Renaissance playwright who has been ruined by English [teachers] and academics who insist on over-analyzing his plays and sonnets.
Shakespeare wrote Hamlet to be ENJOYED not ripped apart in Lit class until it has no more meaning.
William Shakespeare was a brilliant playwright who's works are the cause of constant bitching from people either too stupid to understand them, or too lazy to bother to try.
His most famous works being: Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello. Which deal with (respectively): A depressed goth kid, Assassinating leaders, and interracial sex...if this isn't relevant to modern times I don't know what is.
OoooMGGGGGGG Shakespeare was the reason I H8ed english class!!!!!!11111111111111111
History's greatest playwright, and one of the greatest poets.
He used English like Hendrix used the guitar.
Just get an annotated version of one of Shakespeare's works if you can't understand it.
Undeniably the most influential man in the porno industry. By altering many of the titles from his thirty-seven plays, the Shakespearean theme in the bedroom--or anywhere else for that matter--has been an immediate success, beginning with 'The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo and Juliet' (1969). Other raunchy adaptations of the famous bard's work consist of titles like: A Midsummer Night's Cream, A Midsummer's Wet Dream, A Midsummer Night's Creampie, King Rear, Loves Labia Licked, Hardcore Lady Macbeth, In The Flesh (an adaptation of Macbeth), Measure for Measure (involving two gay department store salesmen), The Taming of the Screw, Titties Andronicus, Ebony Andronicus, Much Ado About Nuttin', Two Gentlemen DO Verona, Two Gentlemen IN Verona, Two Gentlemen In Each Other, The Merchant of Penis, Penis and Adonis, The Merry Whores of Windsor, The Merry Wives of Bukkake, The Tragedy of Julius Creamer, Julius' Semen, As You Like It... Over and Over, As You Lick It, The Best Part of Henry VI, Anal Laments: Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Julian, Hamlet's Hoe, Hamlet Gets a Handjob, X Hamlet, Twelfth Night of Sodomy, Measure for Pleasure, Othelia/The Whore of Venice Beach, Othello: Dangerous Desire, Alls Well When Swallowed Well, The Rape of Lucrecia, The Rape of Lucy, The Rape of Luke (disputable), The Temptress, The Two Horny Kinsman, Shannon Does Shakespeare, and The Sodomy of Cleopatra. These titles can be located on various sites, like IMDB.com, Radosh.net, and Panopticist.com for the release dates, etc. In 2001, the 'Bardcore' films were nominated for 10 Adult Video News Awards, including a best actress nomination for the porn legend Nina Hartley, as Titania. Amherst Professor Richard Burt is one of the most notable scholars studying Shakespeare-riffed porn--see richardburt.org for more information. And although the notorious poet is long since departed, his influences in the Porn Industry will not soon be forgotten--especially to those of us who enjoy masturbating to orgasmic shouts of Juliet in a horrible, yet fitting, Early Modern English accent. After all, it was Shakespeare who said it best: “making the beast with two backs” (Othello, I, i).
"The only other glimpse of [Shakespeare] comes when [Othello] wonders how [Cassio] got hold of [Desdimona’s] strawberry-spotted handkerchief. Or, in this version, her leopard-print thong." -Richard Burt
"Finally, an adaptation of The [Taming of the Shrew] for everyone who thought Ten Things I Hate About You was too cleverly written." -RB
"[Shakespeare] left the explicit sex out of his version, but you can imagine he’d approve of, for example, [Lady Macbeth’s] leather-dom style and [Banquo’s] ghost presiding over an hallucinatory orgy." -RB
"[Montagues] don’t fall in love with [Capulets], they just have sex with them." -RB
“'My heart is [Montague],' explains [Mercutio], 'but my prick is nonpartisan.'” -RB
One of histories first signs of [emo].
Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not,
When I against myself with thee partake?
Do I not think on thee, when I forgot
Am of myself, all tyrant, for thy sake?
Who hateth thee that I do call my friend?
On whom frown'st thou that I do fawn upon?
Nay, if thou lour'st on me, do I not spend
Revenge upon myself with present moan?
What merit do I in myself respect,
That is so proud thy service to despise,
When all my best doth worship thy defect,
Commanded by the motion of thine eyes?
But, love, hate on, for now I know thy mind;
Those that can see thou lovest, and I am blind.
A method of torture used by English teachers on their students for their own sick amusment and the cause of a surge of sparknotes.com users
did the teach give you shakespeare too?!
A guy who wrote good plays that confuses the hell out of amerians
"what the f*ck does Sonnet 36 mean? and what about 1-154?"
A writer of plays. He basically wrote plays to entertain people. He did not do it to show off his Iambic Pentameter, or what ever it is called. He did not write them to show off his grammer, he did not write them to show off his use of adjectives, and he sure as heck did not write them to show off his, and point out his use of phrases.
He wrote them to entertain the masses. That is all. He wrote them like a artist makes a movie. When we see a movie, do most of us look at the plot or do we examine the use of words and scenary to find out why a part makes us feel "sad"?
Most of the information we learn from English class about the use of phrases and words is just the complicating a natural feeling. The raping and ripping appart of his writings is a reason many students do not grow a appreciation of him and his work. As a matter of fact, many students grow a deep disgust, and sometimes hatreof him and his work.
ps. His work does relate to modern times. ex. Revenge in some of his plays.
student: I HATE Shakespeare!!!!!!!
Parent: Relax, you only hate him because of how the school ruins his work......
(Forgive me of my spelling in this.)
A poet, playwright and actor. Not a bard, as bards played musical instruments and were assholes. Also arguably the first emo fag who wrote poetry like a motherfucker.
"Williiam shakespeare was the greatest PLAY WRITERS of all time."
v. \ˈshāk-ˌspir\ To invent, or otherwise put a new word into practice.
Dude, I just shakespeared the word lesbianesque!