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How can anyone (I forget who, and it's too hot to scroll up) not like Measure For Measure? Go and see it (um, last year) at the Globe with Mark Rylance and then tell me you don't like it! Merchant of Venice is also rather cool, but my experience of Twelfth Night was somewhat blighted by being "taught" it in year nine by one of the worst student teachers I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. However, after seeing a couple of decent productions, my opinion of it has improved. My personal favourite is Hamlet (seeing Christopher Eccleston in the title role certainly helped), and maybe Much Ado as my favourite comedy. Although there's a brilliant Comedy of Errors currently on in Sheffield - go and see it if you get the chance.
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My favourites are the Roman plays (the better known ones at least - not sure Titus get's that title for example). Also Hamlet and Lear. R+J is great and The Tempest and Measure for Measure too. I love the sonnets as well, I used to get a daily email with a sonnet but then for some reason they stopped (I expect they ran out of sonnets).
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Tragedies! It's all about purging of emotions! Ah...
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Oh!!! Let me join!!! Please???
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Christopher Ecclestone was in Hamlet?!!! Wow I wish I could have seen that :eek: *uberjealous*

My fave play is Antony and Cleopatra. Absolutely love it And my favourite comedy is 12th Night (got the Trevor Nunn video - Fantastic )

(thanks for letting me join silence )
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(Original post by naystar)
Tragedies! It's all about purging of emotions! Ah...
Aristole's antiquity should not lend him undeserved credibility... There are plenty of better writers on dramatic theory.
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Thanks for giving me the icon, Silence
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(Original post by ~Raphael~)
Thanks for giving me the icon, Silence

ditto!
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I'm in!
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Oooh, hi hun, can I join too ? I love Shakespeare me! *begins to recite A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia) !*
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Lol Englishstudent, i used to get those too. It was nice to have a bit of poetry in the morning though.

Silence - i just requested membership. Let me in!

My favourite at the moment is Othello, although i do like The Tempest, and Macbeth too. I'm not such a fan of the really historical plays, but i think that's only because my knowledge of history isn't so good. xx
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if people want the logo by their name, they need to do something as well as post in here - go to user control panel and apply through groups or something.
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Ooh please may I join?
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Mimo
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Hey Shakespeare-lovers,
I'd like to pose a question: Has anyone cried while reading a play?
I adore A Midsummer Night's Dream, and on reading it the first time I found myself getting misty-eyed at the end... I think its rather strange but I just found it sad...
Puck: Give me your hand, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends
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I'd like to join please (and have the funky icon too if possible!). I know it's cliche to love it, but the first time I read Hamlet I had such a great deal of empathy for Hamlet. I also love 'the winters tale', and I'm a bit of a fan of 'the taming of the shrew' just because it's so unsettling.
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I wanted to cry watching the end of Othello, but I'm hard and I was in class, so I couldn't do that. Cried when I watched O, the modern adaptation, though - I was alone.
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I love 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', and 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona', and 'As You like it'.
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I love Twelfth Night, felt so sorry for poor Sir Andrew Aguecheek!
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My favourites: Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Merchant of Venice, Twelth Night, Macbeth (although this list changes frequently)

I'm going to try and re-read them all over the summer (even though we don't get to study Shakespeare here until the third year... )
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