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William Shakespeare English Dramatist (1564-1616)

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So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before. Trevor Nunn
[ Anything Before Brand Career Done Early Had Ibsen Musical Never New Next Occasionally Pantomime Play Professional Shakespeare Songs Stop Theater Through Would Writer]
Sometimes I just crave to play in Shakespeare again and I know and love playing Orlando so much. Basil Rathbone
[ Again Crave Just Know Love Much Orlando Play Playing Shakespeare Sometimes]
I think Freud is about contamination, but I think that is something he learned from Shakespeare, because Shakespeare is about nothing but contamination, you might say. Harold Bloom
[ Because Contamination Freud Learned Might Nothing Say Shakespeare Something Think]
I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature. I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare. Ben Okri
[ Because Dickens Home Literature London Shakespeare Went]
Shakespeare will not make us better, and he will not make us worse, but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves when we talk to ourselves... he may teach us how to accept change in ourselves as in others, and perhaps even the final form of change. Harold Bloom
[ Accept Better Change Even Final Form How Make May Others Ourselves Overhear Perhaps Shakespeare Talk Teach Us Will Worse]
What we know is that Shakespeare wrote perhaps the most remarkable body of passionate love poetry in the English language to a young man. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Body English Know Language Love Man Most Passionate Perhaps Poetry Remarkable Shakespeare Wrote Young]
I felt a little green, because Shakespeare writes the thought process within the text; it was tricky not to think of what to say and then say it, and instead just deliver the lines. Neil Patrick Harris
[ Because Deliver Felt Green Instead Just Lines Little Process Say Shakespeare Text Then Think Thought Tricky Within Writes]
Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair. Eugene Ionesco
[ Before Between Despair God Great His Place Shakespeare Us]
Most people don't know that I am an accomplished dramatic actor... But I've performed in several Shakespeare productions including Hamlet, except in this version, Hamlet lives in an apartment with two women, and has to pretend he's gay so that the landlord won't evict him. John Ritter
[ Accomplished Actor Am Apartment Dramatic Except Gay Hamlet Him Including Know Landlord Lives Most Performed Pretend Productions Several Shakespeare Two Version Women Won]
Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote. H. C. Bunner
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shakespeare Things Writing]
You have to work with what you are given, even in Shakespeare. we have our form and it is important that we free ourselves through it. Ajay Naidu
[ Even Form Free Given Important Our Ourselves Shakespeare Through Work]
I grew up reading Shakespeare and Mark Twain. Jackson Browne
[ Grew Mark Reading Shakespeare Twain Up]
It's a perfectly valid position to not like Shakespeare. Ted Rall
[ Perfectly Position Shakespeare Valid]
I cannot understate the ability to handle classical texts such as Shakespeare. Louise Jameson
[ Ability Cannot Classical Handle Shakespeare Such Texts]
Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else. Vivien Leigh
[ Able Anything Better Classical Else General Imagination More Playing Plays Require Shakespeare Than Training Why]
I was in 20 Shakespearean plays by the time I was 20. John Lithgow
[ Plays Shakespearean Time]
I have always wanted what I have now come to call the voice of personal narrative. That has always been the appealing voice in poetry. It started for me lyrically in Shakespeare's sonnets. Diane Wakoski
[ Always Appealing Been Call Come Lyrically Narrative Now Personal Poetry Shakespeare Sonnets Started Voice Wanted]
I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material. Orlando Bloom
[ Drama Had Historical Material Period Playwrights Responded School Shakespeare Studied These Think Training Where]
You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do. But what we want to bring to these works is energy, passion, freshness. John Bradshaw
[ Bring Energy Find Freshness More Passion Shakespeare Than These Traditional Want Works]
I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be. Rainer W. Fassbinder
[ After Cinema Freud Marx Nothing Politics Psychology Shakespeare Someone Theatre Used Whom]
What if Shakespeare had had a test audience for Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet? Brendan Fraser
[ Audience Had Hamlet Juliet Romeo Shakespeare Test]
We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say, Hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare. Uta Hagen
[ Allowed Because Could Hostess Hump Say Screw Shakespeare Were]
I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic. Jim Varney
[ Any Bit Classic Did Film Just Piece Say Shakespeare Upcoming]
The nearest figure to myself would be Shakespeare. Michael Tippett
[ Figure Myself Nearest Shakespeare Would]
I've never done anything for money. My first love is things of limited commercial appeal. I could be happy doing Shakespeare for the rest of my life. Karen Allen
