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IQ: For love of The Bard 

A skeptic once said that the only reason Shakespeare is still so popular is his wondrous command of the English language. I must ever so humbly disagree. Shakespeare understood human nature, that ineffable quality that makes us who we are. Shakespeare ranks up there with Leonardo DaVinci, Beethoven, John Coltrane, Chaucer, Jane Austen, and countless others who have contributed something to the human race which will never be erased and will always inspire us. This knave offers humble thanks.

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  • James Emery

Jake Emery
Teacher
Neighborhood: Fountain Valley

Whats your favorite line of Shakespeare? Well, the one I know the best is To be or not to be

Whens the last time you saw a Shakespeare play? Well, a full play? Its been quite a while. Id say over five years.

What character do you most closely resemble from a Shakespeare play? Falstaff.

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  • Laine Smith

Laine Smith
Retired
Neighborhood: North West

Whats your favorite line of Shakespeare? To thy known self be true.

Whens the last time you saw a Shakespeare play? Last year when TheatreWorks put it on.

What character do you most closely resemble from a Shakespeare play? I have no idea. I hope not Lady Macbeth.

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  • R.M. Myers

R.M. Myers
Attorney
Neighborhood: Washington, PA

Whats your favorite line of Shakespeare? Out, out damn spot! Lady Macbeth trying to wash out the blood that was on her hands.

Whens the last time you saw a Shakespeare play? Last summer -- Othello.

What character do you most closely resemble from a Shakespeare play? Im not going to say Lady Macbeth. I guess Kate [from] The Taming of the Shrew.

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  • Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis
Server
Neighborhood: Manitou Springs

Whats your favorite line of Shakespeare? Goodnight, sweet prince. May flights of angels sing you to thy sleep.

Whens the last time you saw a Shakespeare play? I think two years ago I saw Two Gentlemen of Verona with TheatreWorks.

What character do you most closely resemble from a Shakespeare play? I most closely resemble Kira from Much Ado about Nothing.

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