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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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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 Feb 2012, 10:52

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 Feb 2012, 11:07

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 Feb 2012, 12:41

OK then, let's change it to someone far more interesting.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 11 Feb 2012, 00:26

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Theme: Boris Johnson

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

Theme: Kate Moss

Quote: I would rather be in the company of a witty fool than a foolish wit.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 11 Feb 2012, 00:55

Will a stage direction do?

Fabio Capello

"Exit pursued by a bear"
Winter's Tale Act 3 scene iii


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 11 Feb 2012, 09:38

Topic: Health Reform Bill



Quote: The safety and health of this whole state; And therefore must his choice be circumscribed: Unto the voice and yielding of that body: Whereof he is the head. Hamlet, Act 1 Scene iii.



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 11 Feb 2012, 09:47

Theme: Time Team

Quiote: "The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral..."

(Hamlet Act II sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 11 Feb 2012, 10:14

Theme: David Starkey

Quote: "Sharp and sententious; pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, audacious without impudency, learned without opinion, and strange without heresy." (Love's Labour's Lost, ACT V, scene i)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 26 Feb 2012, 11:55

Theme Michael Wood



Quote "Ay me! for aught that ever I could read,
Could ever hear by tale or history" (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I, sc i)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 01 Mar 2012, 08:04

Theme: The Oscars

Quote: "Well, here is my leg." (Henry IV Part I Act II sc iv)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 01 Mar 2012, 08:22

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 01 Mar 2012, 08:27

Theme: Internet Service Providers

Quote: "Shall I be plain? I wish the bastards dead." (Richard III, ACT IV, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 01 Mar 2012, 22:17

Theme: Davy Jones of The Monkees

Quote: "Dead." (Antony and Cleopatra Act I sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 01 Mar 2012, 22:42

Theme: Norman's fruit cake

Quote: "Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour." (Richard II, ACT I, scene iii)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 02 Mar 2012, 05:09

Theme: Billy Connolly

Quote: "When a man's verses cannot be understood, nor a man's good wit seconded with the forward child, understanding, it strikes a man more dead than a great reckoning in a little room." (As You Like It, Act III, sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 02 Mar 2012, 22:31

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"Doubt that the Sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar" Hamlet 2, ii

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 06 Mar 2012, 14:31

Theme: Budget Day

Quote: "Too little payment for so great a debt." (The Taming of the Shrew, ACT V, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 07 Mar 2012, 11:08

Theme: Tickets for the London Olympics



In every mess have folly and the feeders: (A Winters Tale: Act 4)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:07

Jamaica

Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.


The Tempest, Act 3 scene ii

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 07 Mar 2012, 17:21

Theme: Ambushes

Quote: "I am surprised with an uncouth fear; A chilling sweat o'er-runs my trembling joints: My heart suspects more than mine eye can see." (Titus Andronicus, ACT II, scene iii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 08 Mar 2012, 12:52

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"I know a place where the wild thyme blows
where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
quite over canopied with luscious woodbine
with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine"
A Midsummer Nights Dream Act 5, Scene1.


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 11 Mar 2012, 09:43

No takers?.

"The game is up"

Cymbelline Act 3 Scene3

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 11 Mar 2012, 09:52

... was tempted to go for the "sound and fury signifying nothing" one, but I'll save it for something more apt. What about:

Theme: Party Political Conferences

Quote: "You cloudy princes and heart-sorrowing peers, That bear this mutual heavy load of moan, Now cheer each other in each other's love Though we have spent our harvest." (Richard III, ACT III, scene ii)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 11 Mar 2012, 16:43

The Mili Band of Brothers

We came into the world like brother and brother;
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.


Comedy of Errors Act V s i
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 11 Mar 2012, 16:54

Another theme please?
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 11 Mar 2012, 19:52

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 12 Mar 2012, 09:31

Usurpers



"For though usurpers sway the rule awhile, Yet heavens are just, and time suppresseth wrongs. Henry VI Part 3 3.3

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 12 Mar 2012, 09:42

Theme: DNA

Quote: "What a piece of work is a man!...how infinite in faculty! in form, and moving, how express and admirable...and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?" Hamlet Act II, sc ii

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 12 Mar 2012, 15:35

Theme: Sight-seeing

Quote: "To the monument...

