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Although there is a literary society somewhere on tsr, I thought it might be nice to have a shakespeare society. well not just nice, but it's probably one of the few themes or topics which every student encounters at some stage during their studies; hence, i think shakespeare's quite important to say the least.

obviously there's tonnes of other reasons, but if you want to be a part of it all, just post here saying so. and there will hopefully be a logo to be added next to usernames as well.


Recent Edit: I've decided to put some links up here which might be of use or interest. If there's anything else out there, post up the link and I'll put it down.

The Perseus Renaissance Materials - almost all of Shakespeare's plays, with a folio scanned in at very high detail. Also quite a bit of Marlowe stuff on there.

Shakespeare: Online Literature - another text collection of his works online, just perhaps simpler on this site to search through single plays for certain words.

Vol. 5. The Drama to 1642 (Cambridge History of English and American Literature) - sections VIII to XII provide both contextual and textual information on Shakespeare and his plays

British Library: Shakespeare in Quarto - a fantastic collection of digital scans of twenty-one of the plays, of which there are 93 various texts and editions of quartos. There's the ability to compare different texts side by side, and there's a pretty good amount of biographical info. Also, if you explore the site outside of Shakespeare, there's even documents scanned in such as the Magna Carta and a couple of Caxton editions of Chaucer.

Shakespeare's Globe - the homepage of the "wooden O" with performance listings and theatre details, amongst other bits of info.


n.b. i've deleted the list of current members because it's pretty damn big now and due to some weird hitch in the tsr system, i can't actually view a full list of all the members to update it.
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(Original post by silence)
Although there is a literary society somewhere on tsr, I thought it might be nice to have a shakespeare society. well not just nice, but it's probably one of the few themes or topics which every student encounters at some stage during their studies; hence, i think shakespeare's quite important to say the least.

obviously there's tonnes of other reasons, but if you want to be a part of it all, just post here saying so. and there will hopefully be a logo to be added next to usernames as well.
Fantastic idea!

I've attached a possible logo, what do you think?
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:eek:

Please can I join??
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Fantastic idea!

I've attached a possible logo, what do you think?
i was just busy making one lol. they've got to be maximum of 50(width)x30(height). i came up with this one
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i was just busy making one lol. they've got to be maximum of 50(width)x30(height). i came up with this one
Yeah - that's better.
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Wow, you're starting societies all over the place. Well, ok, two. May I join? I promise not to tell you more than three times a day how Shakespeare got it all from Plautus.
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o yeh, i read the tempest the other day and was having deja vus of rudens
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Totally! Twelfth Night is also rather similar.
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Can I join too?
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Wow, great idea! Can I join?
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i';M IN Please, my fave is eith Othello or Midsummer Nights dream
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I will join...Currently making it my life goal to see every play..

Does anybody agree with me that Measure for Measure is possibly his worst play?
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i'm guessing u mean every shakespeare play lol, otherwise that might be slightly too ambitious.

does ur goal include seeing plays that aren't written entirely by him (pericles, thomas more etc)?
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Count me in. This is the area that I specialise in at university; Especially Shakespeare and sexuality studies.
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I wanna join!! My favourite play is either Macbeth or Much Ado. Although Romeo and Juliet is good too, but I only really got into that when I watched the Baz Leurman film.
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I want to play!
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Could I please join? I don't do English Lit, but I wanted to!! I also love Shakespeare (but I haven't even nearly read/seen all his plays & sonnets). My favourtie would hae to be either Romeo and Julliet (you cannot deny a classic), A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear and The Merchant of Venice ( & The Taming of the Shrew).

My least favorite is 'Twelfth Night'. I think some of the characters are one-dimensional (Orsino - great first line, but how do you fall in love like that?!), and I felt it was one of the only comic Shakespearian plas that didn't make me laugh once. Not even the yellow stockings scene!)
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My least favorite is 'Twelfth Night'. I think some of the characters are one-dimensional (Orsino - great first line, but how do you fall in love like that?!), and I felt it was one of the only comic Shakespearian plas that didn't make me laugh once. Not even the yellow stockings scene!)
Ahh come on, what about the scene with Maria (Mistress Accost ) and Sir Andrew? I'm laughing as I type. Humm, perhaps I'm just sad.
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(Original post by Queen_A)
Could I please join? I don't do English Lit, but I wanted to!! I also love Shakespeare (but I haven't even nearly read/seen all his plays & sonnets). My favourtie would hae to be either Romeo and Julliet (you cannot deny a classic), A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear and The Merchant of Venice ( & The Taming of the Shrew).
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Eugh why MOV?????
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Oooooooh add me, add meeeeeeeeeee!

<sighs with relief that someone else came up with the idea>
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