[ Anything Appeal Commercial Could Doing Done First Happy Life Limited Love Money Never Rest Shakespeare Things]
In speaking, for convenience, of devices and expedients, I did not intend to imply that Shakespeare always deliberately aimed at the effects which he produced. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Aimed Always Convenience Deliberately Devices Did Effects Imply Intend Produced Shakespeare Speaking Which]
Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare. Michael Moriarty
[ Anything Clarity Comes Doing Good Honesty Language Out Same Shakespeare Tradition Well Worth Written]
This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire. Mark Akenside
[ Acquire Could Doth Ever Every Experience Felt Form Genius His Human Life Mankind Now Only Own Passion Path Shakespeare Walked Which Will Yield]
Then I got out of the service, and I was going to be a Shakespearean actor. Harvey Korman
[ Actor Going Got Out Service Shakespearean Then]
I don't admire Freud as much as some people do. Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet. It would have been a disaster. Nathalie Sarraute
[ Admire Aware Been Being Complex Disaster Freud Hamlet Imagine Much Shakespeare Some Would Wrote]
It's not that Shakespeare is frivolous, but you spend your time just getting people to dress up in other people's costumes and pretending to be people that they're not, and you think, after the years go by, well, what on earth was all that about? Jonathan Miller
[ After Costumes Dress Earth Frivolous Getting Go Just Other Pretending Shakespeare Spend Think Time Up Well Years Your]
If you see the Sopranos, you're not going to be speaking in the Shakespearean English. Lucy Liu
[ English Going See Shakespearean Sopranos Speaking]
I'd probably want to teach at university, because children would drive me insane. I suspect it would be English literature, Shakespeare and so forth. I've always been deeply, deeply in love with that kind of thing. Stephen Fry
[ Always Because Been Children Deeply Drive English Forth Insane Kind Literature Love Probably Shakespeare Suspect Teach Thing University Want Would]
In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be. Hubert H. Humphrey
[ Bears Depends Important Life Name Only Real Respects Rose Seem Shakespeare Sweetness Things Unlike Upon Very]
I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act. Laurence Olivier
[ Act Actor Away Caviar Feeding Gods Head Must Shakespeare Should Slightly Soaring Tilted Toward]
Well it is certainly the case that the poems - which were in fact published during Shakespeare's lifetime - are weird if they began or originated in this form, as I think they did, because the poems get out of control. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Because Began Case Certainly Control Did During Fact Form Get Lifetime Originated Out Poems Published Shakespeare Think Weird Well Were Which]
Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice. Howard Nemerov
[ Before Guises Long Many Notice Over Same Shakespeare Stories Takes Tells Time]
I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy. Joseph Fiennes
[ Academics Another Cancel Drives Every Expert Fantasy Finding Form Greatest His Infuriating Out Shakespeare Theory Think Through Truth Up Wall]
You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen. Mandy Patinkin
[ Doing Ibsen Pay Rarely Rent Shakespeare]
In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Approaching Attempting Best Collect Directly Drama Facts Famous Gradually Idea Our Path Referring Shakespearean Shorten Start Subject Them Theories Tragedy Will Without]
I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent. Christopher Isherwood
[ Anybody Bet Compromised Does Entertainment Extent Himself Industry Lot Shakespeare Some]
It's incredibly moving to hear some of our greatest actors performing Shakespeare. Judi Dench
[ Actors Greatest Hear Incredibly Moving Our Performing Shakespeare Some]
I was already devouring literature and I was the ripe old age of 15 when I decided to be an actor. I just thought plays were the most fantastic way of expressing life. I thought I'd discovered Shakespeare - 'hey, there's a new guy in town, don't know if anyone's read him.' I was just excited about the whole thing, from day one. Chiwetel Ejiofor
[ Actor Age Already Anyone Day Decided Discovered Excited Expressing Fantastic Guy Hey Him Just Know Life Literature Most New Old Plays Read Ripe Shakespeare Thing Thought Town Way Were Whole]
It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven't done. Judi Dench
[ Done Few Haven Plays Shakespeare True]
I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos. Kenneth Branagh
[ Associated Been Bogus Careers Gives Instance Kind Lucky Shakespeare Sometimes Theatrical Think Very Which]
Shaw is like a train. One just speaks the words and sits in one's place. But Shakespeare is like bathing in the sea - one swims where one wants. Vivien Leigh
[ Bathing Just Place Sea Shakespeare Shaw Sits Speaks Swims Train Wants Where Words]
If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth. Joyce Brothers
[ Author Go Had Juliet Macbeth Never Promote Romeo Shakespeare Tour Would Written]
I'd like to do more Shakespeare. I'd like to do Iago in Othello. I look so benign. It would be interesting to see that black evil come out of my soul. Kyle MacLachlan
