What lines by Shakespeare have you memorized to quote in front of insolent multitudes to appear intellectuozy.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
>I may chance have some odd quirks and remnants of wit broken on me,
because I have railed so long against marriage: but doth not the appetite alter? a man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age. Shall quips and sentences and these paper bullets of the brain awe a man from the career of his humour?
Just seems so eloquent.
But to the girdle do the gods inherit. Beneath is all the fiends. There's Hell, there's darkness, there's the sulfurous pit. Burning, scalding, stench, consumption; fie, fie, fie, pah, pah! Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination. There's money in it for you.
Tomorrow in the battle think on me
Fall your sword and despair
Alas! Poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio. He was a fellow of INFINITE JEST®, A NOVEL BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE (1996), of most excellent fancy.
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
For the angel of death spread his wings on the blast,
and breathed in the face of the foe as he passed,
and the eyes of sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
and but once heaved and forever grew still.
I'm working on this one....from memory:
Shall i compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate
Rough Winds do shake the darling Buds of May
And summer's Lease hath all too short a date
Some times too hot the eye of heaven shines
And often is his gold complexion dimmed
By chance or nature's course untrimmed
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that thou ownst
Nor shall the devil brag thou wanderst in his shade
For as long as men can breathe, and eyes can see
I lose it there but I'm working...
I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But none such roses see I in her cheeks
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my lady reeks
Might not be exact as I am a drunk, bitter cynic alone on Valentine's day.
I know the first half of Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy.
Also Coriolanus' banishment monologue, Prince Hal's 'imitate the sun,' soliloquy, Edmund's soliloquy in Lear, Puck's closing monologue, and Macbeth's 'tomorrow' speech. Shit man, I know a lot of Shakespeare! I suppose being a literature/theatre type will make me insufferable at dinner parties.
i have two "seemingly" patrician friends who prefer film to reading.
one of them i suppose i'll give a pass, but the other i KNOW has not read enough to make this ignorant assertion.
to add insult to injury, they both think Shakespeare sucks and is not necessary for school.
are they just faggots? i didnt expect such philistinism from them.
They're probably dumb. Shakespeare isn't hard to understand you just have to get the little words. If they don't have the patience for that they're probably pretty simple or ignorant.
It's not that, they understand it fine. They're pretty intelligent creatures. One of them is not as smart as he thinks, though.
They don't think it's interesting nor entertaining. They think he's overrated to the point of not being that influential.
I think they underestimate how plebby of an opinion that is.
I don't understand, it's immensely poetic and simply fun to read.
I'm going to call them out next time, because one of them should certainly know better. You don't have to love Billy Shakes but you should understand his damned importance.
Have they read other Elizabethan literature? Or at least understand the historical context behind his work? If not their opinions are uninformed and invalid and you should grill their dumb asses on it. Srsly film as a medium needs less idiots.