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Welcome back persephone. You'll be finding a lot of new features and of course miss some old ones too.  Enjoy. ........
persephone1 wrote:

Hello, I used to frequent these boards quite a bit when they were University, and now I am back, had to open a new account, but glad to be back.

 

I've always found myself going back to Shakespeare time and again.  I actually have the Complete Works, B&N special bound edition, which I refer to from time to time.  That is where I'm reading The Winter's Tale at present. 

 

Thank you for upstarting or reinvigorating the Shakespeare club.  Here's to the second time being the lucky charm.


 

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Hey everyone! My name is Lexi, and I'm gonna try to join you all in February for the disscussion of Othello. I just bought the book the other day, and heard it was a good book, so I thought I'd get it, read it, then disscuss it. Hope I can read it before the disscussion begins so I can join you!
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Hello - I haven't read Shakespeare since my college days a long, long time ago and am excited to do this just because I want to - not because it's required.  Looking forward to learning a lot!  Connie
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rose86 wrote:
I'm Rose, a retired teacher .  I haven't read Shakespeare since college, but thought I would give it a go!

 

Welcome, Rose!  Shakespeare is timeless, as you know, so you can pick him back up at any time.  EnJOY!
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persephone1 wrote:

Hello, I used to frequent these boards quite a bit when they were University, and now I am back, had to open a new account, but glad to be back.

 

I've always found myself going back to Shakespeare time and again.  I actually have the Complete Works, B&N special bound edition, which I refer to from time to time.  That is where I'm reading The Winter's Tale at present. 

 

Thank you for upstarting or reinvigorating the Shakespeare club.  Here's to the second time being the lucky charm.


 

Welcome (back), persepehone!  We have a lively core group.  Many of them are currently splitting their time between here and the Classics Club where we're doing a special activity for the first few months of the year--we're reading alongside the Masterpiece Classics series on PBS.  You might see a little lighter activity here than normal because of that, but folks are around! 
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lexi-bear wrote:
Hey everyone! My name is Lexi, and I'm gonna try to join you all in February for the disscussion of Othello. I just bought the book the other day, and heard it was a good book, so I thought I'd get it, read it, then disscuss it. Hope I can read it before the disscussion begins so I can join you!

 

Welcome, Lexi!  Othello ought to be a hoot to discuss next month!  Glad to have you with us!
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ConniePaige wrote:
Hello - I haven't read Shakespeare since my college days a long, long time ago and am excited to do this just because I want to - not because it's required.  Looking forward to learning a lot!  Connie

 

Welcome, Connie!  And just think--no tests or papers!  I hope you enjoy the club. 

 

 

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I am new to this, although I did enjoy the University several years ago. 

 

I am looking forward to enriching my knowledge of Shakespeare through these discussions!    

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crossedcanoes wrote:

I am new to this, although I did enjoy the University several years ago. 

 

I am looking forward to enriching my knowledge of Shakespeare through these discussions!    


 

Welcome, crossedcanoes!
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  I am a young professional women who is a practicing Massage Therapist in the NH area.
I grew up loving Shakspeare and had read the complete works by the time I graduated high school and still continue to read his works. I actually studied and acted some of Shakespeare's plays in high schoo! I am a Shakespeareaholic. I find it frustrating that so many people do not take the time  to understand the language in Shakespeare. Which makes me sad because they do not know what they are missing. That is one of the reasons I love Shakespeare so much is that you have to think about what he is saying.  I love all the writings of William Shakespeare(yes even the Sonnets)! I do like producations of the plays to stick to the main story line. Yet, I do like the Romeo & Juliet that stars Leonardo DiCapro and Clare Dane(1996). It gives the story an appeal to some people who would otherwise not watch it. 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
ConnieK wrote:

Hello, Readers!

 

BN.com is reinvigorating the Shakespeare Book Club, and as the new moderator of the club, I'd like to hear from you.

 

Please use this thread to introduce yourself to me and the group.  What is your interest in Shakespeare?  What is your background in the bard? Are you a new reader?  An aficionado?  Involved in dramatic productions of the plays?  A dedicated reader still confused by the language?  Someone who adores Shakespeare's sonnets?  Let us know!

 

~ConnieK

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Hi, I'm Chris, otherwise known as maxcat. I've just gotten into reading some Shakespeare lately and I want to read " The Tempest ". That's next on my list. I do have difficulty with the language but use Sparknotes online as it has the original text with the modern version next to it. Now if only my high school had this back then when we had to read Shakespeare.
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Hi All,

 

My name is Amit.  I'm going to try and keep up with reading Othello this month.  I haven't read Shakespeare for about 10 years, hopefully I'm not too rusty!

