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  1. faracha
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    Bored

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    I Am A Student Of English In Tunisia And I Was Wondering If It Is Normal To Be Bored When Reading Shakespeare

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    Quote Originally Posted by faracha View Post
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    I Am A Student Of English In Tunisia And I Was Wondering If It Is Normal To Be Bored When Reading Shakespeare
    You can't be bored reading Shakespeare.

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    hi, faracha

    Could you tell us what exactly you are reading from Shakespeare?

    Generally speaking, most of his dramas are not boring. The problem appears when we have to face his language. Indeed Shakespeare wrote in an old English version but if you find out for instance that thou= you, or hath = has, or thine =yours etc the list is a little bit long; then you will be able to understand him and not be bored. I always considered that before reading a book we should study the author's life, style, the period s/he lived etc as most of the times authors, when write a book, inspire from real life, the life when they lived. So, for instance, if you read Shakespeare, you can find out how the people of his times lived:their habbits, customs, interests etc

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    Student: No, who wrote it?


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    Re: Bored

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    You can't be bored reading Shakespeare.
    Some of us can and were! I would never have made it through Hamlet or Macbeth without Cliff's Notes.

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    Re: Bored

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Some of us can and were! I would never have made it through Hamlet or Macbeth without Cliff's Notes.
    Hello

    As a conclusion, we are bored with something because we do not understand it! Am I right?

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    Re: Bored

    Quote Originally Posted by faracha View Post
    Hello
    I Am A Student Of English In Tunisia And I Was Wondering If It Is Normal To Be Bored When Reading Shakespeare
    Shakespeare's plays are not boring as such but reading old English for a long time has made me fall asleep several times. I certainly would not recommend it for a new learner of English, that is for sure.

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    Re: Bored

    hi,

    By the way, did you know that some scholars claim that most of Shakespeare's playwrites were written, in fact, by somebody(ies) else? What is your opinion about that?


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    Re: Bored

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    hi,

    By the way, did you know that some scholars claim that most of Shakespeare's playwrites were written, in fact, by somebody(ies) else? What is your opinion about that?


    Madox
    And what do you think about it?

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    Re: Bored

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    And what do you think about it?


    Hi Harry Smith,

    I simply do not know what to say! It might be true or not. Who knows? (Shakespeare himself or God ) What I wanted to emphasize is that I am indignant at the fact that there are falsities even in art such as literature, painting, music etc. I am fed up with all these 'practicies'.




    Madox

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