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  1. Taka Taka says:

    I did it.38 plays, 2 long poems, and 154 sonnets in 2462 onion paper pages I read them all ALL I think I deserve a self congratulation for this Yes Good job It took methan two months of intense reading that toughened my wrists and arms from reading it on the train standing, hardened my heart with stony indifference against people s perplexed and peering gazes thrown at me even to the point of leaning in from the side to see what the hell I m reading, and made me utterly fearless again I did it.38 plays, 2 long poems, and 154 sonnets in 2462 onion paper pages I read them all ALL I think I deserve a self congratulation for this Yes Good job It took methan two months of intense reading that toughened my wrists and arms from reading it on the train standing, hardened my heart with stony indifference against people s perplexed and peering gazes thrown at me even to the point of leaning in from the side to see what the hell I m reading, and made me utterly fearless against any future reference to Shakespeare.From the end of January to today, April 5th, it was a long journey during which time I came out of Shakespearean depths only once to take a quick breather for five days and read one contemporary book It was a long, long read indeed.So what do I think of his works Amazing If you speak English, read them My favorite comedies areThe Comedy of Errors,The Midsummer Night s Dream , All s Well That Ends Well, and of course, my absolute favorite, The Merchant of Venice As for histories, Henry IV part 12, Henry V, and Richard III were fascinating and beautiful in myriad aspects It seems like I m drawn to wicked villains like Richard III, Shylock, and Barabas Marlowe s The Jew of Malta , though I didn t absolutely love Iago from Othello for some reason.And tragedies Oh man I read Macbeth and Julius Caesar in high school and middle school respectively, but I can say I understood less than 10% of their artistic merit now that I read them again Macbeth is just a short, sweet, and wicked play with enchanting poetry, and the speeches inJulius Caesar are just mind blowing in their poetry and rhetoric Romeo and Juliet definitely belongs to one of his greatest works It s got the engaging story, beautiful language, and comic scenes all rolled in one everything that makes a work of art entertaining and satisfying to people from all walks of life Cymbeline is also awesome The ending just so unrealistic that it s unbelievably satisfying Hamlet is like a given and I don t think I need to say anything about it other than that it rocks.Oh and I really liked this minor play, Titus Andronicus, considered by many critics to be one of his inferior plays Granted, the beginning is just absolute shit at least plot wise, but man, it s AWESOME with all that bloody murders and plotting and hatred and violence It may be poetically inferior to other tragedies, but story wise, it holds its own among his corpus.I did it


  2. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    I plan to read many Shakespeare plays this summer I won t complete the full works, but finishing them all is one of my major reading goals It might take me a few years to do it, but I shall get there eventually Here s where I m up to at the moment 1 Two Gentlemen of Verona 2 Taming of the Shrew 3 Henry VI, part 1 4 Henry VI, part 3 5 Titus Andronicus 6 Henry VI, part 2 7 Richard III 8 The Comedy of Errors 9 Love s Labours Lost10 A Midsummer Night s Dream 11 Romeo and Juliet 12 Richard II I plan to read many Shakespeare plays this summer I won t complete the full works, but finishing them all is one of my major reading goals It might take me a few years to do it, but I shall get there eventually Here s where I m up to at the moment 1 Two Gentlemen of Verona 2 Taming of the Shrew 3 Henry VI, part 1 4 Henry VI, part 3 5 Titus Andronicus 6 Henry VI, part 2 7 Richard III 8 The Comedy of Errors 9 Love s Labours Lost10 A Midsummer Night s Dream 11 Romeo and Juliet 12 Richard II 13 King John14 The Merchant of Venice 15 Henry IV, part 116 The Merry Wives of Windsor17 Henry IV, part 218 Much Ado About Nothing19 Henry V20 Julius Caesar21 As You Like It 22 Hamlet 23 Twelfth Night24 Troilus and Cressida 25 Measure for Measure26 Othello27 All s Well That Ends Well28 Timon of Athens29 The Tragedy of King Lear 30 Macbeth 31 Anthony and Cleopatra 32 Pericles, Prince of Tyre33 Coriolanus34 Winter s Tale35 Cymbeline 36 The Tempest 37 Henry VIII38 SonnetsThere s so may greats on this list that I have to read soon


