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I Shakespeare up to shakes?
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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:04:36
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First of all, have any of you heard of the expression "up to shakes"? I find no internet hits for it. In my day, if some one were "up to shakes" it meant they could keep up with what was going on, but is someone "were not up to shakes" meant the opposite.

Anyway Shakespeare. Any relveance in your life?


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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:24:59
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It either means do you want some milkshakes, or - would you like to see my booty shake.

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:52:01
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You are neither Shakespeare, nor up to shakes.

And answer the question yourself, please.

To the world: not in literary criticism, but yes in post-colonial studies where the content of the plays isn't ignored. (Don't get me wrong, post-colonial studies that aren't history are silly.)*

To me: yes, in literary criticism, not elsewhere. Some performances of the plays can be entertaining too. His pornos are boring trash.

*And some people say his political tragedies, such as Julius Caeser and Coriolanus are pertinent to recent trends in modern politics.

Edited: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 03:04:02
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst  
Are full of passionate intensity.
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Sat, 16 Jun 2018 02:53:10
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I'm afraid not. The last time Shakespear had a direct effect in my life was when I took my girlfriend to see Shakespeare in Love, and then I had sex afterwars. Prior to that it would probably be when I took a different girlfriend to see Baz Lurman's Romeo and Juliet, along with another couple during a freak ice storm in San Antonio, TX. I didn't have sex afterwards, but I did receive a beanie baby afterwards. That's a long story, but a good one all the same. But getting back on point, the Bard has never really had a part in my life for around 20 years or so.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:17:57
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robio said:

Baz Lurman

Shudders.


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