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

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

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 22 Mar 2012, 14:12

Theme: Insomnia

Quote: "That I might sleep out this great gap of time ..." (Antony and Cleoptra, ACT I, scene v)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 22 Mar 2012, 16:29

Theme: Engelbert Humperdinck

Quote: "These tedious old fools!" (Hamlet Act II sc ii)

Next theme: Full English breakfast


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 23 Mar 2012, 17:25

Cadbury's Creme Eggs have obviously defeated you all, so a different theme has now been chosen. See above.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 25 Mar 2012, 06:42

Theme: Full English Breakfast

Quote: "Some pigeons, Davy: a couple of short-legged hens, a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws, tell William cook." (Henry IV, Part 2, Act V, sc iii)

Next theme: British summertime (aka daylight saving)
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 25 Mar 2012, 07:17

Theme: British summertime (aka daylight saving)

Quote: "Light seeking light doth light of light beguile..." (Love's Labour's Lost Act I sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 25 Mar 2012, 08:03

Is that the lad who played The Riddler in the old Batman TV series?
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 25 Mar 2012, 08:26

Theme: Frank Gorshin George Gershwin

Quote: "Music? Ho! Music, such as charmeth sleep!" (A Midsummer Night's Dream, ACT IV, scene i)



Next theme: Wales, Six Nations Grand Slam winners
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 25 Mar 2012, 09:26

Theme: Wales, Six Nations Grand Slam winners

Quote: "And henceforth, let a Welsh correction teach you a good English condition. Fare ye well." (Henry V, Act V, sc ii)

I was tempted by A large top was kept in every village, to be whipped in frosty weather, that the peasants might be kept warm by exercise, and out of mischief while they could not work." from Twelth Night Act I sc iii, but I thought the Welsh part might be important to you.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 25 Mar 2012, 19:03

Theme: Art Galleries

Quote: "For in my gallery thy picture hangs." (Henry VI Part I Act II sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 25 Mar 2012, 23:20

Theme: The batmobile

Quote: "By the bright track of his fiery car, gives signal of a goodly day to-morrow. " (Richard III, ACT V, scene iii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 26 Mar 2012, 00:37

Theme: Gobstoppers

Quote: "They...began

to loathe the taste of sweetness, whereof a little

More than a little is by much too much" (Henry IV, Part One, Act III, Sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 26 Mar 2012, 08:06

Theme: Conservative fund-raising

Quote: "Come buy of me, come; come buy, come buy; Buy lads!" (A Winter's Tale, ACT IV, scene iv)





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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 02 Apr 2012, 11:43

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Quote: "avaricious, false, deceitful,
Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin
That has a name. Macbeth 4.3 70-3

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 02 Apr 2012, 12:13

Theme: Cornish pasties

Quote: "Come, we have a hot venison pasty to dinner." (Merry Wives of Windsor Act I sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 02 Apr 2012, 17:36

Theme: Jane Austen

Quote: "Much Ado About Nothing" (play title) Smile



Next theme: Cinderella (or Jane Austen's "Persuasion" if you prefer)
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 03 Apr 2012, 09:32

Some muddling of texts here. Fanny Price, the long-suffering, but rather irritatingly virtuous heroine of "Mansfield Park", is usually viewed as Jane Austen's Cinderella creation. Anne Elliot ("Persuasion") is rather different. However...

Theme: Cinderella (or Jane Austen's "Persuasion" if you prefer)

Quote: "Beauty, truth and rarity,

Grace in all simplicity,

Here enclosed in Cinders lie." (The Phoenix and the Turtle)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 00:41

Theme: Panic-Buying

Quote: How quickly nature falls into revolt
When gold becomes her object! (Henry IV Part Two, Act IV, sc v)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 01:06

Easter Eggs

Give me an egg, nuncle, and I'll give thee two
crowns.


King Lear, Act i scene iv

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 06 Apr 2012, 21:16

Theme: The moon

Quote: "Well shone, Moon!" (A Midsummer Night's Dream Act V sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 07 Apr 2012, 05:34

Theme: The Easter bunny

Quote: "...he capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes verse, he speaks holiday, he smells April and May..." (Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III, sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 07 Apr 2012, 18:36

Theme: Resurrection

Quote: "A most high miracle." (The Tempest Act V sc i)

Next theme: Russell's teapot.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 10 Apr 2012, 08:56

Theme: Russell's teapot

Quote: "Yet who's so blind, but says he sees it not?" (Richard III, ACT III, scene vi)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 10 Apr 2012, 16:00

Theme: Tom Jones

Quote: "His very hair is of the dissembling colour." (As You Like It Act III sc iv)

Next theme: Going bananas.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 11 Apr 2012, 07:19

Theme: Going bananas

Quote: "Oh, that way madness lies." (King Lear, Act III, sc iv)

Next theme: Lizzie Borden
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 11 Apr 2012, 07:58

Theme: Lizzie Borden

Quote: "this hand of mine
Is yet a maiden and an innocent hand,
Not painted with the crimson spots of blood.
Within this bosom never enter'd yet
The dreadful motion of a murderous thought;
And you have slander'd nature in my form,
Which, howsoever rude exteriorly,
Is yet the cover of a fairer mind
Than to be butcher ..."

