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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 21:28

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Meet it is I set it down, that one may smile, and smile, and be a villain."

Hmmph, sounds like our Prime Minister. All charm and nothing else much.

Theme: Oscar Wilde

Quote: "Since the little wit that fools have was silenced, the little foolery that wise men have makes a great show." As you Like It, Act I, sc ii.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 21:48

Theme: Scott of the Antarctic

Quote: "It is certain that when he makes water his urine is congealed ice." (Measure for Measure, Act III, scene ii)





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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 27 Jan 2012, 13:42

Theme: Bangkok

Quote: "And though I make this marriage for my peace,

I'th'East my pleasure lies." (Antony and Cleopatra Act II sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 27 Jan 2012, 15:17

Theme: Heathrow

"I have not slept one wink"( Cymbelline Act 3 Scene 3)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 27 Jan 2012, 18:06

Theme: Computers

Quote: "The choice and master spirits of this age." (Julius Caesar Act III sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 27 Jan 2012, 20:06

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Remember who commended thy yellow stockings

Twelfth Night
Act 2 scene v

Banker's bonuses.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 07:46

Theme: Bankers' bonuses

Quote: "Ha, ha! What a fool Honesty is! And Trust his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman! (The Winter's Tale Act IV sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 12:53

Theme:The Royal Military Academy,Sandhurst

"I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it"

As You Like It, Act 2 Scene 4.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 13:26

Theme: the weather



Quote: "We have seen better days". - (Timon of Athens Act IV, Scene II).



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 15:55

Theme: Microwave Ovens



‘I go, and it is done; the bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell
That summons thee to heaven or to hell.’


(Macbeth: Act II, Scene 1)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 16:19

Theme: Plates

Quote: "...your honours have seen such dishes; they are not China dishes, but very good dishes..." (Measure For Measure Act II sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 19:35

Theme: Pilates



Our bodies are our gardens, to the which
our wills are gardeners:

(Othello: Act I, Scene 3)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 20:27

Pontius Pilate :

Out, damn'd spot! out, I say!—One; two: why, then
'tis time to do't.—Hell is murky.—Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier, and
afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our
pow'r to accompt?

Macbeth Act 5 scene i

High speed rail
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 28 Jan 2012, 21:05

Theme: High speed rail

Quote: "This fool's speed be cross'd with slowness" (Cymbeline, Act III, scene v)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 02:06

Theme: Moving House



RODERIGO: Is that true? Why, then Othello and Desdemona return again to Venice.

IAGO: O, no; he goes into Mauritania and takes away with him the fair Desdemona, unless his abode be lingered here by some accident:

(Othello: Act IV, Scene2)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 07:17

Theme: Heart transplants

Quote: "My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar." (Julius Caesar, Act III, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 09:06

Theme: The London doubledecker bus



Quote: I am to wait, though waiting so be hell: (Sonnet 58)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 14:25

Theme: The EU



There are as many Shakespearean quotes in favour as are against!



Combine your hearts in one, your realms in one!
As man and wife, being two, are one in love,
So be there 'twixt your kingdoms such a spousal,
That never may ill office, or fell jealousy,
Which troubles oft the bed of blessed marriage,
Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms,
To make divorce of their incorporate league;
(Henry V; Act V, Scene 2)






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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 14:37

Oh, Oz - you write so tiny!



Theme: Scottish Independence

Quote: "Now call we our high court of parliament;
And let us choose such limbs of noble counsel,
That the great body of our state may go
In equal rank with the best govern'd nation
" (Henry IV Part II, Act V, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 15:13

Theme: The Roadrunner and Wile. E. Coyote



Sorry about the size of my text. It’s normal when I type it but always reduces when posted. I will try fiddling with the font size again.



For 'tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petar; …


(Hamlet; Act III, Scene 2)



Next Theme: Shakespeare


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 15:16

Theme: The Roadrunner and Wile. E. Coyote


For 'tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petar; …


(Hamlet; Act III, Scene 2)


Next Theme: Shakespeare

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Jan 2012, 16:37

Theme: Shakespeare

Quote: "He was a man, take him for all in all,

I shall not look upon his like again." (Hamlet Act I sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Jan 2012, 00:56

Theme: Lady Antonia Fraser

Quote: "She told him stories to delight his ear; She show'd him favours to allure his eye." from The Passionate Pilgrim, Poem 1.

[I only know Antonia Fraser as a an author of historical biographies, but I gather from google that she is also known for her relationships, mostly with Harold Pinter.]

Next theme: Harold Pinter (why not?)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Jan 2012, 01:07

Harold Pinter

The rest is silence
Hamlet Act 5 Scene ii


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Jan 2012, 09:17

Theme: A Birthday Party

Quote: "This candle burns not clear: 'tis I must snuff it,

Then out it goes." (Henry VIII Act III sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 31 Jan 2012, 14:31

Theme: David Hockney



Quote:
"The common curse of mankind, - folly and ignorance". - (Troilus and Cressida Act II, Scene III).


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 01 Feb 2012, 03:04

Theme: Roller Skates

Quote: Trimphs for nothing, and lamenting toys, Is jollity for apes, and grief for boys. Cymbeline Act IV, Sc ii



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 01 Feb 2012, 03:30

I have gone through this (a bigger job than I had anticipated) and here are the topics we have had so far, in case there are people with memories like mine. Apologies for any missing, and spelling mistakes.

