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Readers Respond: Your Top Romantic Shakespeare Moments

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From the article: Shakespeare Love Quotes

When it comes to being romantic, Shakespeare wins outright. After all, he did write Romeo and Juliet – the ultimate love story ever written!

His plays and sonnets are littered with some of the most famous love quotes ever and he is credited with writing the most romantic poem ever written: Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee To Summer’s Day – a perfect Valentine’s Day poem.

But what are your most romantic Shakespeare moments? What sets your heart aflutter?

Midsummer nights dream

Never has history told not tall tale read that the course of true love ever did run smooth
—Guest Mary Melendez

ultimate love

I think W.S outdid himself in expressing what ultimate love is, and that to me is when Juliet at the ball falls irrevocably in love with Romeo even when his identity was revealed as a Montague. What other way to experience love than when it is forbidden and moreso, with your 'enemy'. They both paid the ultimate price: their lives. This inevitably brought their two feuding families together, albeit too late. Romeo and Juliet have remained the most famous reference to an all-consuming, all- powerful love of all times. That is the power of love.
—Guest julie amadi

Oberon Directs the Fairies' Blessing

Now, until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray. To the best bride-bed will we, Which by us shall blessed be; And the issue there create Ever shall be fortunate. So shall all the couples three Ever true in loving be; And the blots of Nature's hand Shall not in their issue stand; Never mole, hare lip, nor scar, Nor mark prodigious, such as are Despised in nativity, Shall upon their children be. With this field-dew consecrate, Every fairy take his gait; And each several chamber bless, Through this palace, with sweet peace; And the owner of it blest Ever shall in safety rest. Trip away; Made no stay; Meet me all by break of day.
—Guest Diana

Desdamona Defends Her Love

In Act I, Scene iii Desdamona and Othello must prove their love, not to each other but to Desdamona's father Brabantio and the Duke of Venice -- a doubtful if not hostile audience. Their ability, especially Desdamona's, to prove their love to a skeptical audience goes beyond proclamations of love one to another.
—DAWGELAMA

Twelfth Night

... when Viola has to sit through Feste's sad song of death, while Orsino thinks its only a sweet melody... .. and when she invents "a sister" and reveals her pain through that fiction she creates.
—Guest Joe Earls

EXCELLENT

Now that is it... I just love it i love w.shakespare and his writting
—Guest LIPIKA

Twelfth Night

There is a moment when Count Orsino is sending Viola off again to woo the woman he thinks he loves (instead of Viola who is dressed as a boy.) While he's sending her away, he gives her a look which is key to the plausibility of the whole love story.
—childrenslibrarian
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