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15 Famous Quotations from Shakespeare (handpicked by me) Neither a borrower nor a lender be. -Polonius, Hamlet Parting is such sweet sorrow. -Juliet, Romeo and Juliet Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! -The Witches, Macbeth A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse! -Richard III, Richard III I cannot heave my heart into my mouth! -Cordelia, King Lear If...
wolfielove reblogged your post: Sonnet 116 I fucking LOVE Shakespeare. *looks at 8 of his plays just sitting on my desk* :D
(my personal favorite) Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy...
Film Suggestion: Scotland, Pa
Scotland, Pa is a modern retelling of Macbeth, set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1970s. Instead of being rival kingdoms, The Macbeths work at Duncan’s Cafe, a fast food restaurant. Setup as a dark comedy, the film premiered in 2001, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at that year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s both hilarious and tragic, and definitely captures the...
Sweet love, renew thy force; be it not said Thy edge should blunter be than appetite, Which but to-day by feeding is allay’d, To-morrow sharpen’d in his former might: So, love, be thou; although to-day thou fill Thy hungry eyes even till they wink with fullness, To-morrow see again, and do not kill The spirit of love with a perpetual dullness. Let this sad interim like the ocean...
O, then I see Queen Maab hath been with you!
MERCUTIO She is the fairies’ midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men’s noses as they lie asleep; Her wagon-spokes made of long spiders’ legs, The cover of the wings of grasshoppers, The traces of the smallest spider’s web, The collars of the moonshine’s...
Back to School Advice from Dear Old Dad
If your dad happens to be Polonius. *** Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar; The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel. (1.3.59) Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,...
Submissions and Moderators
ceasaigh answered your question: Would anyone be interested in submitting some stuff or being a mod for this blog? Hey there! Definitely interested in submitting. Am a writer who recently rediscovered my love of Shakespeare. What are you looking for? Anything involving Shakespeare! Your own favorites from his texts, essays about his work, film clips, sound bytes, even poetry inspired by...
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Sonnet 13 O, that you were yourself! but, love, you are No longer yours than you yourself here live: Against this coming end you should prepare, And your sweet semblance to some other give. So should that beauty which you hold in lease Find no determination: then you were Yourself again after yourself’s decease, When your sweet issue your sweet form should bear. Who lets so fair a...
The Shakespeare Sisterhood:
Lady Macbeth Of all the Shakespearean Sisterhood, there is perhaps least unanimity of opinion as to the character of Lady Macbeth. She enjoys the distinction of being a successful puzzle to critics and commentators, who have exhausted even their ingenuity in attempting to deduce from her attributes any satisfactory conclusions. In the wide range of opinion she exists, successively: as a...
Brush up your Shakespeare!
How well do you know Shakespeare’s opening lines? Test your knowledge with this quiz from Shakespeare Online! Make sure to come back and leave your score in the comments, ask, or submit pages! Let the quizzing begin! Shakespeare’s Opening Lines
A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion; A woman’s gentle heart, but not acquainted With shifting change, as is false women’s fashion; An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling, Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth; A man in hue, all ‘hues’ in his controlling, Much steals men’s eyes and...
Cher: "Rough winds may shake the darling buds of May, but they eternal summer shall not fade."
Dionne: Phat! Did you write that?
Cher: D'uh, it's like a famous quote.
Dionne: From where?
Cher: Cliff's Notes.
How many of Shakespeare's plays have you...
fuckyeahimagination answered your question: Let’s get personal 5: King Lear I’ve seen, Taming/R&J read, Hamlet - played ophelia, Midsummer - Puck is my drama college admission exam monologue
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To celebrate, here’s Sonnet 10 For shame deny that thou bear’st love to any, Who for thyself art so unprovident. Grant, if thou wilt, thou art beloved of many, But that thou none lovest is most evident; For thou art so possess’d with murderous hate That ‘gainst thyself thou stick’st not to conspire. Seeking that beauteous roof to ruinate Which to repair should...
When I read Shakespeare, I am struck with wonder That such trivial people...– D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
An analysis of Sonnet 18
Sonnet 18 is the best known and most well-loved of all 154 sonnets. It is also one of the most straightforward in language and intent. The stability of love and its power to immortalize the poetry and the subject of that poetry is the theme. The poet starts the praise of his dear friend without ostentation, but he slowly builds the image of his friend into that of a perfect being. His friend is...
scribbles and wanderlust: A quick history lesson... →
scribbles-and-wanderlust: Or rather, why their families’ feuds weren’t odd after all. Ever heard of grandi? In Italy, during the rise of the Renaissance in the 1300s, there were noble families that moved into the cities and decided to take over streets. They would build a manor (more like a fortified miniature castle) and within the walls of this manor would be a giant tower (San Gimignano,...
Richard III, Act I scene i
Gloucester (Richard): Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths; Our bruised arms hung up for monuments; Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful...
How many of Shakespeare's plays have you...
megaparsecs answered your question: Let’s get personal Around thirteen to fifteen, I think. notjuliet42 answered your question: Let’s get personal Read:
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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d; But thy eternal...
Hamlet, Act III, scene i
HAMLET: 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...
The other two, slight air and purging fire, Are both with thee, wherever I abide; The first my thought, the other my desire, These present-absent with swift motion slide. For when these quicker elements are gone In tender embassy of love to thee, My life, being made of four, with two alone Sinks down to death, oppress’d with melancholy; Until life’s composition be recured By...
When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; When I behold the violet past prime, And sable curls all silver’d o’er with white; When lofty trees I see barren of leaves Which erst from heat did canopy the herd, And summer’s green all girded up in sheaves Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard, Then of thy beauty do I...
Some biographical info on the most celebrated...
Shakespeare’s Birth The baptismal register of the Holy Trinity parish church, in Stratford, shows the following entry for April 26, 1564: Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakespeare. The actual date of Shakespeare’s birth is not known, but, traditionally, April 23, St George’s Day, has been Shakespeare’s accepted birthday, and a house on Henley Street in Stratford, owned by...
A mod, a mod, my tumblr for a mod!
Hey, Groundlings! This is a call for everyone and anyone interested in helping out as an editor/moderator for Shakespeare Forever! I would love some help and camaraderie making this blog an awesome place for Shakespeare lovers! There are no requirements except for a small amount of free time and a love of all things Shakespeare! No English or lit degrees necessary, although they’re...
If you love Shakespeare, this is the blog for you! This blog is literally all Shakespeare, all the time — from passages straight from the text, critical analyses, film clips, and songs to adaptations and parody — it’s all here, and you have a front row seat! Much more comfortable than the groundlings, but just as involved! Submit your own favorite tidbits of the Bard, and...