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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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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 19 Aug 2012, 12:52

Theme: Ungracious losers

Quote: "Losers have leave to ease their stomachs with their bitter tongues" (Titus Andronicus, ACT III, scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 19 Aug 2012, 18:25

Theme: Precocious children in American films who we are expected to regard as "cute"

Quote: "You have seen
Sunshine and rain at once"
(King Lear, Act IV Scene III)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 12:38

Theme: The Messines Ridge

"But I will delve one yard below their mines,
And blow them to the moon"

Hamlet: Act 3, Scene 4


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 13:56

Theme: Julian Assange

Quote: "There is no remedy, sir, but you must die: the general says, you that have so traitorously discovered the secrets of your army and made such pestiferous reports of men very nobly held, can serve the world for no honest use; therefore you must die. Come, headsman, off with his head."

(All's Well That Ends Well Act IV sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 16:15

Theme: Belligerent corgis

Quote: "Is 'old dog' my reward? Most true, I have lost my teeth in
your service."
(As You Like It, ACT I, scene i)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 19:12

Theme: Shiny toilet paper

Quote: Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind (The Comedy of Errors, Act IV, scene II

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 19:53

Theme: Air freshener

Quote: "Stealing and giving odour! Enough; no more:
'Tis not so sweet now as it was before."
(Twelfth Night, Act I Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 21 Aug 2012, 13:27

Theme: Top Gun



Quote:
"It cannot be this weak and writhled shrimp
Should strike such terror to his enemies."

(Henry IV Part I, ACT II, scene iii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 21 Aug 2012, 16:13

Theme: Pussy Riot

"Come, let's away to prison
We two alone will sing like birds in the cage"

King Lear; Act 5, Scene 3


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 22 Aug 2012, 01:07

Theme: Sir Alex Ferguson

Quote: "Great lords, wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss,
But cheerly seek how to redress their harms."

Henry VI Part III, Act V sc iv
Or from the same play, Act III, sc i

"Let me embrace these sour adversities;
For wise men say it is the wisest course."


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 22 Aug 2012, 08:37

Theme: Putting on make-up

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"How easy is it for the proper-false
In women's waxen hearts to set their forms!"

(Twelfth Night, ACT II, scene ii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 23 Aug 2012, 00:12

Theme: Gurning

Quote: "thou need'st but keep that countenance still" (Cymbeline, Act III Scene IV)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 23 Aug 2012, 16:15

Theme: Lemonade

Quote: Let me see thee froth and lime (Merry Wives of Windsor Act I, scene III)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 23 Aug 2012, 17:44

Theme: Irn-Bru

Quote: "Give not this rotten orange to your friend" (Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4 Scene 1)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 24 Aug 2012, 14:17

Theme: Mountain Dew

"Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them"

Othello; Act 1, Scene 2.


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 00:05

Theme: The Eurolottery

Quote: "The grosser manner of these world's delights
He throws upon the gross world's baser slaves:
To love, to wealth, to pomp, I pine and die."


Love's Labours Lost, Act I, sc i

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 00:13

Excellent one, Caro!
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 08:15

Theme: Afghanistan

Quote: "There are few die well that die in a battle." (Henry V, Act IV Sc. 1)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 12:55

Theme: GCSE Results

Quote:
"A lying trophy, and as oft is dumb."
(All's Well That Ends Well, ACT II, scene iii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 25 Aug 2012, 22:58

Theme: Road-kill


Quote: "oft have I struck
Those that I never saw and struck them dead."
( King Henry VI, part II. Act IV, scene VII)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 12:05

Theme: Who done it

Quote: "Richard III" (play title)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 13:19

Next Theme: Neil Armstrong

"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:


Henry V, III, 1

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 13:39

Theme: Strip Billards

Quote:
"Good tickle-brain, Harry.
I do not only marvel where thou spendest thy
time, but also how thou art accompanied!"

(Henry IV, Part I, ACT II, scene iv)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 26 Aug 2012, 14:18

Theme: Lance Armstrong



Quote:

"Now, master doctor, have you brought those drugs?"

Cymbeline, I, 5

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 11:12

Theme: The Borgias

Quote: "My name is Roderigo." (Othello, Act I Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 00:11

Theme: Strep Throat

Quote: Be thy mouth or black or white
Tooth that poisons if it bite;
(King Lear, Act III, sc vi)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:57

Theme: Moon craters

Quote:
"As barren as the banks of Libya, though, Apollo knows,
'Tis dry enough!"

