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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 15 Jul 2012, 11:58

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Quote: "Gloves as sweet as damask roses" (A Winter's Tale Act IV Sc. 4)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 15 Jul 2012, 12:15

Theme: Birthday cards

Quote: "I must go send some better messenger: I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, receiving them from such a worthless post." (Two Gentlemen of Verona, ACT I, scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 15 Jul 2012, 12:57

Chastity Belts

"my person, my extremest means,
Lie all unlock'd to your occasions" Merchant of Venice I,i

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 15 Jul 2012, 14:53

Theme: Bastille Day

Quote: "It hath been the untimely emptying." (Macbeth, ACT IV, scene iii)

(Only one prisoner was inside when the mob stormed it)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 15 Jul 2012, 15:25

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Quote: "I shall not need spectacles" (King Lear, Act I Scene II)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 15 Jul 2012, 15:32

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Quote: "Instruct us, boy; what dream, boy?" (Henry IV Part II Act II sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 15 Jul 2012, 21:45

Theme - Birthday Cards.

Age I do abhor thee, youth I do adore thee.

The Passionate Pilgrim

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 16 Jul 2012, 10:02

We're on Frankie Howerd, Alan.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 16 Jul 2012, 13:39

Frankie Howerd

"And sometime lurk I in a gossip's bowl"

Midsummer Nights Dream, II, i



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 16 Jul 2012, 15:50

Rangers - the gift that keeps on giving, I think this is their third time in the challenge! Smile

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Quote: "Nay, that were a punishment too good for them!" (Much Ado About Nothing - ACT III, scene iii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 16 Jul 2012, 22:58

Theme: Enid Blyton's books banned from libraries on grounds of political correctness

Quote: "And now I will unclasp a secret book,
And to your quick-conceiving discontents
I'll read you matter deep and dangerous,
As full of peril and adventurous spirit
" (Henry IV Part I, Act I Scene III)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 17 Jul 2012, 11:06

Theme: Circle

Quote: "Why, how now, monsieur, what a life is this,

That your poor friends must woo your company?" (As You Like It Act II sc vii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 17 Jul 2012, 18:05

Theme: The bell on Noddy's hat

Quote: "And bid the merry bells ring to thine ear" (Henry IV Part 2, Act 4, Scene 5)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 17 Jul 2012, 18:42

Theme: Big Ears

Quote: He wrings him by the ears. (Stage direction - The Taming of the Shrew Act I sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jul 2012, 09:28

Bump.



Last attempt to revive interest in the Challenge. I've changed the theme yet again. This, my fourth attempt of the week, is inspired by "A Dangerous Method". Keira Knightley's chin is particularly good in this film. Positively Habsburgian.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jul 2012, 10:52

Theme: Carl Jung/Sigmund Freud

"O,that way madness lies; let me shun that"

King Lear, Act 3 Scene 4.


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jul 2012, 11:02

Theme: The Naked Rambler

Quote: "Whether your costard or my ballow be the harder, chill be plain with you!" (King Lear, ACT IV, scene vi)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jul 2012, 11:15

Theme: Beans on toast

Quote: "Such wind as scatters young men through the world," (The Taming of the Shrew > Act I, scene II)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jul 2012, 12:45

Theme: Scrambled Eggs

"Truly,thou art damned,like an ill roasted egg,all on one side"

As you like it, Act 3, Scene 2


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jul 2012, 14:21

Theme: The Open Golf Championship

Quote: "Ruthless, vast, but gloomy Woods." (Titus Andronicus, ACT IV, scene i)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jul 2012, 18:54

Theme: Subbuteo

Quote: "I have them at my fingers' ends" (Twelfth Night, Act I Scene III)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jul 2012, 21:06

Theme: Rosbif

What say you to a piece of beef and mustard? - Taming of the Shrew

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jul 2012, 21:33

Theme: Traffic

Quote: "This shoe, with the hole in it." (Two Gentlemen of Verona, ACT II, scene iii)





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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jul 2012, 23:41

Theme: Stephen Fry

Quote: "Do you hear, let them [the players] be well used; for they are the abstracts, and brief chronicles, of the time: after your death you were better have a bad epitaph, than their ill report while you live." (Hamlet, Act II, sc ii)

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[The quote for the golf was very clever, thanks.]
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Jul 2012, 17:22

Theme: Russell Crowe

Quote: Marry come up, sweet Harry, and prithee tell me - what manner of creature is that lumpen Antipodean clodpoll who fancies himself a poet and who takes himself more seriously than Hotspur with a hundred ducats on the accumulator at the Blaydon Races? (Henry IV, Part 3).