[ Benign Black Come Evil Interesting Look More Othello Out See Shakespeare Soul Would]
Shakespeare also introduces the supernatural into some of his tragedies; he introduces ghosts, and witches who have supernatural knowledge. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Also Ghosts His Into Introduces Knowledge Shakespeare Some Supernatural Tragedies Witches]
Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to surprise by his catastrophes. They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise way in which they will be brought about is not, of course, foreseen. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Attempt Brought Catastrophes Course Felt Foreseen His Inevitable Least Makes Precise Rarely Shakespeare Surprise Though Very Way Which Will]
If you are feeling something, then Shakespeare felt it and wrote about it - and wrote about it so eloquently. Richard McCabe
[ Eloquently Feeling Felt Shakespeare Something Then Wrote]
First of all, there was a volcano of words, an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used before that had never been used in the English language before. It's astonishing. It pours out of him. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Astonishing Been Before English Eruption First Had Him Language Never Out Pours Shakespeare Used Volcano Words]
If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey? Steven Wright
[ Could Had Million Monkey Write]
Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare's theater. Michael Tippett
[ Characters Extreme Form Shakespeare Theater]
Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing. William Collins
[ Call Comedies Essential Humor Mean Nothing Part Poetry Prior Shakespeare Them Wordsworth]
The Shakespeare that Shakespeare became is the name that's attached to these astonishing objects that he left behind. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Astonishing Attached Became Behind Left Name Objects Shakespeare These]
If you got what it takes, you'll make it. If you don't, Shakespeare couldn't help you. Jack L. Chalker
[ Got Help Make Shakespeare Takes]
Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers. Lloyd Alexander
[ Dearest Dickens Friends Greatest Many Mark Others Shakespeare Teachers Twain Were]
When I first started acting, and we would all sit down and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was. I thought well, I suppose it is. Judy Davis
[ Acting Down First Great How Shakespeare Sit Started Suppose Talk Thought Well Would]
There's that old adage about how there's only seven plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before. Terri Windling
[ Adage Before Done How Old Only Plots Seven Shakespeare Them World]
I believe that it is a whole lifetime of work on Shakespeare's part that enabled him to do what he did. But the question is how you can explain this whole lifetime in such a way to make it accessible and available to us, to me. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Accessible Available Believe Did Enabled Explain Him How Lifetime Make Part Question Shakespeare Such Us Way Whole Work]
Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare well and come into real contact with his mind, are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Among Aspect Come Contact Even Exaggerate Fact His Inclined Into Isolate Know Mind Most Real Shakespeare Some Those Tragic Well]
Because Shakespeare's language is so expansive, we're under this misconception that it's difficult. But I discovered that it's easy because it's so brilliantly written. The words are perfect, and the language is intelligent and very emotional. Jessica Lange
[ Because Brilliantly Difficult Discovered Easy Emotional Expansive Intelligent Language Misconception Perfect Shakespeare Under Very Words Written]
Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. Orson Welles
[ Now Order Quotations Recognize Shakespeare Sit Through]
Our job is to make manifest the story, to be it. In a sense, the theatre is such a big star itself, bigger than any Shakespearean actor I could hire, that we should take the opportunity to fill it with voice and verse and movement, not interpretation. Mark Rylance
[ Actor Any Big Bigger Could Fill Hire Interpretation Itself Job Make Manifest Movement Opportunity Our Sense Shakespearean Should Star Story Such Take Than Theatre Verse Voice]
And I just think that to introduce an unknown Shakespeare is thrilling, too - not to do Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, to do the richer Shakespeare. People will come to this and not know the story. Julie Taymor
[ Come Hamlet Introduce Juliet Just Know Richer Romeo Shakespeare Story Think Thrilling Too Unknown Will]
I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare. Andrew Wyeth
[ Active Aloud Became Especially Father History Imagination Read Reader Shakespeare Surrendered Tales Those Very Wonderful World Would]
No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer, is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem. Harold Bloom
[ Chaucer Crucial Enough Even Ever Every Exclude Milton Poem Precursor Shakespeare Strong Text Totally]
This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant. Virginia Woolf
[ Altogether Could Indeed Knew Literature Meant Say Shakespeare Surpasses Writing]