  3. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    January 1 Two Gentlemen of Verona 1589 1591 January 1, 20172 The Taming of the Shrew 1590 1591 January 5, 20173 Henry VI, Part 2 1591 February 1, 2017February 4 Henry VI, Part 3 1591 February 3, 2017 5 Henry VI, Part 1 1591 1592 January 21, 2017 6 Titus Andronicus 1591 1592 February 9, 2017 March 7 Richard III 1592 1593 March 4, 2017 8 The Comedy of Errors 1594 March 11, 2017 9 Love s Labour s Lost 1594 1595 March 27, 2017April 10 Richard II 1595 April January 1 Two Gentlemen of Verona 1589 1591 January 1, 20172 The Taming of the Shrew 1590 1591 January 5, 20173 Henry VI, Part 2 1591 February 1, 2017February 4 Henry VI, Part 3 1591 February 3, 2017 5 Henry VI, Part 1 1591 1592 January 21, 2017 6 Titus Andronicus 1591 1592 February 9, 2017 March 7 Richard III 1592 1593 March 4, 2017 8 The Comedy of Errors 1594 March 11, 2017 9 Love s Labour s Lost 1594 1595 March 27, 2017April 10 Richard II 1595 April 7, 201711 Romeo and Juliet 1595 April 12, 201712 A Midsummer Night s Dream 1595 April 21, 2017 May 13 King John 1596 May 3, 201714 The Merchant of Venice 1596 1597 May 8, 201715 Henry IV, Part 1 1596 1597 May 20, 2017June 16 The Merry Wives of Windsor 1597 June 20, 201717 Henry IV, Part 2 1597 1598 June 24, 201718 Much Ado About Nothing 1598 1599 June 25, 2017July 19 Henry V 1599 July 5, 201720 Julius Caesar 1599 July 10, 201721 As You Like It 1599 1600 July 26, 2017August 22 Hamlet 1600 1601 August 12, 201723 Twelfth Night 1601 August 15, 201724 Troilus and Cressida 1600 1602 August 29, 2017September 25 Measure for Measure 1603 1604 September 6, 201726 Othello 1603 1604 September 15, 201727 All s Well that Ends Well 1604 1605 September 12, 2017October 28 King Lear 1605 1606 October 19, 201729 Timon of Athens 1605 1606 October 20, 201730 Macbeth 1606 October 28, 2017November 31 Antony and Cleopatra 1606 November 17, 201732 Coriolanus 1608 November 23, 201733 The Winter s Tale 1609 1611 November 25, 2017December 34 Cymbeline 1610 December 11, 201735 The Tempest 1610 1611 December 12, 201736 Henry VIII 1612 1613 December 16, 2017Other Pericles, Prince of Tyre 1607 1608 November 21, 2017The Sonnets 1609 December 19, 2017 The Two Noble Kinsmen 1613 1614 December 19, 2017 The Narrative Poems 1593 1594 December 23, 2017


