Shakespearean NerdFighters


Shakespearean NerdFighters

For NerdFighters who are generally interested in Shakespeare.

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Latest Activity: May 16, 2014

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Romeo and Juliet: Glorifying Suicide? 2 Replies

So in my Advanced Shakespeare class, we briefly mentioned Romeo and Juliet while in the process of our current project (Editing and modernizing The Merry Wives of Windsor). It was said Romeo and…Continue

Tags: genre, tragedy, suicide, juliet, romeo

Started by Abigail Cosgriff. Last reply by Abigail Cosgriff Oct 7, 2012.

Shakespearean Vlog/Collab Channel? 4 Replies

Verily, is there any place on the world wide web outside of academia where Shakespearean nerds can revel in delightful, sarcastic, geeky, shocking, and heartwarming discussions/reviews/jokes/parodies…Continue

Started by Hannah Merrill. Last reply by J May 12, 2012.

What's your favorite play? 17 Replies

Tell everyone your favorite play and why! I do love comedies like As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing, but in truth the tragedies are funnier!  Well, they are when the Reduced Shakespeare…Continue

Started by Anna C.. Last reply by J May 12, 2012.

Shakespeare's sonnets 7 Replies

You can leave your favorite sonnet if you like, but I have one in particular on my mind.Sonnet 20. It's caused a lot of discussion about Shakespeare's sexuality. To read the sonnet if your not…Continue

Tags: opinions, sexuality, sonnets, Shakespeare

Started by Katie Rose. Last reply by Sam Shady Dec 14, 2011.

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Comment by Abigail Cosgriff on October 4, 2012 at 5:05pm

Michi, I do! But I'm really looking forward to it!

Comment by Michi Noel on September 27, 2012 at 6:39pm

Abigail, oh, you're absolutely right. Knowing the background and personality of one who dabbles in the arts is crucial when attempting to recreate their works. I agree that, with this thinking, you're on the right path. ^^ Although, I had no idea how many pieces Shakespeare had actually written! Ohmygosh there are so many!! You certainly have your work cut out for you. :u

Comment by Abigail Cosgriff on September 27, 2012 at 5:04pm

Michi, it really is! So far we've read my favorite two plays (Taming of the Shrew and Titus Adronicus, though Merry Wives of Windsor is running up there now) and starting next week we're starting a modern rewrite of Merry Wives. I'm so excited! I think learning so much about Shakespeare and how to read him will let me really learn how to perform/showcase him.

Comment by Michi Noel on September 26, 2012 at 9:34pm

Abigail, that's incredible! I bet that will be fascinating, one heck of an adventure. c:

Comment by Abigail Cosgriff on September 26, 2012 at 9:05pm

Tackling an Advance Shakespeare class this semester for my English degree and am hoping to do a Shakespeare play in the next couple of years when I start my theater degree. Gotta love the Bard <3

Comment by Erin R Davis on January 26, 2012 at 5:57pm

"Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves that we are underlings.
Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that 'Caesar'?
Why should that name be sounded more than yours?
Write them together, yours is as fair a name;
Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well;
Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with 'em,
'Brutus' will start a spirit as soon as 'Caesar.'"


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