can't stand it anymore. I should probably say that I'm not a big reader and I don't like reading plays, so I'm definitely biased.
08/07/2012
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I guess I am one of the few who enjoyed reading his works in high school. I still have a volume of his complete works.
08/07/2012
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
We have Shakespeare in the park here and it is really fun. We have a big turnout!
08/07/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I like Shakespeare.
08/07/2012
BG529 BG529
We like shakespeare
08/07/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I like him.
08/07/2012
LovesAPoet LovesAPoet
I'm more or less indifferent. I appreciated the two that I read (Romeo and Juliet & Othello) but his work isn't really something I'd read for fun.
08/07/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
I love Shakespeare.
08/07/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I appreciate it but don't like it
08/07/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Not my type of thing to read
08/07/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by SkylarrStarr
Watching Baz Lurman's Romeo and Juliet. Although I have some problems with this movie, I think I brought an awareness of Shakespeare to the public and made it relateable for folks not versed in it. I was a theatre major in college, so I have a ...
As far as his literature, I am kinda indifferent. There are parts I enjoy, and some not so much.
08/07/2012
eeep eeep
I'm a big fan of Shakespeare, and always enjoy watching movies and shows that are newer translations. I do have to be in the mood to want to read his plays and poetry though.
08/07/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
Some of his works
08/07/2012
snarknemesis snarknemesis
I think he's a little too hyped up. It makes me sad that there are entire courses and sections of courses devoted to Shakespeare but very few that deal with other playwrights of that time. Shakespeare used a lot of the same plots as other playwrights of his time, but the others get very little attention. I also think it's very difficult to read Shakespeare without a good visual to go along.

I am a huge fan of Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I love most of the BBC recordings of his plays too.
08/08/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
Hate him, actually. Nothing but fancy tricks in his writing to keep english teachers' attention. Ernest Hemingway wrote a better tragedy than anyone ever has (including Shakespeare) in less than 10 words simply to settle a bar bet. This is the ...
Oh...love me some Hemingway too! Thanks for sharing!
08/08/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Yes I adore Shakespeare, but mainly his comedies!
08/08/2012
YvetteJeannine YvetteJeannine
Quote:
Originally posted by Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I guess I am one of the few who enjoyed reading his works in high school. I still have a volume of his complete works.
This could be MY reply! I LVED reading Shakespeare's works in high school (part in thanks to my inclination toward literature, and part in thanks to one Ms. Trusky! She romanticized his works to the point of sheer enjoyment!).

I too, have a copy of his COMPLETE WORKS!

LOVE THE WILL'!
08/16/2012
amazon amazon
Always have!
09/03/2012
dv8 dv8
I recently enjoyed a production of Othello. Shakespeare's plays are stimulating to watch on stage and amazing to dissect in print.
10/09/2012
  • 1
  • 2
Total posts: 34
Unique posters: 33