- File Size: 408 KB
- Print Length: 50 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 7, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0042AMG60
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #928,049 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Hear My Soul Speak : Shakespeare Wedding Quotations Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Often, teachers concentrate on the insults, but the words of love by Shakespeare are worth study as well. I use them in class, pairing a "love" assignment with an insult assignment. To me that makes Shakespeare great: he can cut you down and make you feel like a prince/princess equally well.
Use this collection in the class or any significant life event. I personally used Sonnet 116 on my wedding invitation, but I wish I had access to this book back in 1992 to maybe use one not as well-known. Anyway. With all the punny and cheesy one-liners out there, this book makes for some great lines to your spouse, significant other, GOOD friend, or what you will. Instead of "I do," what if one said, "When this ring parts from this finger, then parts life from hence?" Just saying...
And "all involved" isn't an exaggeration. If you're the groom, this book guides you toward some excellent Shakespearean material you can use. If you're the bride, you'll find suggestions and advice for incorporating Shakespeare into your ceremony. If you're attending a wedding, this book provides something appropriate to write in the guest book.
Morin's books isn't just a collection of random bits of Shakespeare--though it does have sections filled with carefully-considered quotations. Instead, Hear My Soul Speak provides a laid-back and colloquial encounter with different possible uses of Shakespeare in weddings.
For example, the book starts with a section on which sonnets might be used in a wedding and why. Morin offers good advice, straightforward explanation and annotation, and humorous asides. He examines Sonnet 130 ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun") at a level deeper than the typical high school explication does, but he concludes with a precautionary tale:
"Looked at from the right angle, [Sonnet 130] might well be the best wedding sonnet of them all. Of course, more than one bride has vetoed it on the grounds that 'No one is going to do a reading that says my breath reeks at my wedding!' Your mileage may vary."
Thoughout, Morin makes an impassioned defense for using Shakespeare--and for sticking to the Shakespearean text wherever possible. Certainly, he advises, you can change "your brother and my sister no sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved" to "your brother and my Aunt Betsy" or "your sister and I," but you should remain as faithful to the text as you can.
Hear My Soul Speak is a great handbook for incorporating Shakespeare into a wedding--whether yours or someone else's. And it's currently available for your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, or .pdf-reading electronic device so you can glance at it relatively unobtrusively during the festivities!
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