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Title: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: bluetrain on June 03, 2012, 03:35:15 am
So, any fans of the Bard?
I'm currently reading the Henry VI/Richard III tetralogy. What about you guys?
I LOVE shakespeare!  :Butt Shake:
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: Stuart on June 03, 2012, 08:10:23 am
i'm a big fan of some of his stuff, but he's a bit hit and miss. MacBeth is one of my favourite things ever written, while Hamlet tends to go on a bit without much happening. A Midsummer Night's Dream and Othello are a couple of other favourites.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: lord_george on June 05, 2012, 12:00:37 am
I'm hoping to be an English professor when I grow older (not up) & Shakespeare courses are my favorite!
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: NudistMetalHead on June 05, 2012, 06:54:14 am
Henry V, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Richard III are my favorites.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: Gman707 on June 05, 2012, 08:59:10 am
I am a huge shakespeare. My favorites are tempest and midsummer nights dream. I used to be in a local shakespeare production company that put on an anual play in the grounds of a national trust property near me (p.s national trust is an organisation that preserves historical buildings and areas of natural intrest).
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: Fitz1980 on June 05, 2012, 11:08:30 am
Gf and I are fans of Shakespeare.  Her more than I, because her father was an English teacher and she was raised with it.  Last year we saw "Midsummer Night's Dream" at Shakespeare Tavern here in Atlanta.  My co-worker played Hippolyta in the play; which was why we knew about it.  We get there and find out that a childhood friend of mine was playing Puck, who is by far the most interesting character in the play.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: lord_george on June 06, 2012, 06:39:02 pm
During Spring Term I got to see a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. They did a Freudian interpretation of the play that was very interesting. I had never seen it before, so it was pretty cool!
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: FKKFan on June 06, 2012, 10:22:56 pm
Shakespeare is the best!
I love his work and each time I happen to be in London I try to see a play in the Globe.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: JasonOfTheFire on June 20, 2012, 05:09:39 am
I'm fond of Hamlet, mostly because half of my acting career involved Hamlet knock-offs.  I was in The 15-Minute Hamlet in high school and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in college.

Unfortunately, I think I was a pretty slow reader whenever I read anything that wasn't science or math, so I was never able to keep up with English assignments.  Thus, I mostly just know fragments of his other works.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: saralee on June 20, 2012, 01:02:54 pm
Shakespeare is the best!
I love his work and each time I happen to be in London I try to see a play in the Globe.
I'm not much of an expert, but my BF has taken me to Shakespeare productions at The Globe - and other theatres - a few times now. We're going to see Taming of the Shrew next month. I've enjoyed everything I've seen so far (the last one was All's Well That Ends Well).

I've also enjoyed some film versions of Shakespeare. I really like the version of Much Ado About Nothing with Kenneth Branagh, and Shakespeare in Love is great even though it's a film about him rather than an adaptation.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: john.mowgli on July 03, 2012, 04:41:10 pm
Yes!

I was recently in 'As You Like It' at York Theatre Royal.

Check out the new BBC shakespeare season...there are some incredible
new productions of the greats:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00s90j1/The_Hollow_Crown_Richard_II/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00s90j1/The_Hollow_Crown_Richard_II/)
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: nudetrail on July 05, 2012, 05:55:36 am
not available in my area ughhh .
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: john.mowgli on July 05, 2012, 07:16:12 am
massive massive shame!

You probably will be able to get them on dvd some time..

they're absolutely gobsmackingly incredible.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: mihimarcelo on July 05, 2012, 12:35:04 pm
I've read all the plays some years ago. I'm planning to read them again next year.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: Gman707 on July 11, 2012, 11:45:17 am
Yes!

I was recently in 'As You Like It' at York Theatre Royal.

Check out the new BBC shakespeare season...there are some incredible
new productions of the greats:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00s90j1/The_Hollow_Crown_Richard_II/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00s90j1/The_Hollow_Crown_Richard_II/)

i was about to post the same!

This series has been brilliant. The dvd will be an essential purchase.
Title: Re: Any Shakespeare fans out there?
Post by: Gman707 on July 11, 2012, 02:41:11 pm
Yes!

I was recently in 'As You Like It' at York Theatre Royal.

Check out the new BBC shakespeare season...there are some incredible
new productions of the greats:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00s90j1/The_Hollow_Crown_Richard_II/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00s90j1/The_Hollow_Crown_Richard_II/)

i was about to post the same!

This series has been brilliant. The dvd will be an essential purchase.