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soracities4 years ago
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I pray you do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine.
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
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narratorstragedya year ago
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sometimes i think about all the shakespeare plays where the wives and mothers just aren鈥檛 there. hamlet has a mother; did ophelia and laertes have one, too? did rosalind have a mom, did celia? who was edgar and edmund鈥檚 mother, who was lear鈥檚 wife? do any of the love鈥檚 labour鈥檚 lost characters check in with their moms while they鈥檙e in navarre? what happened to hero鈥檚 mother, who in some versions of the play is there but doesn鈥檛 speak? did prospero have a wife? why don鈥檛 we see prince hal鈥檚 mother? does egeus have a wife? does helena have a mom?聽where are all the mothers?
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hogwartshousefriends3 years ago
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Ravenclaw: What are you talking about? I鈥檓 not that dramatic!
Gryffindor: When I asked you why you were wearing a bejewelled tiara you quoted the entirety of Shakespeare鈥檚 鈥渁ll the worlds a stage鈥 monologue from As You Like It and then broke down crying. And you know the scariest part? You were sober.
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Shakespeare plays summarized by John Mulaney quotes
Romeo and Juliet:
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Hamlet:
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A Midsummer Nights Dream:
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Othello:
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As You Like It:
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The Twelfth Night:
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MacBeth:
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starkey7 months ago
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okay but shakespeare plays as siken quotes tho
Midsummer Nights Dream: I sleep. I dream. I make up things that I would never say. I say them very quietly.
Romeo & Juliet: We have not touched the stars, nor are we forgiven, which brings us back to the hero鈥檚 shoulders and the gentleness that comes, not from the absence of violence, but despite the abundance of it.
Hamlet: What is a ghost? Something dead that seems to be alive. Something dead 聽that doesn't know it's dead.
Also hamlet, but for the hamlet stans: You鈥檙e going to die in your best friend鈥檚 arms. And you play along because it鈥檚 funny, because it鈥檚 written down, you鈥檝e memorized it, it鈥檚 all you know. I say the phrases that keep it all going, and everybody plays along.
King Lear: Let me tell you what I do know: I am more than one thing, and not all of those things are good. The truth is complicated. It鈥檚 two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet. I used to think that if I dug deep enough to discover something sad and ugly, I鈥檇 know it was something true. Now I鈥檓 trying to dig deeper.
Tempest: Please keep him safe. Let him lay his head on my chest and we will be like sailors, swimming in the sound of it, dashed to pieces.
Macbeth: You didn鈥檛 think you鈥檇 feel this way. There鈥檚 a gun in your hand. It feels hot. It feels oily.
Julius Caesar: I am singing now while Rome burns. We are all just trying to be holy.
Henry IV: This is where the evening splits in half, Henry, love or death. Grab an end, pull hard, and make a wish.
As you like it: In a word, in a phrase, it鈥檚 a movie, you鈥檙e the star. so smile for the camera, it鈥檚 your big scene, you know your lines.
Taming of the shrew: Let鈥檚 admit, without apology, what we do to each other
Twelfth Night: How much can you change and get away with it, before you turn into someone else, before it's some kind of murder?
Much ado about nothing: The entire history of human desire takes about seventy minutes to tell. Unfortunately we don鈥檛 have that kind of time.
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janeeyreofmanderley4 years ago
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Shakespeare plays in one gif:
Macbeth
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Titus Andronicus
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Romeo and Juliet
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Richard II
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Richard III
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Henry IV 1&2
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Henry聽 V
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A Winter鈥檚 Tale
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A comedy of errors
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A Midsummer Night鈥檚 Dream
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As you like it
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bronthesaurus2 years ago
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Schools teach Shakespeare poorly and here鈥檚 why
Honestly it gets on my nerves how the school system handles Shakespeare, and it鈥檚 because of its poor handling of Shakespeare that so many people hate his plays and view them as boring or uninteresting.
I鈥檝e acted in Shakespeare plays for about six years now and after spending just one unit in school on Romeo and Juliet, the reason why people hate Shakespeare becomes so much more understandable. I learned Shakespeare鈥檚 plays, his rhyming scheme and scansion through putting on productions of the shows, and that鈥檚 how Shakespeare should be taught.
Shakespeare鈥檚 works aren鈥檛 meant to be read by anyone other than the actors putting on the show. It isn鈥檛 supposed to be enjoyed like that. Shakespeare is at its best when it鈥檚 being watched or it鈥檚 being performed. His plays are scripts for a reason. Scripts are the groundwork for a performance and when schools assign endless reading of his plays, they essentially feed their students the bare bones of Shakespeare.
Acting is what makes the show come alive. In my most recent production, I remember cold-reading Love鈥檚 Labors Lost and being so confused about the story and how this could ever be considered a comedy. By performance day, we were up onstage loving every bit of the story, and the audience, who knew as much as the cast had on our first day with the scripts, was laughing at the jokes we initially didn鈥檛 get the first time. Acting is what conveys Shakespearean text and the witty lines that are much harder to understand today, but the actor鈥檚 choices onstage (be it actions, tone of voice or movement) are there to explain it all.
Shakespeare is at its most relatable and enjoyable when it鈥檚 being performed, and that was how things were always intended to be. Making students read these scripts as if they were textbooks is a one-way fast track to making a class confused, frustrated, and hating these plays.聽
TLDR: Shakespeare and acting are inseparable, and schools need to stop ignoring that fact if they want their students to actually care about these plays.
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bertholuci5 years ago
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As You Like It
Open Air Performance 2002
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rosncrntz3 years ago
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Jack Laskey in the Globe Theatre's 2018 As You Like It and Hamlet
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popupglobe3 years ago
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The sheep in William Shakespeare鈥檚 As You Like It at the Pop Up Globe
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rosncrntz3 years ago
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Shubham Saraf in the Globe Theatre's 2018 As You Like It and Hamlet
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batvalentinworld5 years ago
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"To each his own mask"
[cover of a lost portrait, attributed to Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, today housed at Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy]
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thumxleon3 years ago
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鈥淭o thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.鈥 Happy birthday to William Shakespeare (23 April 1564 - 23 April 1616).
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harrypotterhousequotes3 years ago
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SLYTHERIN:
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts..."聽
鈥揥illiam Shakespeare (Jacques: As You Like It, Act II, scene vii)
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