To date or not to date that is the question. It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be or not to be which deals with death. Al Goldstein
[ Almost Date Deals Death Important Question Shakespeare Which]
I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important. He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive. Rita Dove
[ Ability Alive Come Extremely Had Important Make Plays Reading Shakespeare Strangers Think Utter Young]
But if Shakespeare himself is maybe about meaning and truth, I don't know, then he is certainly about pleasure and interest, we start with pleasure and interest, but maybe eventually it gets to meaning and truth. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Certainly Eventually Gets Himself Interest Know Maybe Meaning Pleasure Shakespeare Start Then Truth]
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good. Robert Graves
[ Good Really Remarkable Say Shakespeare Spite Thing Very]
I had a feeling about Shakespeare's soliloquies, that there should be a real exchange between the actor and the audience. Trevor Nunn
[ Actor Audience Between Exchange Feeling Had Real Shakespeare Should]
Shakespeare has no answers for us at all. Edward Bond
[ Answers Shakespeare Us]
Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end. Charlton Heston
[ Done End Events Example Falls How Matter Occur Outstanding Plays Return Rises Shakespeare Stability Tragic]
How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances, when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians. Horace Walpole
[ Borrowed Circumstances Exalt Historians How Improve Knew Little Shakespeare Them Vulgar Well]
A team is a team is a team. Shakespeare said that many times. Dan Devine
[ Many Said Shakespeare Team Times]
A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Another Calamity Called Clearly Considered Death Estate Exceptional Far High Leading Man May More Much Now Regard Shakespearean Side Story Than Tragedy]
I'm working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone's interested. My take on life is a little different from the bard's. Jack Prelutsky
[ Anyone Collection Different Interested Life Little May Now Publish Shakespearean Sonnets Take Them Working]
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it. Andrew Denton
[ Antarctica Art Earth Even Greater Literature May Michelangelo Mozart Music Never Only Place Shakespeare Should Something Still Tame Were Would Yet]
The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king. Alex Cox
[ Crime Greatest King Murder Play Shakespeare]
You learn from mistakes, but Shakespeare is one big non mistake isn't he? He just got everything right really. Janet Suzman
[ Big Everything Got Just Learn Mistake Mistakes Non Really Right Shakespeare]
Peter Hall was just organizing the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was going to be an ensemble, it was going to be in repertory, it was going to have a home in London as well as in the Midlands, and all of those things were happening at that time. Trevor Nunn
[ Company Ensemble Going Hall Happening Home Just London Organizing Peter Repertory Royal Shakespeare Things Those Time Well Were]
It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable. M. H. Abrams
[ After Age Amazing Country Emerges How Incomparable Languages Shakespeare]
I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature. Anne Stevenson
[ Austen Bach Beethoven Jane Literature Loyal Mozart Music Remain Schubert Shakespeare]
Was there ever such stuff as great as part of Shakespeare? Only one must not say so! But what think you? - What? - Is there not sad stuff? What? - What? George III
[ Ever Great Must Only Part Sad Say Shakespeare Stuff Such Think]
There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true. Ian Hart
[ Come Complete Eventually Gave Internet Know Million Monkeys Now Set Shakespeare Statistical Thanks Them Theory True Typewriters Up Work Works]
But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame. Julie Taymor
[ Anything Been Deep Ever Man Modern Movies Nature Puts Shakespeare Shame Think Thorough Titus Violence Violent Written]
When you know your cast well and their strengths and weaknesses, you can start writing for them, just the way Shakespeare wrote for his actors. Stephen Sondheim
[ Actors Cast His Just Know Shakespeare Start Strengths Their Them Way Weaknesses Well Writing Wrote Your]
I couldn't believe verse was supposed to be hard. It was a snap for me. I loved Shakespeare. Ted Lange
[ Believe Hard Loved Shakespeare Snap Supposed Verse]
Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square. Alex Cox
[ Dose English Everybody Fairly Gets Greatest His Language Little Playwright Politics Shakespeare Square]
Shakespeare is like mother's milk to me. John Lithgow
[ Milk Mother Shakespeare]
A remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good in spite of all the people who say he is very good. Robert Graves
[ Good Really Remarkable Say Shakespeare Spite Thing Very]
There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them. Kenneth Branagh
[ Actors Acts Actually Continuously Goes Language Mysterious Playing Process Shakespeare Some Surprised Them Thing Way Whereby]
I loved doing Shakespeare. My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Blythe Danner