  4. Ted Ted says:

    Have I read this book Only part of it.Even so, why argue about that rating See bottom of review for a list of the plays in orderWhat follows is littlethan the GoodReads description of the edition pictured But I feel I can do that, since I wrote the description.This tome includes all 37 of Shakespeare s plays, as well as his poems and sonnets It was produced for college students in the hope that it will help them to understand, appreciate, and enjoy the works for themselves It is not i Have I read this book Only part of it.Even so, why argue about that rating See bottom of review for a list of the plays in orderWhat follows is littlethan the GoodReads description of the edition pictured But I feel I can do that, since I wrote the description.This tome includes all 37 of Shakespeare s plays, as well as his poems and sonnets It was produced for college students in the hope that it will help them to understand, appreciate, and enjoy the works for themselves It is not intended for the scholar Two column format throughout.Introductory Material 90 pages 1 The Universality of Shakespeare2 Records of the Life of Shakespeare3 Shakespeare s England4 Elizabethan Drama5 The Elizabethan Playhouse6 The Study of the Text7 The Development of Shakespeare s Art8 Shakespeare and the Critics9 Shakespearean Scholarship and Criticism 1900 1950Plates 16 full page Halftone Reproductions6 full page Line Cuts9 pages of Notes on the PlatesThe Plays Generally in order of writing.Each play has its own IntroductionFootnotes at the bottom of the columns This makes them both handy and unobtrusive Liked by this reader.Appendices follow The Poems 30 Appendices in about the same number of pages these deal with a wide variety of topics, everything from The Melancholic Humor to Cuckolds and Horns to Hawks and Hawking.I don t know how it compares with other editions of Shakespeare s works It is the one I have.Here are Shakespeare s 37 plays, in the order presented in this edition This is the best guess at the time the edition was printed of the order in which they were written, when on my no longer young journey I read the play, and links to my review It will take several years for this quest to be completed 1 The First Part of King Henry the Sixth 2 The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth 3 The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth 4 The Tragedy of King Richard the Third _2017_Apr 5 The Comedy of Errors 6 The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus 7 The Taming of the Shrew _2017_Apr 8 The Two Gentlemen of Verona 9 Love s Labor s Lost 10 The Tragedy of King Richard the Second _2016_Aug 11 The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 12 A Midsummer Night s Dream _2014_Feb 13 The Life and Death of King John _2016_Apr 14 The Merchant of Venice 15 The First Part of King Henry the Fourth 16 The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth 17 Much Ado About Nothing _2016_Jan 18 The Life of King Henry the Fifth 19 As You Like It _2015_Feb 20 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar _2017_Oct 21 Twelfth Night or What You Will 22 The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 23 The Merry Wives of Windsor 24 The Tragedy of Troilus and Cressida 25 All s Well That Ends Well _2015_June 26 The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice 27 Measure For Measure 28 The Tragedy of King Lear 29 The Tragedy of Macbeth 30 The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra 31 The Tragedy of Coriolanus 32 Timon of Athens 33 Pericles _2016_Oct 34 Cymbeline 35 The Winter s Tale 36 The Tempest _2017_July 37 The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth Previous review The Once and Future King T.H White s Arthurian fantasy Random review King John Wm.ShakespeareNext review Understanding Power Noam ChomskyPrevious library review Verbivoracious Festschrift Vol 3 The SyllabusNext library review Shakespeare The world as stage Bill Bryson


  5. Manny Manny says:

    Celebrity Death Match Special The Complete Works of Shakespeare versus Deep LearningUbergeek Andrej Karpathy had the bright idea of training a recurrent neural network on the complete works of Shakespeare It produces remarkably good output for an algorithm which not only knows nothing about Shakespeare, but can t even tell a noun from a verb Here is the first of the two samples he gives PANDARUS Alas, I think he shall be come approached and the dayWhen little srain would be attain d into bein Celebrity Death Match Special The Complete Works of Shakespeare versus Deep LearningUbergeek Andrej Karpathy had the bright idea of training a recurrent neural network on the complete works of Shakespeare It produces remarkably good output for an algorithm which not only knows nothing about Shakespeare, but can t even tell a noun from a verb Here is the first of the two samples he gives PANDARUS Alas, I think he shall be come approached and the dayWhen little srain would be attain d into being never fed,And who is but a chain and subjects of his death,I should not sleep.Second Senator They are away this miseries, produced upon my soul,Breaking and strongly should be buried, when I perishThe earth and thoughts of many states.DUKE VINCENTIO Well, your wit is in the care of side and that.Second Lord They would be ruled after this chamber, andmy fair nues begun out of the fact, to be conveyed,Whose noble souls I ll have the heart of the wars.Clown Come, sir, I will make did behold your worship.VIOLA I ll drink it.____________________The Karpathy article is excellent, and if you re at all geeky yourself I strongly recommend looking at it The examples are impressive the random Shakespeare is good, but the random algebraic geometry and random Linux kernel code are even better