(King John, ACT IV, scene ii)

(despite contemporary and subsequent assumption to the contrary Elizabeth Borden was found innocent of the murder of her father and stepmother)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 11 Apr 2012, 08:20

Not in the court of public opinion, so much, though. Apart from the maid, I think there was a lack of further available suspects.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 11 Apr 2012, 08:32

Borden's illegitimate half brother was in town, had ready access to the house, had been trying unsuccessfully to extort money from his father, and had told friends recently that he would kill him. He also skipped town on the evening of the murders. This was not brought up at the trial but had been recorded by the police during their investigation. The "court of public opinion" is what sends innocent Irishmen to prison in Britain for twenty years or more.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 11 Apr 2012, 09:22

Well, Elizabeth didn't go to prison at all. And I couldn't remember where she went after the trial but I see she stayed in her home town. She was either a very strong woman or the town accepted her innocence to a reasonable degree. I suppose staying put means you don't have to consider a new identity or people forever pointing at you.

If no one has taken up the new theme by my morning, I will give it a try but haven't time right now, sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 13 Apr 2012, 05:44

Theme: Welsh rabbit

Quote: "I had rather live

With cheese and garlick in a windmill, far

Than feed on cates." (Henry IV, Part One, Act III, sc i)

Next theme: Hair of the dog (or god as I typed first)
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 13 Apr 2012, 09:00

Theme: Hair of the dog

Quote: "Cure thy brains, now useless, boil'd within thy skull!" (The Tempest, ACT V, scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 16 Apr 2012, 14:13

Theme North Korea (rocket launch)



You had measured how long a fool you were upon the ground.
Cymbeline (1.2.26)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 18 Apr 2012, 12:22

Theme: Goal line technology

Quote: "It doth appear you are a worthy judge." (Merchant of Venice Act IV sc i)

Next theme: The Man Booker Prize
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 18 Apr 2012, 17:08

Man Booker Prize

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.

(still Merchant of Venice, 3, vii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 18 Apr 2012, 17:29

Theme: Deportation

Quote: "As for thee, boy, go get thee from my sight;

Thou art an exile, and thou must not stay." (Titus Andronicus Act III sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Apr 2012, 01:38

Theme: The Seven Deadly Sins

Quote: "Commit The oldest sins the newest kind of ways." Henry IV Part II, Act IV, sc v.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 29 Apr 2012, 18:50

Theme: Burning the cakes

"the making of the cake, the heating of the oven and the baking; nay, you must stay the cooling too, or you may chance to burn" (Troilus and Cressida, Act 1 Scene 1)

Next theme: The hosepipe ban
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Apr 2012, 09:23

Theme: The hosepipe ban

Quote: "Lawn as white as driven snow." (A Winter's Tale, ACT IV, scene iv)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Apr 2012, 13:32

Theme Taliban

"I'll never pause again, never stand still,
Till either death hath closed these eyes of mine
Or fortune given me measure of revenge".

3 Henry VI (2.3.31-3)


Next theme: The Leveson Inquiry
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Apr 2012, 18:30

Theme: The Leveson Inquiry:

"Words, words, words" (Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 04 May 2012, 14:45

Theme: Traffic jams

Quote: "Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not." (Timon of Athens Act I sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 04 May 2012, 22:57

Theme: A.A. Gill

Quote: "Man delights not me; no, nor woman neither" (Hamlet, Act 2 Sc. 2)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 05 May 2012, 14:16

Theme: Mary Beard

Quote: "Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile..." (King Lear Act IV sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 06 May 2012, 07:47

Tree pollen is not a good theme - it was for hay fever sufferers only. May I give a quote and then (after sneezing several times) try again?

"How have mine eyes out of their spheres been fitted

In the distraction of this madding fever?"

(Sonnet 119)
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 06 May 2012, 07:50

Theme: Mary Beard

Quote: "Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile..." (King Lear Act IV sc ii)

Next theme: The supermoon or perigee-syzygy
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 06 May 2012, 08:32

Theme: The supermoon or perigree-whatsit...

Quote: “O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb" (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 06 May 2012, 08:51

Theme: Greece

Quote: "The plague of Greece upon thee, thou mongrel beef-witted lord!" (Troilus and Cressida Act II sc i)

Next theme: The Furies
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 06 May 2012, 10:58

Is that "The Furies" as in classical mythology or as in "... with Davey Arthur"? If the latter I have already several quotes which describe Finbar to a T.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 06 May 2012, 18:01

Theme: Greece

Quote: "The plague of Greece upon thee, thou mongrel beef-witted lord!" (Troilus and Cressida Act II sc i)

Next theme: The Fureys (Ballyfermot) or the Furies (Hades) or ex-President Sarkozy
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 07 May 2012, 13:34

Theme: Ex-president Sarkozy

Quote: "A silly dwarf." (Henry VI Part I, ACT II, scene iii)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 08 May 2012, 04:02

Theme: The Greek election results

Quote: "Oft expectation fails, and most oft there

Where most it promises; and oft it hits

Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits." All's Well that Engs Well, Act II, sc i.

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