To the monument!". (Antony and Cleopatra Act IV sc xiii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 12 Mar 2012, 16:46

From the same play and act ...

Theme: Monumental hangovers

Quote: "I am dying, Egypt, dying. Give me some wine, and let me speak a little!" (Antony and Cleopatra, ACT IV, scene xv)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 16 Mar 2012, 04:36

Theme: Nuns

Quote: "Thou sober-suited matron[s], all in black,

And learn me how to lose a winning match,

Played for a pair of stainless maidenhoods."

(Romeo and Juliet Act III sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 16 Mar 2012, 14:17

Theme: the gallows

"The gallows-maker;for that frame outlives a thousand tenants"

Hamlet Act 5, Scene 1

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 16 Mar 2012, 14:34

Theme: Hosepipe ban

Quote: "In summer's drought I'll drop upon thee still!" (Titus Andronicus, ACT III, scene i)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 16 Mar 2012, 15:09

Next theme: Vestal Virgin High Priestesses

Quote: "We'll set thy statue in some holy place,

And have thee reverenced like a blessed saint:

Employ thee, then, sweet virgin, for our good." (Henry VI Part I Act III sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 16 Mar 2012, 15:26

Theme: State Banquets at the White House

"Eight wild boars roasted whole for breakfast, but twelve persons there"
Anthony and Cleopatra, Act 2, Scene1

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 16 Mar 2012, 16:02

Theme: Gambling

Quote: "Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good student from his book, and it is wonderful." (Merry Wives of Windsor Act III sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 17 Mar 2012, 21:14

Theme: Mothering Sunday

Quote: "Irreligious piety!" (Titus Andronicus, ACT I, scene i)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 18 Mar 2012, 15:37

Theme: Edgar Allan Poe

Quote: "The Raven himself is hoarse

That croaks the fateful entrance of Duncan

Under my battlements." (Macbeth Act I sc v)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 18 Mar 2012, 22:26

Theme: The Archbishop of Canterbury

Quote: "Bishop, farewell!" (Henry VI Part III, ACT IV, scene v)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 18 Mar 2012, 23:01

Theme: The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons)

Quote: "Here's a small trifle of wives. Alas, fifteen wives is nothing! Eleven widows and nine maids is a simple coming-in for one man."

(The Merchant of Venice Act II sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 18 Mar 2012, 23:06

Theme: Speaking in tongues

Quote: "Endeavour thyself to sleep, and leave thy vain bibble babble." (Twelfth Night, ACT IV, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 18 Mar 2012, 23:19

Theme: The Stone of Scone

Quote: "Will you to Scone?" (Macbeth Act II sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 18 Mar 2012, 23:30

Theme: Fruity scones

Quote: "Fetch more spices, nurse.

Nurse: They call for dates and quinces in the pastry." (Romeo and Juliet: Act IV, sc iv



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(Must remember not to waste too much time on these. I spent ages looking for a suitable quote on Latter Day Saints, and then it's too late!)
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 18 Mar 2012, 23:32

Same here - I'd just found the same quote viz:

Fruity scones

"They call for dates and quinces in the pastry."

Romeo and Juliet Act 4, Sc iv
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 19 Mar 2012, 10:16

Theme: Rock climbing

Quote: "Yea, man and birds are fain of climbing high." (Henry VI Part II, ACT II, scene i)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 19 Mar 2012, 17:04

Theme: William Topaz McGonagall

Quote: "Was it the proud, full sail of his great verse...

Was it his spirit, by spirits taught to write

Above a mortal pitch, that struck me dead?" (Sonnet LXXXVI)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 20 Mar 2012, 10:02

Theme: Squabbles

Quote: "A Norman was't?" (Hamlet, ACT IV, scene vii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 20 Mar 2012, 16:03

Jenson Button

we are not overhappy; on Fortune's cap we are not the very Button.



Hamlet A2 sii



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 20 Mar 2012, 16:15

Theme: Lewis Hamilton

Quote: "And thou shalt be the third." (Henry VI Part III, ACT V,scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 22 Mar 2012, 08:24

Next theme: John Lewis

Quote: "Say that I linger'd with you at your shop." (The Comedy of Errors" Act III sc i)

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