  6. Vanessa J. Vanessa J. says:

    It all ended so fast I feel like it s just January, but look at the calendar it s December You surely remember earlier in the year when I said I had put a challenge for myself This was the Shakespeare Challenge, in which I had to read all the works known by William Shakespeare Guess what I finally read them all It started in January I was bored and I didn t know what to read One day I went to the library and checked out a book that contained 4 of Shakespeare s best plays I read it It all ended so fast I feel like it s just January, but look at the calendar it s December You surely remember earlier in the year when I said I had put a challenge for myself This was the Shakespeare Challenge, in which I had to read all the works known by William Shakespeare Guess what I finally read them all It started in January I was bored and I didn t know what to read One day I went to the library and checked out a book that contained 4 of Shakespeare s best plays I read it and soon after I told myself I needed to readof his works Thus, I got another book The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 11 months after, I finally managed to read them all.The task of reading Shakespeare s works was not as difficult or tedious as it seems to be It took me long because I was most of the time busy and didn t have time to read, so I read them in between classes and studying To my surprise, I loved some of the plays, others disturbed me, and others made me laugh out loud.The first plays I read were the most popular ones, and were the ones I enjoyes the most The tragedies worked better for me than the comedies, with the exception of Romeo and Juliet, which I did not despise but didn t love either My favourite ones are probably Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and A Midsummer s Night Dream.About the historical plays, I can say they were harder to read because the tone wasserious and they were not meant to entertain, but they were worth reading all the same I think the best ones here were the ones about Richard II and III.As for the poems, they were good too They were beautiful, and this is said by someone who is not used to read poetry.I tell you, this challenge is one of the best I ve put to myself For next year, I m not sure if I ll putaside the Goodreads one because of my studies, but I certainly will readclassics for example something by Jane Austen


  7. midnightfaerie midnightfaerie says:

    I understand now why I have such a hard time reading Shakespeare It s not that it s hard to understand There are enough translations and self help guides to get you through the plot of any of the plays And once I started reading and translating, I started to get the hang of it, and had fewer words and phrases that I had to look up No, it s not that Simply put, it s a play, and not meant to be read I know there are some who might disagree with me, however, that s my opinion I revel in the I understand now why I have such a hard time reading Shakespeare It s not that it s hard to understand There are enough translations and self help guides to get you through the plot of any of the plays And once I started reading and translating, I started to get the hang of it, and had fewer words and phrases that I had to look up No, it s not that Simply put, it s a play, and not meant to be read I know there are some who might disagree with me, however, that s my opinion I revel in the complacency of description and plays don t have it It is just dialogue There is nothing to tell you infinitely how a character is feeling or what they re thinking There s nothing to tell you how the set looks besides a sometimes small minimalist description There is nothing to tell how a character looks, are they beautiful Are they old Yes, I understand you can infer many of these things from the dialogue which is what you re supposed to do, but to me, there is great room for interpretation, unlike a book, which will describe it for you Also, after doing a little reading on Shakespeare and the republishing of his works, it seems there are many different conflicting sources of original text, which is why you often find various works with different scripts I truly believe that Shakespeare meant these to be seen on stage, not read from a page It s where his genius is best seen and appreciated That being said, I plan to read each play, then watch a movie rendition of each one I would also like to list the reasons here that Shakespeare s works are classics instead of going into the same points repeatedly as I review each work They are classics, I can t dispute it, whether or not I enjoy each individual play or not And I do believe this is the first time that an author has gotten 8 out of 10 of my Definitions for a Classic 1 Longevity He s been around through the ages and I have no doubt we ll be acting out his plays on the moon.2 The magic factor His stories will pull you in every time They focus on the aspects of human nature that we all can relate to, so you care about the outcome of the characters.3 Unique He has an unusual literary style that has made him popular throughout history.4 New Style of Writing Now I m stretching it with this one, I know, because anyone who has studied literature knows Shakespeare wasn t the first to use Iambic Pentameter, however I believe he was the first to make it popular You ask anyone to tell you the first author that comes to mind when you say Iambic Pentameter and they re not going to say Chaucer, they re going to say Shakespeare.5 Huge Following There isn t a person on the planet who doesn t know who Shakespeare is.6 Controversial To say his works are controversial is an understatement The amount of times he s been banned is enough to put him in this category The reasons for his censorship are diverse but range from vulgarity, to sex, to politics, to excessive use of freedom seriously, what does that even mean 7 Underlying themes Underlying themes run rampant throughout his works and offer a wide variety of human conditions Anything from betrayal and love to honour and glory can be seen in his works.8 Substantial Influence Shakespeare has had influence in every aspect of society from helping to shape the English language It s all greek to me and tongue tied said to have added over 1700 words to the English language to politics Dangers of introducing foreign politics into a city


