Thursday, January 05, 2006

Shakespeare


We are starting Shakespeare's Tragedy of Macbeth on Monday. What has been your experience with studying Shakespeare? Have you liked it? Hated it? Slept through it? Acted it? Include all of the plays you can remember studying or seeing in movie form.

15 comments:

JoanneL1 said...

The only time i've ever really studied shakespear was in 9th grade when we did Romeo and Juliet. I would have to say that i really did not enjoy it mainly because it involved acting and a lot of memorization, both of which i'm not very good at. I do like the movie Romeo and Juliet though. Haha

ElliottM3 said...

My experience in studying Shakespeare is quite limited, I studied Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade. We were forced to memorize pointless lines and act out the play, the combination of these two made the Shakespearian experience terrible.

Kevino1 said...

The only thing I remeber about studying Shakespeare is when we were forced into acting out Romeo and Juliet in 9th grade. I still wonder why in the world we did that. It was a terrible story and we shouldn't waste time with any of his writings because it will make us so bored and not like this class.

Adamk1 said...

I do not enjoy studying Shakespeare at all. The writing is hard to understand and has a lot to do with true love and other stuff I dont like to read about. In my opinion we should not study this subject and concentrate on something different.

AndersonS6 said...

I'm not a big Romeo and Juliet fan but some of Shakespeare's other works I don't find that bad.

Maxt6 said...

Sorry about that last post, i am sure you deleted it. Anyways, i dont think shakespeare is that bad, although many of the love stories make me hurt inside because of the many times that my heart has yearned for something as sweet as a Shakespearian Sonnet, but, alas, i always end up with my heart broken and weeping in the corner of my bathroom with a carton of chocolate ice cream.

AshtonH1 said...

My personal experience with Shakespeare dates back to ninth grade where Mrs. B made it almost unbearable to read Romeo and Juliet. However, I did enjoy acting out the skits and found it somewhat interesting to play the role of Mercutio. The plays that I have studied include Romeo and Juliet and Caesar. The plays that I have seen in movie form are Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare in Love.

Addie said...

I've only done the 9th grade english stuff on Shakespeare, and I thought it was okay. This year though I think it will be much different, you never know what to expect from Mrs. C!

bens1 said...

I've actually been interested in shakespeare since elementary school. I really just love his work. His works always contain the most entertaining characters. Mercutio would have to be my favorite but Puck comes a close second.

Rachaelw5 said...

Well we studied Romeo and Juliet in 9th grade, and it was horrible. They pooled the classes together so that there were a lot of people, and then split us into groups. The groups were random, so you were put with people that you weren't friends with, which would have been fine, except for the fact that a lot of people aren't comfortable acting in front of people...especially people they don't know very well or at all.

Mitchell M 6 said...

I agree with Elliott, studying Shakespeare freshman year was pointless. It was a time-filler with several uptight teachers. It was nice to get to hang out with people from other classes though.

charlotteg3 said...

I did not like studying Shakespeare very much, because it took me a while to be able to understand what they were trying to say. I would have to read something twice to fully understand the meaning, but I hope that it will be easier this time.

colet3 said...

I remember acting in A Midsummer Night's Dream in 6th grade at crestline. It was fun because nearly the entire grade was in it, and we weren't forced into participating. I think the J High english teachers took the whole shakespeare thing a little too far. Studying and acting the play is reasonable, but dragging it on for an entire 9 weeks is insane.

Drewf3 said...

I actually enjoy Shakespeare's writings. His comedies are very interesting and genuinely funny, but studying and analyzing every aspect of his work can sometimes be boring. Perhaps we could incorporate his plays/characters into something interesting and fun?

Jonathan Newman said...

Who is this Shakespeare guy y'all keep talking about?