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re: What year did you first have to read a Shakespeare play?
By lux Comments: 1178, member since Mon Jun 02, 2008
On Sun Apr 01, 2012 07:20 AM
"Romeo and Juliet" in Grade 10. I found both main characters insufferably self-centred and despised the play as a result (still do, actually), so this was an unfortunate choice of first Shakespeare play for me!
re: What year did you first have to read a Shakespeare play?
By ChristinePremium member Comments: 6817, member since Wed Feb 04, 2009
On Sun Apr 01, 2012 08:08 AM
A bit off topic...

When I HAD to read Shakespeare I found it quite similar to pouring acid in my eyes. However, now that it is my own choice...I've found listening to Modern Scholar cd's makes the whole experience much better.

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re: What year did you first have to read a Shakespeare play?
By CaffeinePremium member Comments: 3194, member since Wed Aug 08, 2007
On Sun Apr 01, 2012 06:55 PM
Year 7 - The Merchant of Venice
Year 8 - Romeo and Juliet
Year 9 - Macbeth
Year 10 - Midsummer Night's Dream
Year 11 - Hamlet
re: What year did you first have to read a Shakespeare play?
By caitydancerr Comments: 180, member since Thu Oct 27, 2011
On Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:29 PM
We read A Midsummer Night's Dream in 8th grade. :)
re: What year did you first have to read a Shakespeare play?
By Cheesemoo Comments: 639, member since Mon Jun 23, 2008
On Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:32 AM
It was probably grade 5 or 6 for me, but that's because I was both homeschooled and extremely nerdy, so I would choose to read watch and act in Shakespeare.
I love it. Once you become "fluent" in the language, his plays are truly beautiful and timeless.
re: What year did you first have to read a Shakespeare play?
By irishfeislovemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1060, member since Tue Nov 16, 2010
On Sat Jul 07, 2012 05:54 PM
I did romeo and juliet in grade ten i think, macbeth in grade 11, othello in grade 12
something like that
re: What year did you first have to read a Shakespeare play?
By Merfi Comments: 3099, member since Wed Jan 18, 2006
On Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:16 PM
lux wrote:

"Romeo and Juliet" in Grade 10. I found both main characters insufferably self-centred and despised the play as a result (still do, actually), so this was an unfortunate choice of first Shakespeare play for me!


Well, that's what you're meant to think of those characters! It's funny how in our culture, Romeo and Juliet has become the epitome of a classic love story, when it's much more effective when read as a satire of those types of stories. Shakespeare is criticising the behaviour of their respective families as they basically facilitated the outcome of they play.
re: What year did you first have to read a Shakespeare play?
By stevenerinhill Comments: 30, member since Wed Jul 11, 2012
On Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:24 PM
We read Romeo and Juliet in 9th grade. We spent some time comparing and contrasting the original work with modern day works - including film.
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