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    19 10 I ve just started a course on Shakespeare through FutureLearn and the first play that we are studying is The Merry Wives of Windsor, which is one I know absolutely nothing about So far, I ve read about three pages, or to the end of scene one and what I understand is that while I can barely understand the language, I can get the general gist of what s going on or at least I think I can There are many instances where God is Got, better is petter, brings is prings, very is fery, good is 19 10 I ve just started a course on Shakespeare through FutureLearn and the first play that we are studying is The Merry Wives of Windsor, which is one I know absolutely nothing about So far, I ve read about three pages, or to the end of scene one and what I understand is that while I can barely understand the language, I can get the general gist of what s going on or at least I think I can There are many instances where God is Got, better is petter, brings is prings, very is fery, good is goot, and w is left off the beginning of a couple of words, all of which makes for confusing and slow reading I think I understand what was being discussed in scene one Shallow has accused Falstaff of assault, breaking and entering and poaching of his deer but it was a little difficult to pull that information out of all those difficult and misspelt words Professor Bate s who is the scholar running the course comment that Elizabethan s weren t concerned with spelling is certainly proven correct by the writing in The Merry Wives of Windsor To be continuedAt the end of act I, scene III I don t understand why Falstaff is trying to woo a pair of married women Is he just being spiteful Or is he delusional enough to really believe that they gave him good eyes To be continued26 10 Well I finished it, mostly thanks to www.sparknotes.com I really had trouble with the language throughout the play and had to refer to SparkNotes at least once a page I could see where the dialogue might be funny, but I think it might work better as an acted out play rather than a read one I feel like I would have enjoyed The Merry Wives of Windsor a lotif I had been able to imagine what was happening in the scene better.Our next play to study is A Midsummer Night s Dream This is one of the plays I studied at school, I think I was in year 10 literature, so about 16 I remember enjoying it and the movie with Calista Flockhart and Kevin Kline, also the Balanchine ballet I think I might have to make a concerted effort to get my hands on one or both of these, watching the action really does help my comprehension of the dialogue To be continued31 10 A Midsummer Night s Dream was an easier and muchhumourous read Having read it before and seen the 1999 movie surely made a difference and Yay I ve managed to download rent that same movie through my pay tv service A movie of this week s play, Henry V, is provingdifficult to acquire No luck with my pay tv service, iTunes, Hoyts Kiosk, or my library system.I ve heard the quoteOnceunto the breach, my dear friends many times but had no idea it was Shakespeare s words that I was hearing, or a paraphrased version of it, from sources as diverse as Star Trek to every day use around the office To be continuedPopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge A Play


  9. Sookie Sookie says:

    Othello 06 Nov 2016 5 King Lear 08 Nov 2016 5 Romeo and Juliet 06 Nov 2016 3 The Tempest 21 Dec 2016 3 Richard II 21 Jan 2017 3 Henry IV 10 Jun 2017 5 Othello 06 Nov 2016 5 King Lear 08 Nov 2016 5 Romeo and Juliet 06 Nov 2016 3 The Tempest 21 Dec 2016 3 Richard II 21 Jan 2017 3 Henry IV 10 Jun 2017 5


  10. Alexxy Alexxy says:

    Read so far The Tempest The Two Gentlemen of Verona 3 StarsIt s been a while seen I ve read Shakespeare Was this one easier, or had I gotten better at old timey English


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About the Author: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare baptised April was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of plays, sonnets, The Complete PDF/EPUB ² two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performedoften than those of any other playwrightShakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s DayAt the age of he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between and he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around , where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by othersShakespeare produced most of his known work between and His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about , including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in , two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare sShakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the worldAccording to historians, Shakespeare wrote plays and sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was plays a year since he first started writing in There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.