(Troilus and Cressida, ACT I, scene iii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 30 Aug 2012, 23:09

Theme: Mars Curiosity Rover.

you shall seek all day ere you find them; and, when you have them, they are not worth the search.

Merchant of Venice.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 31 Aug 2012, 09:08

Theme: "Planetary ..."

Quote: "Hanging is the word, sir!" (Cymbeline, ACT V, scene iv)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 31 Aug 2012, 11:51

Theme: The Offside Rule in Association Football

Quote: "Good Lord, what madness rules in brain-sick men,
When, for so slight and frivolous a cause,
Such factious emulations shall arise." Henry VI, Part I, Act iv, sc i

(I never understand why the offside rule in soccer is considered to be difficult, certainly beyond the brains of poor dumb women to understand. Have they never tried to understand the offside rule in rugby?)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 12:32

theme: wheel-chair rugby



"Then may I set the world on wheels, when she can
spin for her living".

Two Gentlemen of Verone, III, 1

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 13:04

You know my father left me some prescriptions
Of rare and proved effects, such as his reading
And manifest experience had collected
For general sovereignty

All's Well That Ends Wello Act 1 scene iii



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 13:38

Theme: "Government reshuffles"

Quote: "He will give the devil his due."
(Henry IV Part I, ACT I, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 18:25

That one calls for some rare Ben Jonson, surely? "Every man out of his humour"
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 23:32

Theme: "Angry" of Tunbridge Wells

Quote: "embattailed and rank'd in Kent" (King John, Act IV Scene II)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 14 Sep 2012, 13:30

Theme: Teddy Bears

Quote:
"But for the stuffing,—well, we are all mortal."
(Much Ado About Nothing, ACT I, scene i)





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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 16 Sep 2012, 14:15

Theme: Belated justice for the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster

Quote:

"Well, Time is the old justice that examines all such
offenders, and let Time try."

(As You like It, IV, I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 18 Sep 2012, 12:30

Theme: Car Park Attendants (in Leicester)

Quote:
"I'll give my jewels for a set of beads,
My gorgeous palace for a hermitage,
My gay apparel for an almsman's gown,
My figured goblets for a dish of wood,
My sceptre for a palmer's walking staff,
My subjects for a pair of carved saints
And my large kingdom for a little grave,
A little, little grave, an obscure grave."

(Richard III, ACT III, scene iii)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 12:12

Theme: Salman Rushdie

"Nay, faith, let me not play a woman; I have a beard coming"

Midsummer Night's Dream I,2



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 12:22

Theme; Donald Trump

Quote: Thou liest, thou shag-hair'd villain! (Macbeth, Act IV, scene II)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 12:55

Theme: Plebs

Quote: "the rabblement hooted and clapped their chapped hands and threw up their sweaty night-caps and uttered such a deal of stinking breath because Caesar refused the crown that it had almost choked Caesar—for he swooned and fell down at it. And for mine own part, I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air." (Julius Caesar, Act I Scene II)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 24 Sep 2012, 21:27

Theme: Hale-Bopp Comet

"But you shall shine more bright in these contents

Than unswept stone, besmeared with sluttish time"

(Sonnets)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 28 Sep 2012, 23:30

Theme: Commandments

Quote:
"Thou shalt think."
(Richard II, ACT V, scene i)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 29 Sep 2012, 11:48

Theme: Monty Python's Life of Brian

Quote: "a naughty orator" (All's Well That Ends Well, Act V Scene III)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 09 Oct 2012, 08:24

Theme: The Ulster Covenant

Quote:
"Ah, countrymen! if when you make your prayers,
God should be so obdurate as yourselves,
How would it fare with your departed souls?"

(Henry VI, PART II, ACT IV, scene vii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 11 Oct 2012, 12:27

Theme: Jim'll Fix It

"Your wives,your daughters,your matrons and your maids could not fill up the cistern of my lust.*"

Macbeth; Act 4 Scene 3


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 11 Oct 2012, 19:49

Theme: Malala Yousafzai

Quote: "I have suffered like a girl" (Pericles, Act V Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 12:57

Theme: Tutankhamun

Quote: "BLEST BE YE MAN YT SPARES THES STONES AND
CURST BE HE YT MOVES MY BONES"
(Shakespeare's self-penned epitaph)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 30 Oct 2012, 13:36

Theme: Sir David Attenborough

Quote: "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"

Troilus and Cressida Act 3, Scene 3


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 31 Oct 2012, 08:52

Theme: Hurricane Sandy

Quote: "The storm is up, and all is on the hazard." (Julius Caesar Act V sc i)

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