[ Been Doing Dream Fact Favorite Helena Loved Night Roles Shakespeare Twelfth Two Viola]
It's an intuitive exercise to do a Shakespeare play and to go through a Shakespeare play. Mark Rylance
[ Exercise Go Intuitive Play Shakespeare Through]
Read not Milton, for he is dry; nor Shakespeare, for he wrote of common life. Charles Stuart Calverley
[ Common Dry Life Milton Nor Read Shakespeare Wrote]
In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same kind of position as Cervantes in that of Spain, Dante in that of Italy, and Shakespeare in that of England. His glory is more than national - it is universal. Lytton Strachey
[ Cervantes Dante England France Glory His Italy Kind Literature More National Occupies Position Same Shakespeare Spain Than Universal]
I'm a games and theory kind of guy. I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose. Neil Patrick Harris
[ Fun Games Guy Kind Love Prose Puzzles Shakespeare Theory]
Shakespeare is the one who gets re-interpreted most frequently. Sam Waterston
[ Frequently Gets Most Shakespeare]
Shakespeare's idea of the tragic fact is larger than this idea and goes beyond it; but it includes it, and it is worth while to observe the identity of the two in a certain point which is often ignored. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Beyond Certain Fact Goes Idea Identity Ignored Includes Larger Observe Often Point Shakespeare Than Tragic Two Which While Worth]
Normally, I could hit hard enough, as anyone who studied my fights might have known. But the impression was that I was essentially defensive, the very reverse of a killer, the prize fighter who read books, even Shakespeare. Gene Tunney
[ Anyone Books Could Defensive Enough Essentially Even Fighter Fights Hard Hit Impression Killer Known Might Normally Prize Read Reverse Shakespeare Studied Very]
Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway. Richard Branson
[ America Anyway Called Else Ever Hear Nobody Nowhere Occasionally Place Play Richard Saying Shakespearean Sir Some Taking Think]
Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book. Charles Lamb
[ Before Book Books Dying Give Just Large Last Perhaps Prayer Service Shakespeare Should Up]
Nobody knows anything about Shakespeare the person. It's all legend, it is all rumor. Jeanette Winterson
[ Anything Knows Legend Nobody Person Rumor Shakespeare]
What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being. Edward Bond
[ Able Being Greeks Human Meant Question Radically Shakespeare Were]
The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare. Marshall McLuhan
[ Engine Everybody Except First Immortality Mistaken Press Printing Shakespeare]
I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life. James M. Barrie
[ Bacon Did His Know Life Missed Opportunity Seems Shakespeare Sir Whether Works Wrote]
And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts. James Broughton
[ Acting Humans Out Owe Parts Shakespeare Theater Their Vision Wherein World]
We have cut the text, but what remains are Shakespeare's words. Edward Hall
[ Cut Remains Shakespeare Text Words]
We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare. Charles Dance
[ Cat Commentaries Dogs Five Goats Had Shakespeare Two]
I wasn't always such a great fan of Shakespeare, mind you. I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school, which tends to take the edge off it. Christopher Eccleston
[ Always Down Edge Fan Great Guess Had Mind Necks Off Our Rammed School Shakespeare Such Take Tends Time Which]
The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change, and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way. I understand those codes, I think. Vanessa Redgrave
[ Change Coded Codes Heading Knew Recognized Seems Shakespeare Society Think Those Tremendous Understand Way Written]
English dramatic literature is, of course, dominated by Shakespeare; and it is almost inevitable that an English reader should measure the value of other poetic drama by the standards which Shakespeare has already implanted in his mind. Lytton Strachey
[ Almost Already Course Dominated Drama Dramatic English His Implanted Inevitable Literature Measure Mind Other Poetic Reader Shakespeare Should Standards Value Which]
There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin. Alexis de Tocqueville
[ Cabin Contain Does Drama Feudal Few First Hardly Henry Hut Log Odd Pioneer Reading Remember Shakespeare Time Volumes Which]
Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other. Edward Hall
[ Brilliantly Desire Dominate Each Human Instinctive Light Nature Other Our Reveals Shakespeare Shines]
To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic, psychologically most baffling music. He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together. Lukas Foss
[ Baffling Combined Dramatic Else Ideas Most Mozart Music Our Psychologically Putting Shakespeare Thought Together Would Wrote]
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate! Robert Browning
[ Aim Fate Great Leave Life Makes Reached Rest Shakespeare Try]
I never wanted to become an actress because I'd read great literature or seen great Shakespeare. It was more just wanting to understand what the people were really like, why they said all the strange things they did. Julie Walters
