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Since I was a teen...i was keen of shakespeare's tragedy.....

 

I like more "The Hamlet" ...the story is amazing.....How Prince Hamlet simulates his madness to avenge his father's murder......i luv it.....

 

and what about you? :)

 

 

Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage,

For he was likely, had he been put on,

to have prov'd most royal; and for his passage,

The soldier's music and the rite of war

Speak loudly for him.

Take up the bodies. Such a right as this

Becomes the field, but here shows much amiss.

Go, bid the soldiers shoot.

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2 weeks ago i read about the new theory on why its suggested that William Shakespeare didn’t write his own plays!

1st that he dropped out of school when he was 11-12 and the second is that he wrote about the high society and the foreign lands even though he never sat his foot outside England!

they say that its a cousin to him, a well educated and travelled politician who in reality wrote the plays but because of his social and political status published them in William’s name! they have found letters by him to William that are of an identical style of writing to the plays!

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Team uncovers the 'real' Shakespeare

From correspondents in London

06-10-2005

From: The Australian

 

William Shakespeare ... not he seems to be?

THE real author of the works that have been attributed to William Shakespeare for more than 400 years has been unmasked, according to research.

 

A book to be published this month by a leading academic publisher, with a foreword by Mark Rylance, the artistic director of the Globe theatre, will claim that the greatest plays and verse in the English language were written by Sir Henry Neville (c1562-1615). He was a leading Elizabethan figure, though a minor character in today's history books.

Whether Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon birthplace will be consigned to a tourists' backwater and the vast publishing industry devoted to him condemned to pulp remains to be seen. But the authors, the academics Brenda James and William Rubinstein, are in no doubt that they have finally uncovered the "real Bard".

 

They say that Neville, a rotund man nicknamed "Falstaff" by close friends, had the virtue - unlike Shakespeare, who lacked an appropriate background - of being an educated man of culture, a courtier and a well-travelled linguist.

 

A wealthy landowner, he was a member of parliament for most of his life and an ambassador to France, belonging to one of England's great families and related to many monarchs depicted in Shakespeare's plays.

 

His life has been found to mirror the evolution of the Bard's works so precisely that the authors believe that it cannot be dismissed as coincidence. In the history plays, Neville's ancestors - for instance, Richard Nevil, the Earl of Warwick in Henry VI, Part II - are described with an accuracy that could have been written only by someone with Neville's knowledge. His ancestors, such as John of Gaunt, in Richard II, are always mentioned sympathetically.

 

The authors have unearthed in Lincolnshire's public records office a notebook of 1602 belonging to Neville while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Crucially, they say, it includes background notes for the procession in Henry VIII some 11 years before the play was produced.

 

They also discovered that, as a director of the London Virginia Company, a trading venture, Neville had access to a 20,000-word letter detailing the Bermuda shipwreck of 1609, "a base" for The Tempest two years later.

 

Shakespeare could not have known of this letter, they say, as releasing it might have devalued shares in the company. Such evidence was strengthened by Neville's letters, which they found to be "Shakespearean" in tone and vocabulary.

 

Ms James, a former English lecturer at Portsmouth University, stumbled across Neville after cracking the secret of the mysterious dedication to Shakespeare's sonnets. She claims that hidden in the text is a clue that points to Neville, on which she will elaborate in her next book.

 

Professor Rubinstein of University College Wales said: "The coincidences of Neville's dates and the chronology of the plays are so overwhelming, they are compelling in themselves - there are no awkward bits."

 

Shakespeare had no royal court experience and did not apparently ever visit continental Europe - yet his writings show him deeply familiar with court life, Elizabethan high politics and Italy and France.

 

In contrast, Neville, an almost exact contemporary of Shakespeare (1564-1616), travelled extensively to the Continent, visiting various places that featured in the plays.

 

From 1601-03, Neville was imprisoned in the Tower for his part in an attempt to overthrow the Queen. Professor Rubinstein said that the trauma - "his head was almost chopped off" - would explain the seminal change in the plays, when he moved from comedies and histories to tragedies and problem plays; a break unexplained in Shakespeare's life.

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:punishing_wft: :punishing_wft: :punishing_wft: :punishing_wft: :punishing_wft:

 

heh chie hey mano mizani? khoshet umade engar....hala che ghalati kardam? lol :harhar_wft[1]:

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I've heard that Shakespeare took parts of his plays from other stories and so.....

 

loool

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yeah i heard that 2 but which author hasnt taken ideas from other authors?? well it doesnt matter i still love Hamlet :harhar_wft[1]:

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