Tony Blair, George W Bush, Duke of Edinburgh, Pop Idol, Boris Johnson, Kate Moss, Nigel Kennedy, Nick Clegg, Prince Harry, Madonna, Idi Amin, Jonathon Ross, Sumo wrestling, Barack Obama, Google, Wikipedia, FIFA World Cup, Smurfs, Dentist’s waiting room, Stephen Hawking, Harrods, Airports, Mitt Romney, John Cleese, Richard Dawkins, Walmart, BBC, Archers, Gardeners’ Question Time, Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, Canada, USS Enterprise, Oil, Princess Diana, Downton Abbey, Russell Crowe, Higgs Bosom thinkgy, Mobile phones, Euro, McDonald’s, Paul Daniels, Vacuum cleaner, Reality TV, Religion, Republican primaries, Bill Gates, Star Trek, Divorce, The Iron Lady, Sandra Bullock, Brian Blessed, Page 3 girls, Laurence Olivier, Dentist’s drill, Disneyland, Simon Cowell, Flared Jeans, Ant and Dee, Jools Holland, Haggis, Banks, Res Historica, St George, Arthur Scargill, Supermarket queues, Chinese meals, The Big Bang, Credit cards, Titanic, ASBOs, Genealogy, Nice cup of tea, Rolling Stones, Essex girls, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Formula One Motor Racing, Jereny Clarkson, Ricahrd III Society, Oscar Wilde, Scott of the Antarctic, Bangkok, Heathrow, Computers, Top Shop, Bankers’ bonuses, Rpyal Military Academy Sandhurst, The Weather, Microwave ovens, Plates, Pilates, Pontius Pilate, High speed rail, Moving house, Heart Transplants, London doubledecker buses, EU, Scottish independence, Roadrunner and Wile.E Coyote, Shakespeare, Lady Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter, A birthday party, Roller Skates, William Bligh.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 01 Feb 2012, 10:12

Theme: William Bligh

Quote: "Do not abuse my master's Bounty!" (Antony and Cleopatra, Act V, scene ii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 02 Feb 2012, 12:55

Theme: Ireland

Quote: "Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises,

Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.

Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments

Will hum about mine ears and sometime voices..."

(The Tempest Act III sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 02 Feb 2012, 13:09

Oh Temps… I’ve been struggling with that one… I don’t suppose it helps my schoolboys book of Shakespeare quotes has more pages missing than are there. It’s well thumbed pages are falling to pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 02 Feb 2012, 13:18

Theme: The Oscars

Quote: "Then came each actor on his ass." (Hamlet, Act II, scene ii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 03 Feb 2012, 04:00

Theme: The Superbowl

Quote: And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe,

And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot (As You Like It, Act II, sc vii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 05 Feb 2012, 09:36

Theme: Christmas Cards

Quote: And at the door too, like a post with packets (King Henry VIII, Act V, sc ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 05 Feb 2012, 10:37

Theme: Cricket

Quote: "Why, this is very midsummer madness." (Twelfth Night Act III sc iv)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 05 Feb 2012, 11:04

Theme: Emoticons

Quote: "Yea the illiterate, that know not how
To cipher what is writ in learned books,
Will quote their loathsome trespass in these looks"

(The Rape of Lucrecia)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 05 Feb 2012, 12:33

Theme: The Magic Roundabout



Quote: Of my whole course of love; what drugs, what charms, What conjuration and what mighty magic, (Othello, Act I, sc iii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 05 Feb 2012, 13:04

Theme: Strictly Come Dancing

Quote: "You and I are past our dancing days." (Romeo and Juliet Act I sc v)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 05 Feb 2012, 20:41

Theme: Murrayfield

Quote: "There is not such a word spoke of in Scotland as this term of fear!" (Henry IV Part I, Act IV, scene i)

(ok - irony then)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 08:56

Theme: Yogi Bear

Quote: Stealing and giving odour. (Twelfth Night, 1.1.1-7)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 12:44

Theme: The Mayan Calendar

Quote: "... fickle, false and full of fraud!" (Venus and Adonis)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 16:42

Michael Jackson

Myself the man i' the moon do seem to be.
Midsummer Night's Dream Act 5 scene i


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 16:46

We've done him.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 17:00

So? Do you not agree that he should be done again - and again, and again, till he gives up?


Otherwise, how about Arthur Mullard?


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 19:40

I've never heard of him, so he won't do. (Not very familiar with Simon Cowell either - is he to do with a reality programme, dancing or something? Maybe that's someone else.)

Never said how much I liked your quote for Harold Pinter - very good.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 20:20

Theme: Arthur Mullard

Quote: "I am afraid this great lubber, the world will prove a cockney." (Twelfth Night, Act IV, scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 21:28

Theme: Neil Armstrong

Quote: "...Thou sure and firm-set earth,

Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear

The very stones prate of my whereabouts."

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 07 Feb 2012, 22:18

Archaeology

How long will a man lie i' the earth ere he rot?
I' faith, if he be not rotten before he die--as we
have many pocky corses now-a-days, that will scarce
hold the laying in--he will last you some eight year
or nine year: a tanner will last you nine year.
Hamlet Act 5 scene i

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 08 Feb 2012, 13:06

Theme: Booking a Holiday

Quote: "Come, woo me, woo me; for now I am in a holiday humour, and like enough to consent!" (As You Like It, ACT IV, scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 Feb 2012, 07:26

Theme: Slippers

Quote: "Pray, walk softly; do not heat thy blood." Pericles, Act IV, scene 1

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 Feb 2012, 09:27

Theme: The peace movement

Quote: "...plant love among us!

Throng our large temples with the shows of peace,

And not our streets with war!"

(Coriolanus Act III sc iii)

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