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  • Comedies: Measure for measure, The Tempest etc

    8 36.36%
  • Histories: Henry V, Richard III, King John etc

    4 18.18%
  • Tragedies: Romeo and Juliet, King Lear etc

    13 59.09%
  • Sonnets and Peoms: Venus and Adonis, The Pheonix and the Turtle Etc

    4 18.18%
  • I have never read Shakespeare

    0 0%
  • I don't like Shakespeare

    0 0%
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Thread: Favourite Shakespeare

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    Romeo and Juliet is - besides Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - the most beautifully written love story of all times - it is just incredible how marvelously narrated and perfectly dedicated these two lost souls seem to be on their hard struggle for love.

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    ... And gentlemen in England, now a-bed, shall think themelves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks, that fought with us upon St. Crispian's Day.

    Henry V

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    A Sonnet I know by heart and can quote without the necessity of using a text is Sonnet 41 - it is so beautiful and it just moves me.

    Those petty wrongs that liberty commits,
    When I am sometime absent from thy heart,
    Thy beauty and thy years full well befits,
    For still temptation follows where thou art.
    Gentle thou art and therefore to be won,
    Beauteous thou art, therefore to be assailed;
    And when a woman woos, what woman's son
    Will sourly leave her till she have prevailed?
    Ay me! but yet thou mightest my seat forbear,
    And chide try beauty and thy straying youth,
    Who lead thee in their riot even there
    Where thou art forced to break a twofold truth,
    Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee,
    Thine, by thy beauty being false to me.

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    It would probably be a toss up between Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Nights Dream, with a slight edge to that most classic of love stories Romeo and Juliet. A story that has some relevance in my own marriage.

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    We never tire of it, do we? :)

    Non si fa il proprio dovere perchè qualcuno ci dica grazie, lo si fa per principio, per se stessi, per la propria dignità. Oriana Fallaci

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    I like Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth and Cymbeline, but I love best his sonnets.

    To end sonnet 116, above-

    Love's not time's' fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle's compass come;
    Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out, even to the end of doom;
    If this be error, and upon me proved,
    I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

    From sonnet 97 -

    How like a winter hath my absence been
    From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
    What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
    What old December's bareness everywhere!

    From Sonnet 144 -

    To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
    For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
    Such seems your beauty still.

    From Cymbeline -

    Fear no more the heat 'o the sun;
    Nor the furious winter's rages,
    Thou thy worldly task hast done,
    Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages;
    Golden lads and girls all must,
    As chimney sweepers, come to dust.

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