I want to invite a woman (via letter) I like out on a date to see a Shakespearean play later this month. I want it to read somewhat like the general language used in his writings, but also instantly understandable to someone not very familiar with his plays and/or language. If someone could point me to a resource to help out or if you're willing to rewrite it yourself, I'd be very thankful. [more inside]
What is the funniest scene in a Shakespeare play? [more inside]
Which King Lear should I read, Q or F? [more inside]
Where to eat before an evening performance at Shakespeare's Globe in London? [more inside]
Help me find more non-purist adaptations of Shakespeare's plays in books and film, please. Caveat postor: they need to actually be good. [more inside]
HighSchoolTwelfthNightProductionFilter: Help me set some Shakespearean songs to 1920's dixieland jazz melodies. [more inside]
Can you recommend any good print editions of Shakespeare in non-modernized orthography, priced for regular folks (not university libraries)? [more inside]
Secret Santa filter!!! What to get a co-worker for her secret santa present? Shakespeare related gift required. Price preferably around $30 AUD [more inside]
What are some good (relatively) obscure monologues from Shakespeare? [more inside]
What will help me appreciate Shakespeare? [more inside]
Which characters from Shakespeare's plays do the party leaders in the Canadian federal election resemble most?
Which characters from Shakespeare's plays do the party leaders in the Canadian federal election resemble most? [more inside]
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Halloween is fast approaching and I need help creating some apothecary style props from the Bard's well known witches chant based on the introduction to That Scottish Play. Most of my audience isn't going to remember much past "eye of newt and toe of frog" but being a geek about details I'd like to try to create a tableaux of the entire contents of that cauldron. [more inside]
Please recommend me some good commentary on Shakespeare's sonnets and tell me why you like it. [more inside]
Is it worth the time and effort to read the complete works of Shakespeare? [more inside]
I've never really known what to make of Fortinbras in Hamlet. Do you know of any good explanations of his purpose in the play? [more inside]
ShakespeareFilter: I'm trying to find a book--or something similar to it--that a classmate loaned to me briefly a few months back. Briefly, it had all of Shakespeare's plays with charts showing which scenes each character appeared in and the total number of lines each had. My classmate can't remember the author or title, so I'm stuck throwing this vague question out to the general public. Does anyone know where I can find something along these lines?
Please help me find the gods and goddesses of Revenge and Vengeance in Greek theatre, Shakespearean theatre, as well as popular movies (mainly Oldboy and Titus Andronicus). [more inside]
Productions of Hamlet in which an additional character dies unexpectedly? (spoilers for a 400-year-old play and modern productions) [more inside]
I have a rubbing from Shakespeare's grave slab. I'm trying to figure out if it is potentially worth enough to bother with an appraisal ($150 I think) or just guess a price and sell it. [more inside]
Does anybody have ideas about how to teach 'Julius Caesar' to 10th graders? [more inside]
I feel like I've seen a drawing of William Shakespeare (in the style of the traditional "plates") doing the Uncle Sam Wants YOU! Pose. Did I imagine this, or can someone help me find it? I have Googled, but apparently our fu is weak. That, or I am imagining this. Thanks.
Say you're doing a production of Merry Wives of Windsor and you've gotten to Act III, Scene 3. Now ask yourself, where are you going to find a buck basket? [more inside]
Searching for an understandable snippet of Shakespeare. [more inside]
Fontfilter: What's the font used in Shakespeare's First Folio? [more inside]
I would like to read a good text that helps you interpret Shakepeare's plays. Specifically, I'd like to get help tackling Hamlet. Any recommendations? [more inside]
When did directors of plays and operas start the practice of overtly imposing their own visual interpretation of the play at the expense of the stage direction of the author? These days if you go to see a Shakespeare play, it's even odds that it's set in modern times, or the early 20th century, or what have you. Were there 19th century (or earlier!) productions of Shakespeare that set his plays in what were then "modern times"? At what point did staging old plays become just as much about the director's vision as the playwright's?
Who prints the nicest editions of individual Shakespeare plays? [more inside]
My mentor makes unhelpful negative comments when I ask questions, and gets snippy when I don't do as she suggests. What can I do? [more inside]
I'm looking for a list of Shakespeare's plays in chronological order -- in historical rather than production order. Beginning with the Roman plays right through the British histories ... [more inside]
Where to acquire a video of Acting Shakespeare by Ian McKellan [more inside]
Shakespeare/Elizabethan History Filter: I am writing a story set within As You Like It. [more inside]
I want Shakespeare in a compact-format, multi-volume edition. [more inside]
How can I convert a modern English speech into Shakespearean English, quickly and easily? [more inside]
I'm looking for audio of Peter Schickele's (also known as "P.D.Q. Bach") hilarious "Songs from Shakespeare"... Right now, I've got a cassette of its 1990 performance for Garrison Keillor's "American Radio Company: The First Season," but I'd like it on CD or MP3. (Is video even available??) Thanks in advance for all your help!!
Shakespearefilter. One of my vices is collecting productions of Shakespeare's plays (particular Hamlet). I recently stumbled across this theatre group who have put two shows up online for download and I was wondering if anyone knew of any others which are available anywhere online. I can't imagine that this is the only group doing this. Ideally I'm looking for those in the canon which are produced less often such as Cymbeline or Measure for Measure hopefully in mp3 format. [more inside]
StoryFinderFilter: Please help me find a short story that describes the homecoming of an older Shakespeare to Anne Hathaway's house. Only Shakespeare isn't Shakespeare, and the wife notices . . . [more inside]
I saw The Merchant of Venice over the weekend and have a question about the legality of Shylock's action. Since the question involves spoilers, it is inside
one of these three caskets the thread. [more inside]
[Can'tSeeTheForestFromTheTreesFilter] I'm trying to recall the author and title of a scifi novel I read a few years ago. [specific details inside] [more inside]
I would like to see all 37 of Shakespears plays (unabridged), what is the easiest, cheapest, way to do this?
I recently found out that Shakespeare based Romeio and Juliet on Arthur Brooke's Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet. What are some other examples of artists (both modern and historical) "borrowing" or "sampling" from other artists? I'm interested in any kind of art: writing, painting, musical composition, etc... [MI] [more inside]
I have an abiding passion for audiobooks (concomitant with my hour or so of daily commuting), and it occurs to me that this would be an ideal way to get over my general Shakespearean illiteracy. Can anyone recommend some good Shakespeare recordings? The more compelling the recommendation, the better.
I'm visiting London in early March and I was wondering if anyone knew any cheap bed only accomodation (under £40) with access for The Shakespeare Globe and Tate Britain. I'll be going Wed/Thurs. I've checked some accomodation websites but they were all a pain to use.
I have a book question. Members of my family have a small collection of old books. These are not first editions, but they all are 100+ year old books. We have a Knight's pictorial edition of the works of William Shakespeare edited by Charles Knight. It's subtitled doubtful plays and biography and dated 1882. Any ideas what this might be or what it may be worth? Any suggestions of websites that sell antique books that I could use as a price guide for old books? [more inside]
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