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And no, it's not "to be, or not to be."

I'm thinking of dedicating the month of June to daily posts dedicated to the Bard. (Not that I won't post other things as well, but it'd be more like it was 'round here during National Poetry Month, with a guaranteed dose of the Bard each day, plus whatever book reviews and other tidbits I manage to pull together).

So the question is this: are you inclined to brush up your Shakespeare? Please let me know in the comments.

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beckylevine
May. 12th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
LOVE Shakespeare! Go for it. :)
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Going!
boreal_owl
May. 12th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
Verily, it pleaseth me much. :-)
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Forsooth, I shall post it then.
redheadedali
May. 12th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Shakespeare FTW!
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
reginaclarejane
May. 12th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Oh, I would love that, Kelly!
Please do!
:)
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Will do.
arialas
May. 12th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
Yes!
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
:)
tessagratton
May. 12th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Yay Shakespeare! My favorite!!!
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
God I love your icon. I know I've said that before, but still . . . I saw some of the other comics from that, so I know he's one of God's finger puppets there. Too damn funny.

tessagratton
May. 12th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
This icon makes me laugh every single time I see it. I'm totally with you.
jessica_shea
May. 12th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
Yay! Yes, I would love that.
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Will do!
annemariepace
May. 12th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
I just made my son check out the Manga Hamlet from the library. What's not for him to love?

So yeah, I'd read.
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
*wonders how Manga Hamlet is, and if it differs from the Ethan Hawke movie version at all*
brennayovanoff
May. 12th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
I, for one, am *very* much inclined toward Shakespeare!
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
Me too - I'm pleased to have company!
pickledherring
May. 12th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Oooh, I love it! Yes, please!
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Done!
reneesweet
May. 12th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
I super-heart Shakespeare. Will you only be posting about his poetry or his plays as well? Hamlet's one of my all time faves but there are so many of his to fall in love with.
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Plays as well as poetry. Really, all of his work is a form of poetry, between the blank verse and poems and songs . . .
sarahcross
May. 12th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Anything but R&J, and I am so there. ;D
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Given my perverse nature, that makes me want to post about R&J. But were I to do so, it wouldn't be to swoon over the beautiful romance - I mean, yeesh - fickle much, Romeo? To say nothing of the underagedness of it. Or the fact that it takes place in, like, 5 days.
sarahcross
May. 12th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
I think I could stomach that. ;)
robinellen
May. 12th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
I always enjoy Shakespeare, I do believe :)
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Me too. I'm starting to become gleeful at this prospect, and will be rounding up movies and books and whatnot to go with the theme. *rubs hands together and cackles*
slatts
May. 12th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
when the teacher says today's lesson is Shakespeare...
...do we complain? Of course not! Because we love the teacher!
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
You're too sweet!
saralholmes
May. 12th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
Abso-frickin-lutely. Wait. That didn't sound Shakespearean at all. Obviously, I need you to reboot me. Are ya going to stick to his words, or include words about him? I read a great review of a new bio in the Post. It's called Soul of the Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/27/AR2009042703479.html
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Had the Bard lived today, he would totally have used "abso-frickin-lutely", methinks.

The daily posts will be on his words. But I'm planning on bonus posts involving books and movies that involve him as well. That new bio sounds pretty splendid, given that review. *adds it to my to-purchase list*
lurban
May. 12th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
Speak the speech, I pray thee.

Sounds ambitious for a lazy blogger like me -- but I sure will like reading it.
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Hooray!
p_sunshine
May. 12th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Brush up your Shakespeare...Start quoting him now...(crap, I forgot the rest of that)
But yes, I'm in!
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Brush up your Shakespeare, and the women you will wow . . .

There are several good performances available to watch on YouTube.
liz_scanlon
May. 12th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
Yes! ("I do let loose my opinion." -- The Tempest)
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Hopefully it won't be "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." (Macbeth.)
sruble
May. 12th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
I think that if you want to do it, you should go for it, no matter what everyone else says. There's something to be said for doing a project like that, and you never know where it might leave you at the end of the month. It might inspire you to new projects or help you with current projects, or just give you a sense of accomplishment.

Besides, it might be fun, or serious, or who knows. Depends on what quotes and commentary you choose ;)
kellyrfineman
May. 12th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
So much Shakespeare to love, so little time . . .
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