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Who is the greatest Briton  

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  1. 1. Who is the greatest Briton

    • Sir Isaac Newton
    • William Shakespeare

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  • Poll closed on 06/09/2021 at 09:38 AM

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43 minutes ago, Zenobiyl said:

fuck Shakespeare, man ruined my sophomore year English grade.

 

27 minutes ago, Pringles said:

I agree. I'm not very fond of Shakespeares plays either... I remember only liking Macbeth and that was in... AP Lang I believe.

That's because you have teachers that don't know how to teach it and probably don't understand the material. Shakespeare's amazing once it is understandable and when it is taught well. There's a reason he's immortal. 

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5 minutes ago, vcczar said:

 

That's because you have teachers that don't know how to teach it and probably don't understand the material. Shakespeare's amazing once it is understandable and when it is taught well. There's a reason he's immortal. 

Perhaps. I remember my AP Lang teacher telling me that Shakespeare is really meant to be seen, and not to be read. So I recall a field trip Junior year to see Macbeth. (Perhaps why I like Macbeth as the only play of Shakespeare.)

I remember reading a Midsummers Night Dream though and I absolutely hated it haha. 

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12 minutes ago, Pringles said:

Perhaps. I remember my AP Lang teacher telling me that Shakespeare is really meant to be seen, and not to be read. So I recall a field trip Junior year to see Macbeth. (Perhaps why I like Macbeth as the only play of Shakespeare.)

I remember reading a Midsummers Night Dream though and I absolutely hated it haha. 

I think he's meant to be both read and seen. However, the purpose of the plays was to be seen. Shakespeare didn't expect his plays to be read when he wrote them. 

My favorite play is King Lear. Shakespeare's tragedies and histories are better than his comedies, primarily because humor changes with time while what is tragic is always tragic. 

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1 minute ago, vcczar said:

I think he's meant to be both read and seen. However, the purpose of the plays was to be seen. Shakespeare didn't expect his plays to be read when he wrote them. 

My favorite play is King Lear. Shakespeare's tragedies and histories are better than his comedies, primarily because humor changes with time while what is tragic is always tragic. 

Yeah I agree. King Lear is pretty good. Tragedies always make for better stories anyways when it comes to this sort of thing in my opinion. 

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