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Title: Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Agua on May 27, 2003, 02:15:54 PM
my vote goes to lear. the tempest is second.


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Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: TheSheriff on May 27, 2003, 02:20:58 PM
Drama? Well, the Tempest is a comedy drama, so okey.

My faves are Richard II (I wasted time, and now time doth waste me) and Othello.
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Agua on May 27, 2003, 02:31:23 PM
Drama? Well, the Tempest is a comedy drama, so okey.


shakespeare's dramas = tragedies (King Lear, Macbeth, Othello...), comedies (As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice...) & history plays (Richard II & III...)

As for The Tempest, it's not a comedy but a romance.
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: TheSheriff on May 27, 2003, 02:44:53 PM
I'm going by the Oxford method. Admittedly, Oxford finds Cymbeline and Troilus&Cressida difficult to class.

fave comedy=tempest/midsummer's night's dream
fave tragedy=julius caesar
fave history=Richard II
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: DOC. da G.P.T...[METS][REX/MaB] on May 27, 2003, 03:25:57 PM
midnight dream or somethin' like that...i like that one....
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Don Jacob on May 27, 2003, 03:38:20 PM
y'all do know that he basically ripped off the greek myths
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: TheSheriff on May 27, 2003, 04:22:29 PM
y'all do know that he basically ripped off the greek myths

And?
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Don Jacob on May 27, 2003, 06:03:28 PM
it's hard to give him THAT much credit when every thing is just carbon copies from greek myths with a european modification, kinda like the most recent romeo and juliet movie with leonardo decaprio
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: TheSheriff on May 27, 2003, 06:14:33 PM
it's hard to give him THAT much credit when every thing is just carbon copies from greek myths with a european modification, kinda like the most recent romeo and juliet movie with leonardo decaprio

Did I ever say he was the greatest plotter ever? I love his language. And anyway, the vast majority of famous writers steal their ideas.
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Jay ay Beee on May 28, 2003, 05:38:48 AM
For God's sake everyone is influenced by their peers - I wouldn't call it 'ripped off'.

Othello is my favourite - I went to see that a while back - really good play.
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: HHH on May 28, 2003, 05:43:21 AM
macbeth  ;D
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Don Rizzle on May 28, 2003, 09:04:38 AM
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Posted by: Don Jacob Corleone  Posted on: Today at 03:03:28am  
it's hard to give him THAT much credit when every thing is just carbon copies from greek myths with a european modification
last time i checked greece is in europe
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Immortal on May 28, 2003, 09:59:20 AM
i'd have to go with Macbeth...even the movie was interesting.
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: mauzip on May 28, 2003, 04:03:59 PM
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Posted by: Don Jacob Corleone  Posted on: Today at 03:03:28am  
it's hard to give him THAT much credit when every thing is just carbon copies from greek myths with a european modification
last time i checked greece is in europe

everybody knows greece is in africa
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Quakaveli on May 28, 2003, 06:48:44 PM
i'd have to go with Macbeth...even the movie was interesting.

didnt see all of the movie tho  :-\
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: DaSchizophrenic1 on May 28, 2003, 06:59:40 PM
JULIUS CAESER 8)
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Jay ay Beee on May 28, 2003, 07:42:03 PM
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Posted by: Don Jacob Corleone  Posted on: Today at 03:03:28am  
it's hard to give him THAT much credit when every thing is just carbon copies from greek myths with a european modification
last time i checked greece is in europe

everybody knows greece is in africa

Seriously hoping Mauzip was joking.....
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: CharlieBrown on May 29, 2003, 12:18:52 PM
The Tempest, not a big Shakespeare fan but i think The Tempest is a great play and a very good farewell piece to the Theatre by Shakespeare.
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: I TO DA GEEZY on May 29, 2003, 10:48:34 PM
Macbeth<< AIn' no doubt about it....
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Quakaveli on May 30, 2003, 03:33:40 PM
man they had us read this foos shit in hi skool i didnt understand 1 word the fucker was talkin bout he be on sum thou thai mustent shit man wtf kinda english is that that foo sucks man exsept for dat romeo n juliet shit that be sum pimp shit

LMAO...what a dumbshit :D
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Quakaveli on May 30, 2003, 04:06:10 PM
 dont talk to me :-X

lmao ::)
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: Jay ay Beee on May 30, 2003, 09:09:25 PM
wtf kinda english is that that foo sucks man

LoL

Who is this dick?
Title: Re:Best drama by Shakespeare
Post by: TheSheriff on May 31, 2003, 09:35:37 AM
I delted his posts, but that last post he made was HILARIOUS...