Or perhaps:-

Hoy day! What a sweep of vanity comes this way? (Timon of Athens, Act 1, Sc 2)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Jul 2012, 17:38

Before we go on to The Krankies we've a little matter of Nursery Rhymes to tackle AR (See above). Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 30 Jul 2012, 17:55

Theme: Nursery rhymes

Quote: "sung by children in succeeding times" (The Rape of Lucrece)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 31 Jul 2012, 17:19

Theme: The Krankies

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"Such an act that blurs the grace and blush of modesty;
Calls virtue hypocrite;
Takes off the rose from the fair forehead of an innocent love and sets a blister there;
Makes marriage vows as false as dicers' oaths!"

(Hamlet, ACT III, scene iv)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 01 Aug 2012, 01:58

Theme: Ye Shiwen

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"But, in short space,

It rained down fortune showering on your head:

And such a flood of greatness fell on you, -"

Or, for the more cynical:

"Then, with the losers let it sympathise,

For nothing can seem foul to those that win."

Both from Henry IV, Part I, Act V, sc i

(I find Henry IV full of useful quotes for this. Must actually read it properly soon.)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 01 Aug 2012, 23:01

Theme: Emigration

"To walk abroad, and recreate yourselves" - Julias Caesar

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 01 Aug 2012, 23:46

Theme: butterflies

Quote: "be it to fly, to swim" (The Tempest, Act I Scene II)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 02 Aug 2012, 12:56

Theme: Olympic Buses

"Ay now I am in Arden; the more fool I; when I was at home, I was in a better place; but travellers must be content"

As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 4


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 04 Aug 2012, 14:06

Theme: The Higgs-Bosun Particle

Quote: "And what hath mass or matter by itself..." (Troilus and Cressida Act I sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 04 Aug 2012, 14:22

Theme: the Alternative Medals Table

Quote: "from Scotland am I stolen" (King Henry VI Part 3, Act III Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 05 Aug 2012, 12:27

Theme: Einstein

Quote: "But if the first heir of my invention prove deformed, I shall be sorry it had so noble a god-father." (Venus and Adonis)

(Einstein later regretted his initial endorsement of the atomic bomb's development based on his own theory)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 05 Aug 2012, 17:51

Theme: Boris Johnson as potential leader of the Conservative Party

Quote: "He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit." (As You Like It, Act 5 Scene 4)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 08 Aug 2012, 11:56

Theme: The Daleks

"a crew of patches,rude mechanicals"

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Act 3 Scene 2

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 Aug 2012, 07:19

Theme: Cycling

Quote: "What, at the wheels of Caesar art thou led in triumph?" (Measure for Measure Act III sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 Aug 2012, 08:07

Charles: stay thy hands, thou art an amazon and fightest with the sword of Deborah.

To Joan of Arc after fighting and losing to her

Henry VI part one, act 1, scene ii.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 10 Aug 2012, 09:36

Theme: Calculators

Quote: "Forsooth, a great arithmetician!" (Othello Act I sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 13 Aug 2012, 11:08

Theme: Sarah Attar

Quote: "She is alone the Arabian bird." (Cymbeline, ACT I, scene vi)

Theme: Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani

Quote: "Her too." (Othello, ACT II, scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 13 Aug 2012, 12:51

Theme: Mr Bean

Quote: "Hast thou delight to see a wretched man
Do outrage and displeasure to himself?"
(The Comedy of Errors, Act IV, scene IV)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 13 Aug 2012, 13:06

Theme: Dead pop stars

Quote: "A little fire is quickly trodden out; Which, being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench." (Henry VI Part III, ACT IV, scene viii)
















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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 13 Aug 2012, 14:07

Theme: The Spice Girls

"It is the lark that sings so out of tune
staining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps"

Romeo and Juliet; Act 3, Scene 5.


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 13 Aug 2012, 21:35

Theme: Going to the Dentist

Quote: "overcome by doubt and bloodless fear,
With cold-pale weakness numbs each feeling part"
(Venus and Adonis)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 15 Aug 2012, 21:58

Theme: Airline baggage allowance.



Lay aside life-harming evidence

And entertain a cheerful disposition"

Richard II

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 15 Aug 2012, 22:04

Theme: Airline baggage allowance

Quote: the dearer by I know how much an ounce. (The Winter's Tale: act IV, scene iv)


Damn it Alan, beaten by a whisker!
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 16 Aug 2012, 10:38

Theme: Gondola

Quote: "False-creeping craft." (The Rape of Lucrece)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 16 Aug 2012, 12:44

Theme: Virgin Trains

"that you were made of is metal to make virgins"

All's Well That Ends Well, Act 1 Scene 1


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 17 Aug 2012, 12:51

Theme: Skiing

Quote: "Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky
And fan our people cold.
" (Macbeth, Act I Scene II)

P.S. Good quote ferval re 'Airline baggage allowance'.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 18 Aug 2012, 08:24

Theme: Beaten by a whisker

Quote: "What didst thou lose, Jack?" (Henry IV Part I Act III sc iii)

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"Purr!" (King Lear Act III sc vi)

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