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I`m a retired high school English teacher from central Wisconsin. I taught Shakespeare for years and am very familiar with his writing style, his themes, his sonnets, and most of his plays. I taught Julius Caesar, King Lear, Richard the Third, and A Midsummer Night`s Dream for years. I`ve memorized many of the lines from these plays and I know many sonnets by heart. I`d be glad to respond to questions regarding Shakespeare`s life, works, and times if anyone desired such information.

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I have a master's degree in education and I take most pride in having ENJOYED teaching for over 30 years. Not everyone can honestly say that. I coached undefeated high school soccer teams for fun too. I like public relations work and have served on P.R. committees for most of my professional life. I continue to do so in retirement.

What do you like about this subject?

Shakespeare was a master at creating life-like characters. He could have written a textbook on philosophy and psychology;instead he wrote plays to accomplish the same thing.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I continue to both teach and learn by serving as an "Allexpert" volunteer. I thrill at knowing that people are studying to enjoy the great works of literature as I did at one time. I want to help them "find the joy---AND the truth."

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I suspect that lines from Shakespeare's works have generated more book and movie titles than any other writer's lines. It may not be so.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Scholors attempt to prove that Shakespeare's works were actually achievements of OTHER writers of the Elizabethan period. I admit that there are reasons to suspect that this is true, yet I don't WANT to believe it. A highly perceptive person COULD teach himself what Shakespeare learned and put this knowledge into his diverse works.

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Pankhuri11/07/15101010Thanks a lot for your help Randy .....
Helen 06/20/13101010Thank you.
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Katy01/31/13101010thank you. :)
Bob01/22/13101010Thank you very much Randy!

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2016-04-05 Gender differences in peer relationships:

Hi, Jon,    Thanks for calling upon "Allexperts" for sugestions for references to sexism in Shakespeare's works.    I recommend that you study "The Taming of The Shrew" and "The Merchant of Venice" for

2015-11-03 Understanding Shakespeare's work:

Hi, Pankhuri,    Thank you for calling upon "Allexperts" for suggestions on how to best learn to appreciate the genius of Shakespeare's works through careful reading and study.  A good classroom English

2014-12-18 Favorite novel.:

Hi, Prashant.    Thank you for calling upon "Allexperts" for an opinion regarding Shakespeare"s BEST work.    You are VERY correct when you state that this is difficult to answer, because so many of his

2014-10-13 Othello-Female Characters:

Hi, Rachel,    Thanks for calling upon "Allexperts" for an opinion regarding Shakespeare's portrayal of women in society through his female characters.    Your questions are similar to those I asked of

2013-12-10 Shakespeare:

Hi, Andrea,    Thanks for calling upon Allexperts for assistance in coming up with a research topic as you study Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.    Rather than dealing with the subject of love, which no

 

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