Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Shakespeare

Bard's Birthday-to-Baptism Blog Hop!
April 23-26, 2011
hosted by What She Read...


What She Read... asks the question...

Which character from William Shakespeare's plays
has most dramatically or lastingly
shaped your thinking and actions?
Why?



I select the couple Romeo and Juliet as I consider them a unit.

Simply because of what they did... for love.

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"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I'll no longer be a Capulet."
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 2.2


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Join in the hop!
or answer the question in comments.


Which character from William Shakespeare's plays
has most dramatically or lastingly
shaped your thinking and actions?
Why?


8 comments:

  1. I had no idea it was his birthday! Thanks for the fun post!

    Excellent question I'm off to ponder.

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  2. I'm still trying to work out what my answer is... it's a tough question! :)

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  3. There's is something about these lines that always stuck with me...

    All the world's a stage and all the men are players.

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  4. Thanks for passing this hop along, and for your response about Romeo and Juliet. The play isn't one of my personal favorites, but after all these centuries the two star-crossed lovers still move us with their reckless-profound passion, I agree.

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  5. Oh, I just love Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing -- to be so hard, and so soft, so clever and so stupid -- I can relate!

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  6. I love the Fool from King Lear, he's so complex a character that I just absolutely love him.

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  7. The Merchant of Venice for me. I thought it was so profound in high school! It still is...

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  8. I simply ADORE Hamlet and Macbeth. (I have to admit I prefer Shakespeare's tragedies.)

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