[ Actress Because Become Did Great Just Literature More Never Read Really Said Seen Shakespeare Strange Things Understand Wanted Wanting Were Why]
I've got no need to prove to myself that I can do Shakespeare. I've done it. Anthony Hopkins
[ Done Got Myself Need Prove Shakespeare]
I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world's greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare. Thomas Bowdler
[ Acknowledge Book Could Daughter Dramatic Family Greatest Hands His Parent Place Poet Prepared Regret Shakespeare Therefore World]
The elasticity of Shakespeare is extraordinary. Kenneth Branagh
[ Elasticity Extraordinary Shakespeare]
And it was the idea that you can do a play - like a Shakespeare play, or any well-written play, Arthur Miller, whatever - and say things you could never imagine saying, never imagine thinking in your own life. James Earl Jones
[ Any Arthur Could Idea Imagine Life Miller Never Own Play Say Saying Shakespeare Things Thinking Well-Written Whatever Your]
Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. Frederick Henry Hedge
[ Act Available Creative Dante Dreaming Every Imagination Make Man Men Power Pure Shakespeare Waking Were Which Would]
My writing improved the more I wrote - and the more I read good writing, from Shakespeare on down. Dick Schaap
[ Down Good Improved More Read Shakespeare Writing Wrote]
To judge therefore of Shakespeare by Aristotle's rule is like trying a man by the Laws of one Country who acted under those of another. Elizabeth Montagu
[ Acted Another Aristotle Country Judge Laws Man Rule Shakespeare Therefore Those Trying Under]
When I was an undergraduate I had very badly annotated editions of Shakespeare's sonnets, all of which left out the important fact that will has a sexual sense in Shakespeare's sonnets. Thom Gunn
[ Badly Fact Had Important Left Out Sense Sexual Shakespeare Sonnets Undergraduate Very Which Will]
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators. William Hazlitt
[ Commentators Force Genius His Human Insignificance Know Learning May Read See Shakespeare Should Study Wish]
Shakespeare doesn't really write subtext, you play the subtext. Gary Oldman
[ Play Really Shakespeare Subtext Write]
My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting. Armand Assante
[ Acting Actor Dream Great Olivier Olympics Shakespearean Stage Youngster]
I'm lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there's ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me. Samuel West
[ Allowed Always Been Book Bores Collected Enough Ever Greatest Keep Lucky Never Only Pillow Shakespeare Think Under Whose Work Works Would Writer]
The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I'm not denying they exist. But it's a far more philistine country than people think. Colin Firth
[ Able Country Denying English Exist Far Lot More Philistine Shakespeare Spoken Than Them Think Understand Word Would]
First of all, Shakespeare is about pleasure and interest. He was from the first moment he actually wrote something for the stage, and he remains so. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Actually First Interest Moment Pleasure Remains Shakespeare Something Stage Wrote]
Wouldn't you like to have heard the voice of Shakespeare, or Jesus Christ? Henry Irving
[ Christ Heard Jesus Shakespeare Voice]
With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books. Peter Abrahams
[ Books Born Consciousness Desired Desires Dreams Know Myself New Poetry Self Set Shakespeare Standards Terms These World]
I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists, expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say, it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold language to be the major element of theatre. Howard Barker
[ Am Aware Dramatists Element Expect Far Hold Impossible Influenced Language Major Say Shakespeare Theatre]
Shakespeare said, nothing is either good nor bad but thinking makes it so. Dyan Cannon
[ Bad Either Good Makes Nor Nothing Said Shakespeare Thinking]
When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for stuff to lie on the page; it was supposed to get up and move around. Ken Kesey
[ Around Get Lie Move Page Shakespeare Stuff Supposed Up Writing]
Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare. I just never understood it. Alanis Morissette
[ Did Get Just Kid Never Shakespeare Understood Well]
I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening. Don Van Vliet
[ Everything Frightening Good Music Really Shakespeare Think Which Words Wrote]
I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats. Irving Layton
[ Am Best Genius Keats Poems Shakespeare Survive Will Wordsworth Written]
With Westerns you have the landscape is important, and it's empty, and only you populate it. When you populate it, you can tell any kind story that Shakespeare told, you can tell in a Western. Lawrence Kasdan
[ Any Empty Important Kind Landscape Only Populate Shakespeare Story Tell Told Western Westerns]
Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent. Anita Diament
[ Accent Acting Alternative Americans Beautiful History Love Most Shakespeare Smart Such Sucker View Writing]
An actor should be ready to play any role within reason. For example, I think the most ridiculous thing for me to do would be to try and play Shakespeare. Glenn Ford
