Share Your Favorite Shakespeare
Romeo, Romeo, where art my Romeo?
"I'm in the balcony, it's cheaper."
Rub a Dub
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:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Out, damned Jehovah's Witness! Out, I say!
"who is this so fair so bright,
would teach yon lamps to burn as bright
er rapturous child, oh natures pet,
who is this girl this Juliette"... Romeo and Juliette
The quality of mercy is not strained
It droppeth like the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.
Tis twice blessed it blesseth him that gives and him that receives
His mightiest in the mightiest
It becomes the enthroned monarch better than his crown
The sceptre shows the force of temporal power that attribute to awe and majesty wherein doth rest the fear and dread of kings
But mercy is above this sceptred sway it is enthroned in the heart of kings
And temporal power doth then show likest god's when mercy seasons justice.
Merchant of Venice
(From memory probably full of mistakes)
I can't say that I really like Shakespeare. Admittedly I have not read much or seen many plays. We had to read Romeo and Juliette and Richard III at school and not long ago I saw the play The Comedy of Errors and I started reading The Two Gentlemen of Verona a while ago but it remains half read. I saw Doctor Faustus (Christopher Marlowe) last summer performed in a large old cemetery which seemed like a great setting and I really enjoyed it.
...Hollow men like horses hot at hand
Make gallant show of the promise of their mettle
Time to endure the bloody spur they drop their crests and like deceitful jades sink in the trial..
Julius Caesar act 4 scene 2
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio then are dreamt of in your philosophy
If love be rough with you, be rough with love.Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.—Give me a case to put my visage in!A visor for a visor.—What care IWhat curious eye doth cote deformities?Here are the beetle brows shall blush for me.
Mercutio was always my favorite. I have forever wished that Romeo stayed out of the fight and let Mercutio finish Tybalt off right then & there, but of course, that scenario preempts the tragic finish.