List of Songs Based On Poems - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

  • "Under the Greenwood Tree" by Donovan
  • The album When Love Speaks features several of Shakespeare's works set to music:
    • "When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes" performed by Rufus Wainwright (Sonnet 29)
    • "No more be grieved at that which thou hast done" performed by Keb' Mo' (Sonnet 35)
    • "The quality of mercy is not strained" performed by Des'ree (The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, scene 1)
    • "The Willow Song" performed by Barbara Bonney (Othello, Act IV, scene 3)
    • "Music to hear, why hearst thou music sadly" performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Sonnet 8)
    • "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" performed by Bryan Ferry (Sonnet 18)
  • Two pieces of Shakespeare's plays were set to music by Loreena McKennitt:
    • "Cymbeline" by Loreena McKennitt (Cymbeline, Act V, scene 2)
    • "Prospero's Speech" by Loreena McKennitt (The Tempest, Act V, scene 1)
  • "O Mistress Mine" by Emilie Autumn- Album: A Bit O' this & That (Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene III)
  • "Double Trouble", a song from the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack, has rearranged lyrics taken entirely from Macbeth (Act IV, scene I)

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Famous quotes by william shakespeare:

    Here’s a good world the while! Who is so gross
    That cannot see this palpable device?
    Yet who’s so bold but says he sees it not.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    There be some sports are painful, and their labor
    Delight in them sets off. Some kinds of baseness
    Are nobly undergone, and most poor matters
    Point to rich ends.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    You shall be as a father to my youth,
    My voice shall sound as you do prompt mine ear,
    And I will stoop and humble my intents
    To your well-practiced wise directions.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Out, out, brief candle!
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    What man dare, I dare.
    Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear,
    The armed rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger;
    Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves
    Shall never tremble. Or be alive again
    And dare me to the desert with thy sword.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)