[ Actor Any Example Most Play Ready Reason Ridiculous Role Shakespeare Should Thing Think Try Within Would]
I don't fool myself. I can't see myself doing Shakespeare. Sharon Tate
[ Doing Fool Myself See Shakespeare]
I think Shakespeare had a lot to contribute with his understanding of the human condition. Sharon Gless
[ Condition Contribute Had His Human Lot Shakespeare Think Understanding]
Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly Shakespeare's way of grappling with what was not simply a general social problem but one lived out in his own life. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Catholic Confronting Exactly General Ghost Grappling His Life Lived Now Out Own Problem Protestant Shakespeare Simply Social Way]
Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in. Brendan Behan
[ Everything James Joyce Judge Left Out Pretty Put Said Shakespeare Well]
In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Character Contributes Convulsion Death Good Implication Main Never Only Opposite Produces Same Shakespearean Source Suffering Tragedy Tragic Which]
When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Anxiety Await Begins Curiosity Entrance Exposition First Generally Hero Himself His Keeps Makes Out Shakespeare Sight Some Sometimes Talk Thus Time]
I believe that nothing comes of nothing, even in Shakespeare. I wanted to know where he got the matter he was working with and what he did with that matter. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Believe Comes Did Even Got Know Matter Nothing Shakespeare Wanted Where Working]
Shakespeare was not meant for taverns, nor for tavern louts. Samuel G. Engel
[ Meant Nor Shakespeare Tavern]
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. Charles Darwin
[ Dull Found Lately Nauseated Read Shakespeare Tried]
My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer. I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer. But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does try to learn the classics. William Kempe
[ Actor Background Ballet Classics Contemporary Dancer Does Eight Learn Nine Read Shakespeare Somewhat Theatre Trained Try Unusual Worked Years]
I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books - from Shakespeare to James Bond - and I always had the idea that I must give 100%, no matter who the author was. Dick Bruna
[ Altogether Always Author Bond Books Covers Did Give Had Idea James Matter Must Shakespeare Sorts]
It took three years to put Shakespeare's words together, there were a lot of words to be studied and a lot of words to be sorted out, and it proved to be a major project. David Crystal
[ Lot Major Out Project Proved Put Shakespeare Sorted Studied Three Together Took Were Words Years]
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings. Alex Cox
[ Conservative English Greatest His Language Lived Poet Politically Probably Reflected Shakespeare Time Very Writer Writings]
I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements. I think that's a beautiful line. Maximilian Schell
[ Based Beautiful Beethoven Elements Line Once Poet Same Shakespeare Symphony Think Thunderstorm Tragedy Wrote]
To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to reveal his character's inner desires and fears. John Foster
[ Character Desires Elements Fears His Inner Reveal Shakespeare Supernatural Uses]
One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise. Patrick Stewart
[ Black Captain Chair Company Day England Enterprise Irritation Kings Know Landscape Nothing Out Playing Preparation Princes Royal Said Shakespeare Sitting Speaking Those Verse Years]
Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral. Christopher Eccleston
[ Before Particularly Plays Shakespeare Visceral Were]
A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind. Gustav Stresemann
[ Also Arisen Could Dramatists English Essence Express Great Mankind Nature Norwegian Only Poets Same Shakespeare Soil Universally Valid Way Which Your]
Yes, it's true, I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare. Leslie Nielsen
[ Been Called Guess Laurence Leslie Make Olivier Shakespeare True Would Yes]
I say this quite deliberately, this is the finest Shakespearean performance I've seen. Donald Wolfit
[ Deliberately Finest Performance Quite Say Seen Shakespearean]
Shakespeare wrote great plays that we're still watching all these years later. Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still as funny today as they ever were. Leonard Maltin
[ Chaplin Charlie Comedies Ever Funny Great Later Made Plays Shakespeare Still These Today Watching Were Wrote Years]
It is not that Shakespeare's art is in technicolor and fancy, and that real life is black and white and tedious. The life that Shakespeare was living was the only life he had, and he had to use it to create what he was doing. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Art Black Create Doing Fancy Had Life Living Only Real Shakespeare Tedious Use White]
The thing that I had saved up for myself and wanted most to bring off was a fully fledged professional production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford. Trevor Nunn
[ Bring Fully Had Hamlet Most Myself Off Production Professional Royal Saved Shakespeare Stratford Theater Thing Up Wanted]
Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream. Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo. Aaron Yoo
