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Comedies vs Tragedies

William Shakespeare's plays, as most people know have been around for four hundred years or so. The Bard wrote plays that were comedies. He also composed works that are tragedies. "Twelfth Night" and "As You Like It" are in the former category. "Romeo and Juliet" would be considered a tragedy. Both kinds of plays were written with great quality. "Hamlet", "Julius Caesar", "Othello" and "King Lear" are what most folks prefer, it would appear. This makes me want to ask: "what's going on here?" Preference for tragedies I cannot see; especially with all the shootings in the news recently. Over "Macbeth", I like "Much Ado About Nothing". In the end, all the characters dance and sing. Two couples get married, and wedding bells ring. Oh how wonderful it is to have a happy ending! Nobody gets killed, and everything turns out nice. Doesn't anybody here like to throw rice? Inspired by Shakespeare's works and the 1960 hit song "Let's Think About Living" by the late Bob Luman.

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Date: 4/5/2021 10:09:00 AM
Throwing rice is a Greek custom at weddings - a great tribute to a great poet and play writer William Shakespeare! Well penned, Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 4/4/2021 10:17:00 PM
Hello Robert ... such a brilliant writer is Shakespeare and his work continues to inspire stage actors. A fine verse as a tribute Robert - Lindsay
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Date: 4/3/2021 7:19:00 PM
I have enjoyed all of your poems about Shakespeare's plays. This one, too. A couple of years ago, I took down my collection and read all of his plays, some for the second or third time. It was a very worthwhile project. Good writing, Robert.
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