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PostSubject: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 09:13

It is said that Willy Wobble-weapon has a bon mot to cover every situation and a pithy quote which sums up every notable character. So let's test this out. I kick off with a person or event and if you can find the suitable(st) quote you carry on with a challenge to the next person, and so on ...

If we manage between us to get a number of apt theme-quote combos I'll set them up as a poll and we can vote on the best one.

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Here's how it works:


Theme: Tony Blair

Quote: Oh villain, villain, smiling damned villain! (Hamlet, Act I, scene V)



Ok? Next theme;

Theme: George W Bush


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 12:39

Theme: George W. Bush

Quote: "The portrait of a blinking idiot." (The Merchant of Venice, Act II, scene ii)

Theme:The Duke of Edinburgh
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 13:49

Theme; The Duke of Edinburgh

Quote: His reasons are as two grains of wheat in two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search. (The Merchant of Venice, Act I, scene i)



Theme: Pop Idol
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 14:15

Theme: Pop Idol

Quote: "I had rather be a kitten and cry mew/Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers." Henry IV Part 1 Act III scene i

Theme: Sir Fred Goodwin
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 16:28

Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgment old,
Your answer had not been inscroll'd:
Fare you well; your suit is cold.
Cold, indeed; and labour lost:

Merchant of Venice Act 2 scene v

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 16:48

Theme: Boris Johnson

Quote: "Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." (Twelfth Night: Act I sc v)

Theme: Kate Moss
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 16:57

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety; other women cloy 272
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies;
Anthony and Cleopatra Act II scene 2


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 17:03

Theme: Nigel Kennedy

Quote: "I have a reasonable good ear in music." (A Midsummer Night's Dream Act IV sc 1)

Theme: Girls Aloud
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 18:27

Girls Aloud

What a caterwauling do you keep here!

Twelfth Night Act 2 scene iii

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 18:31

LOL

Theme: Nick Clegg

Quote: "I am a feather for each wind that blows." (The Winter's Tale Act II sc iii)

Theme: Prince Harry
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 18:45

Prince Harry

Most subject is the fattest soil to weeds;
And he, the noble image of my youth,
Is overspread with them.

Henry IV part II Act 4 scene iv
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 18:58

Next theme please!
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 20:12

Sorry - must have trimmed her off when I was setting it out!

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 20:41

Madonna:

Say that she rail; why then I’ll tell her plain
She sings as sweetly as a nightingale.

Taming of the Shrew, Act 2,Sc1

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 20:55

Indeed, I am in the waist two yards about:

Merry Wives of Windsor, 1,2.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 20 Jan 2012, 21:11

Theme: Jonathan Ross

Quote: ... he was full of jests, and gipes, and knaveries, and mocks; I have forgot his name. (Henry V, Act IV, scene vii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 01:38

The eldest of the three wrestled with Charles, the
duke's wrestler; which Charles in a moment threw him
and broke three of his ribs, that there is little
hope of life in him
As you like it - Act 1 scene ii

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 09:58

Theme: Barack Obama

Quote: "O! The fierce wretchedness that glory brings us." (Timon of Athens Act IV sc ii)

Next Theme: Google
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 11:39

Theme: Google

Quote: "What is it you will see? If aught of woe or wonder, cease your search!" (Hamlet, Act V, scene ii)





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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 17:06

Theme: Wikipedia

Quote: "They are the books, the arts, the academes/That show, contain, and nourish all the world." (Love's Labour's Lost Act IV sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 17:17

Theme: The FIFA World Cup

Quote: "When the sun shines let foolish gnats make sport!" (Comedy of Errors, Act II, scene ii)





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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 18:24

Theme: The Smurfs




Quote: "That it should come to this!” - Hamlet (Act I, Scene II).




Next theme: dentist’s waiting room.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 18:39

Oh bravo Norman! I have been waiting to see if anyone could find anything on little blue people in Shakey's Sacred Scribblings, but that was even better.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 19:11

Quote :
Next theme: dentist’s waiting room

For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.