 

Amit

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Viola25 wrote:
  I am a young professional women who is a practicing Massage Therapist in the NH area.
I grew up loving Shakspeare and had read the complete works by the time I graduated high school and still continue to read his works. I actually studied and acted some of Shakespeare's plays in high schoo! I am a Shakespeareaholic. I find it frustrating that so many people do not take the time  to understand the language in Shakespeare. Which makes me sad because they do not know what they are missing. That is one of the reasons I love Shakespeare so much is that you have to think about what he is saying.  I love all the writings of William Shakespeare(yes even the Sonnets)! I do like producations of the plays to stick to the main story line. Yet, I do like the Romeo & Juliet that stars Leonardo DiCapro and Clare Dane(1996). It gives the story an appeal to some people who would otherwise not watch it. 

Welcome, Viola!  Shakespeare and massage?  Hmm.  Now, there's a combination many of our members might find tempting!  :smileyhappy:

 

 

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maxcat wrote:
Hi, I'm Chris, otherwise known as maxcat. I've just gotten into reading some Shakespeare lately and I want to read " The Tempest ". That's next on my list. I do have difficulty with the language but use Sparknotes online as it has the original text with the modern version next to it. Now if only my high school had this back then when we had to read Shakespeare.

 

Welcome to Shakespeare, maxcat! 
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AmitJ wrote:

Hi All,

 

My name is Amit.  I'm going to try and keep up with reading Othello this month.  I haven't read Shakespeare for about 10 years, hopefully I'm not too rusty!

 

Amit


 

Welcome, Amit!  I'm sure you'll find your reading ability and appreciation come back as you sink into that lovely language once again.
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I live in Wisconsin. I am 66 and working in ministry. I have liked Shakespeare since high school days. I try to see one or two of his plays each year, wherever I can find them. I have even been at the Globe in London, which was exciting, coupled with a "Shakespeare Walking Tour"  I can get confused by the language, but it seldom makes me lose track of the action. But history and background information is always helpful. I'm looking forward to participating.

 

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oldtom wrote:

I live in Wisconsin. I am 66 and working in ministry. I have liked Shakespeare since high school days. I try to see one or two of his plays each year, wherever I can find them. I have even been at the Globe in London, which was exciting, coupled with a "Shakespeare Walking Tour"  I can get confused by the language, but it seldom makes me lose track of the action. But history and background information is always helpful. I'm looking forward to participating.

 

Tom


 

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Hi,

Umm, this is my first club thingy that I have ever replied to.  I don't fully understand what this club is truly about but what I do know is that I love Shakespeare.  i was hoping this would be a good starting club and it would help me better understand and enjoy Shakespeare even more.  I don't have much experience with his writing since I just started reading his works.  So here goes my reply thing...

 

I am "classically_obsessed" and have a new found love of Shakespeare.  English I, my freshman year in high school, we read Romeo and Juliet.  I fell in love with it immediately.  I have only read As You Like It thus far, along with some of his many sonnets.  We are currently reading Julius Caesar in English II and I find it very intriqueing.  I own the Complete Works of William Shakespeare but I find myself unable to choose a play to read.  I have now read a tragedy, a comedy and a history and I have liked them all so far. 

 

 

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classically_obsessed wrote:

Hi,

Umm, this is my first club thingy that I have ever replied to.  I don't fully understand what this club is truly about but what I do know is that I love Shakespeare.  i was hoping this would be a good starting club and it would help me better understand and enjoy Shakespeare even more.  I don't have much experience with his writing since I just started reading his works.  So here goes my reply thing...

 

I am "classically_obsessed" and have a new found love of Shakespeare.  English I, my freshman year in high school, we read Romeo and Juliet.  I fell in love with it immediately.  I have only read As You Like It thus far, along with some of his many sonnets.  We are currently reading Julius Caesar in English II and I find it very intriqueing.  I own the Complete Works of William Shakespeare but I find myself unable to choose a play to read.  I have now read a tragedy, a comedy and a history and I have liked them all so far. 

 

 


 

Welcome, obsessed!  We're glad to have you here.  We typically read and talk about 1 play per month.  In March, we're focusing on Twelfth Night.  We did Julius Caesar last fall, but the threads are all still here, so you're welcome to read through them and add comments if you like.  People read new comments on the older threads all the time, and many will add to what you say.

 

I hope you enjoy your exploration of Shakespeare!

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This is my maiden voyage into online groups. Not sure how this works. And what is a
"tag"?

 

Shakespeare's plays have been an important part of my life since I first was introduced to them by a high school English teacher to whom I've always been grateful. It was Julius Caesar and since then I've seen many, many productions of the plays. I've also had the opportunity to read and study them in the US and England. I would be happy to discuss the plays with other afficionados.

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