[ Always Been Doing Dream Else Everyone Hamlet Park Play Romeo Says Shakespeare Want]
The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art. Montgomery Clift
[ Actor Art Audience Enlarge Enough Glass Hold Holding Identify Just Line Magnifying Mirror Nature Only Shakespeare Situation Up Were Would Wrong Your]
I don't know how this company got the name National Shakespeare Company, because it was literally like retards employing retards. Rob Corddry
[ Because Company Employing Got How Know Literally Name National Retards Shakespeare]
I hate Shakespeare. I think Shakespeare's rubbish. Allan Carr
[ Hate Rubbish Shakespeare Think]
I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly. Ian Mckellen
[ Able Acting Being Between Comedian Comic Distinction Fact Going Good Hamlet Make Much Never Play Properly Shakespeare Stand-Up Unless]
One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality. Kenneth Branagh
[ Among Characters Courage Darker Elements Face Hamlet His Makes Personality Shakespeare Things Unique Up]
Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation. Denzel Washington
[ Any Good Material Open Ought Piece Shakespeare]
We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way of looking at the world from his tragedies alone, as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things, or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost any one of their important works. Andrew Coyle Bradley
[ Almost Alone Any Arrive Cannot Dramatic Examining His Important Looking Milton Regarding Shakespeare Shelley Their Things Tragedies Way Whole Wordsworth Works World]
It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern movie scripts that are so poorly written. Jessica Lange
[ Easier Lot Modern Movie Poorly Scripts Shakespeare Than Written]
In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary. Harold Bloom
[ Analytical Fact Finds Freud Freudian Gives Into Invents Map Mind Psychology Shakespeare Supposedly Translating Us Vocabulary Ways]
I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman. Laurence Olivier
[ Anything Better Diligent Expert God Poet Remember Shakespeare Than Think Workman]
Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance. James Joyce
[ Balance Ground Happy Hunting Lost Minds Shakespeare Their]
It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race. Lafcadio Hearn
[ Bible English Even Exaggeration Greatest Influence Language Literature More Much Next Race Say Shakespeare Spoken Than Upon Will Work Written]
Shakespeare lets us see real people undergoing real processes, with real feelings. Vanessa Redgrave
[ Feelings Lets Processes Real See Shakespeare Undergoing Us]
Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it, stands absurdly too high and will go down. George Byron
[ Absurdly Depend Down Go High May Name Shakespeare Stands Too Will]
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education. Tallulah Bankhead Education
[ Bible Call Dice Education Liberal Read Shakespeare Shoot]
I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash. Anthony Hopkins
[ British Famous Get Hogwash Interest Just Nonsense Rest Shakespeare Wanted]
On the streets, unrequited love and death go together almost as often as in Shakespeare. Scott Turow
[ Almost Death Go Love Often Shakespeare Streets Together Unrequited]
In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare. Ray Liotta
[ College Doing Musicals Out Shakespeare Started]
Most of my career has been spent with the RSC doing Shakespeare, and the thing you learn from Shakespeare is that his historical plays don't bear anything other than a basic resemblance to history. Antony Sher
[ Anything Basic Bear Been Career Doing His Historical History Learn Most Other Plays Resemblance Rsc Shakespeare Spent Than Thing]
I had never done Shakespeare before, but I don't think you can be an actor and not do it. There were moments when I thought, I'm just not going to be able to pull this off. Jessica Lange
[ Able Actor Before Done Going Had Just Moments Never Off Pull Shakespeare Think Thought Were]
People have known of Shakespeare's homosexuality down through the ages. George Weinberg
[ Ages Down Homosexuality Known Shakespeare Through]
Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world. Mandy Patinkin
[ Musical Shakespeare Sondheim Theater World]
Shakespeare fascinated me. He hardly ever left the country. His imagination was worldwide though reading. Michael Tippett
[ Country Ever Fascinated Hardly His Imagination Left Reading Shakespeare Though Worldwide]
A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel. Chaim Potok
[ Alone Anticipating Bible Book Called Consider Contemporary Elicit Forth Fully Homer Into Modern Novel Out Poetry Responses Sent Shakespeare Way Will World]
Shakespeare is the true multicultural author. He exists in all languages. He is put on the stage everywhere. Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage. Harold Bloom
[ Author Everyone Everywhere Exists Feels Him Languages Multicultural Put Represented Shakespeare Stage True]
I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine. Spike Milligan
[ Any Begin Mine Never Poem Reading Reads Shakespeare Should Then Thought Why]
Shakespeare is universal. Harold Bloom
[ Shakespeare Universal]