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Henrik Ibsen Vs Shakespeare

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Posted: 12/14/2011 10:00 PM

Henrik Ibsen Vs Shakespeare 






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    Play For Play, Who Is The Best?

  1. Poll closed on 12/21/2011
  2. Henrik Ibsen: 1 vote
  3. Billy Shakes: 1 vote
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Posted: 12/14/2011 10:27 PM

RE: Henrik Ibsen Vs Shakespeare 


Like most, I'm not as well versed on Henrik as I am Bill. Dollhouse, Ghost and one more I can't remember are the ones I'm familiar with..

Personally, I think Bill is overrated. That said, Troilus & Cressida is one of my favorite plays.

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Posted: 12/14/2011 10:42 PM

RE: Henrik Ibsen Vs Shakespeare 


Ghost is so epic. Says so much with so little. Love the themes behind the mother's views VS the priest's and how they represent a dichotomy shift in society in general. The Priest flipping out about the insurance policy was awesome.

I am going to guess the 3rd Ibsen play is "Pillars of Society"? Also epic. And possibly my favorite play ever. "Doll's House" is alright, not really my thing.

Last edited 12/14/2011 10:42 PM by dgLuvsTheMets

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Posted: 12/14/2011 10:51 PM

RE: Henrik Ibsen Vs Shakespeare 


Shakespeare plays:

I love Henry the 4th Part 1. My Shakespeare professor did it so much justice and then some.

Really, really like Hamlet, Macbeth, R And J, King Lear and Othello (IMO his best on a pure talent standpoint) - "the beast with two backs" - LMAO

I though Merchant of Venice was "eh" and As You Like It was really, really well written for a pastoral comedy.


At some point I want to read "Tempest", "Tony and Cleo", "Titus", and maybe Julious Cesar. And of course Henry the 4th Part 2 after I reread Part 1 yet again.
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