Much Ado Act 5 S 1
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 20:11

Next theme please!
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 20:21

Next theme please!
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 21:14

Hi Gil. Next theme?/???
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 21:16

Re-posting it

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 21:47

Theme: Stephen Hawking


Quote: "True is it that we have seen better days". – As you like it (Act II, Scene VII).


Next theme: At the launderette
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 21:55

Theme: At the launderette.

Quote: "The white sheet bleaching on the hedge..." (The Winter's Tale Act IV sc ii)

Next theme: Harrods
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 21 Jan 2012, 22:27

Theme: Harrods

Quote: "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" -As You Like It (Act II, Scene IV).

Next theme: airports

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 00:32

Theme: Airports


Quote: He doth me wrong to feed me with delays. (Titus Andronicus, Act IV, scene iii)






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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 02:48

Theme: Mitt Romney

Quote: "This might be the pate of a politician, which this ass now o'er-reaches; one that would circumvent God, might it not?" (Hamlet, Act III, sc i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 05:19

Theme: John Cleese




Quote: "Do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?" - (Hamlet Act III, Scene II).



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 07:58

Theme: Television

Quote: "Lechery, lechery; still wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion." (Troilus and Cressida Act V sc ii)

Next theme: Richard Dawkins
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 08:06

Theme: Richard Dawkins

Quote: The very opener and intelligencer between the grace, the sanctities of heaven,
And our dull workings.
O, who shall believe but you misuse the reverence of your place!

(Henry IV, Part II - Act IV, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 13:26

Theme: Walmart

Quote: "There is money. Spend it, spend it; spend more..." (The Merry Wives of Windsor Act II sc ii)

Next theme: The BBC
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 13:46

Theme: The BBC

Quote:
"All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts" - (As You Like It. Act II, Scene VII).



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 14:33

Theme: The Archers

Quote: "That affable familiar ghost..." (Sonnet 86)

Next theme: Gardeners' Question Time
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 15:46

Theme: Gardeners' Question Time

Quote: Fairies use flowers for their charactery.

(Merry Wives of Windsor, Act V, scene v)




Next theme: Philippa Gregory
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 16:24

LOL

Theme: Philippa Gregory

Quote: "Nothing comes amiss, so money comes withal." (The Taming of the Shrew Act I sc ii)

Next Theme: Alison Weir
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 22 Jan 2012, 18:11

Theme: Alison Weir

Quote: Alas, I am a woman, friendless, hopeless! (Henry VIII, Act III, scene i)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 09:53

Found a better one for Alison:

Theme: Alison Weir

Quote: It is a kind of history. (The Taming of the Shrew, Prologue, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 10:34

I'm stumped for one on Canada
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 11:53

normanhurst wrote:
I'm stumped for one on Canada

Hi Norm,

Me too. Here's a poor offering, just to get things moving again...

Theme: Canada

Quote: "...a wonderful piece of work which not to have been blessed withal would have discredited your travel." (Ant and Cleo Act I sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 12:02

Theme: The USS Enterprise

Quote: Ne'er heard I of a warlike Enterprise more venturous or desperate than this! (Henry IV, Part I, Act II, scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 12:19

Theme: The Six Million Dollar Man



Quote: What a piece of work is a man (Hamlet, Act II, Scene II)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 12:31

Smile


Theme: Oil

Quote: Nature, on each Bush, lays her full mess before you. (Timon of Athens, Act IV, scene iii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 12:35

Theme: Princess Diana

Quote: "I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you." (Twelfth Night Act V sc i)

Next theme: Downton Abbey
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 14:00

Theme: Downton Abbey

Quote: Between the acting of a dreadful thing and the first motion, all the interim is like a phantasma, or a hideous dream (Julius Caesar, Act II, scene i)




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