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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 14:00

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Quote: Between the acting of a dreadful thing and the first motion, all the interim is like a phantasma, or a hideous dream (Julius Caesar, Act II, scene i)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 14:31

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Quote: "...some fierce thing replete with too much rage..." (Sonnet 23)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 14:54

Theme: The Higgs boson thingy.

"But, for my own part, it was Greek to me". - (Julius Caesar Act I, Scene II).

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 15:25

Theme: mobile phones

Quote: "And in the porches of mine ears did pour
The leperous distillment..." (Hamlet Act I sc v)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 17:46

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Quote: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry". - (Hamlet Act I, Scene III).

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 19:45

Merchant of Venice act 2 scene v

thou shalt not gormandise,
As thou hast done with me


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 20:28

Paul Daniels is proving to be more of a problem than Canada.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 20:45

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Quote: “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble." - (Macbeth Act IV, Scene I).



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 21:42

Vacuum cleaner

A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles. The Winter's Tale Act IV, scene 3


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 22:42

Theme: Reality TV

Quote: Pluck down the rich, enrich the poor with treasures;
It shall be raging-mad and silly-mild.
(Venus and Adonis - poem)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 23 Jan 2012, 23:51

Religion

As flies to wanton boys are we to th' gods,
They kill us for their sport.
Lear IV 1

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 07:18

Theme: Republican Primaries

Quote: O, these deliberate fools! When they do choose, they have the wisdom by their wit to lose. (The Merchant of Venice, Act II, scene ix)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 12:13

Theme: Bill Gates



Wilt thou be lord of the whole world?
Antony and Cleopatra 2.7.65, Menas to Pompey



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 12:14

Oops - Star Trek
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 13:27

Theme: Star Trek



Quote: This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeits of our own behaviour) we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars: as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treacherous by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star!” (King Lear: Act 1 scene 2)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 13:58

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Quote: "I'll have her, but I will not keep her long." (Richard III Act I sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 17:54

Theme: The Iron Lady

Quote: The ruin of the state (Coriolanus, Act III, scene i)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 18:07

Sandra Bullock

God has given you one face, and you make yourselves
another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and nick-name
God's creatures, and make your wantonness your ignorance.

Hamlet Act 3 scene 1

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 18:19

Theme: Brian Blessed

Quote: Peace, peace; be not so LOUD! (Coriolanus, Act IV, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 18:41

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Quote: "Can one desire too much of a good thing?". - (As You Like It: Act IV, Scene I).

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 19:01

Theme: Laurence Olivier



All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages….


(As You Like It: Act 2, Scene VII)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 19:21

Theme: Dentist's drill

Quote: O, torture me no more! I will confess!. (Henry IV, Part 2, Act III, scene iii)

(I saw Marathon Man too, Oz!) Cheers



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 22:25

Motley's the only wear. AYLI 2:7

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 22:39

Huh? You'll have to explain that one! confused


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Quote: Hoy-day, what a sweep of vanity comes this way! (Timon of Athens, Act I, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 22:47

Flared Jeans?
Well, in my case,
"His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank;"

AYLI Act 2 scene vii

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 22:53

Theme: Ant and Dec

Quote; ...as twinn'd lambs that did frisk i' the sun, and bleat the one at the other. (A Winter's Tale, Act I, scene ii)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 23:47

Interlude:

I did this Shakespeare quote idea about our staff at school when I was 15 with my new typewriter and some duplicating skins, to run with others an illicit school newspaper which ran for 5 editions until we were caught out - with threats of expulsion. To their credit the staff did a clandestine one about us. In the end the Head found his sense of humour.

I might just try it again here - possibly about other posters. Get your 'You are Disapprved' e-mail ready, Nordmann.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 24 Jan 2012, 23:53

I was hoping, P, that you were going to put a quote up re Jools Holland, who hasn't really made it to NZ. Wikipedia tells you serious things about people like this, but doesn't necessarily give any idea as to how he is viewed - or mocked, since that is what British media like to do most.

There's lots of appreciative quotes in SS, so you could perhaps use those about us, as opposed to the more sarcastic ones?
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 07:38

Theme: Jools Holland

Quote: "I can suck melancholy out of a song as a weasel sucks eggs." (As You Like It Act II sc v)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 09:03

Theme: Haggis

Quote: "But that our feasts In every mess and the feeders Digest it with a custom..."

The Winter's Tale, Act IV, Sc iv

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 09:27

Theme: Banks and/or bankers

Quote: "Let him look to his bond." (The Merchant of Venice Act III sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 09:53

Theme: Alcoholics Anonymous

Quote: We must away. Our wagon is prepared, and time revives us. (All's Well That Ends Well, Act IV, scene iv)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 10:56

Theme: Res Historica



Quote: "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - (As You Like It Act II, Scene IV).

Quote: "Can one desire too much of a good thing?". - (As You Like It: Act IV, Scene I).



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 11:08

Theme: St George

Quote: The fraud of England! (Henry IV Part I, Act IV, scene iv)





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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 11:15

Theme: Arthur Scargill

Quote: "He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument". (Love's Labour's Lost, act 5 scene 1)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 12:02

Theme: Supermarket queues

Quote: "... quiet shortly shall we see. Till then in patience our proceeding be." (Hamlet, Act V, scene i)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 15:08

Theme: Chinese Meals



'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 5, Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 21:35

Theme: The Big Bang!

This one is obviously causing difficulties, but how about:

Quote: "The deed is done. Didst thou not hear a noise? (Macbeth act, 2 scene 2)

or maybe:

Quote: "And nothing brings me all things". Timion of Athens act 5 scene 1)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 21:53

Theme: Credit cards

Quote: "If you repay me not on such a day, In such a place, such sum or sums as are express'd in the condition, let the forfeit be nominated for an equal pound of your fair flesh."

Merchant of Venice Act 1, sc iii.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 25 Jan 2012, 22:04

Theme: Titanic

Quote: "You may know by my size that I have a kind of alacrity in sinking".

The Merry Wives of Windsor, act 3, scene 5.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 06:23

Theme: ASBOs

Quote: "but thy vile race, Though thou didst learn, had that in't which good natures Could not abide to be with; therefore wast thou Deservedly confin'd into this rock. Who hadst deserv'd more than a prison."

The Tempest, Act I sc ii

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 09:22

Theme: Genealogy

Quote: "There is a history in all men's lives." (Henry IV Part II Act III sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 09:38

Theme: A nice cup of tea

Quote: "Your brown bastard is your only drink!" (Henry IV Part I, Act II, scene iv)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 16:42

The Rolling Stones

she struck me on the head,
And through the instrument my pate made way;
Taming of the Shrew Act 2 scene i

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 18:35

Theme: Essex Girls

Quote: "Fie, fie upon her!

There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip.

Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out

At every joint and motive of her body." (Troilus and Cressida Act IV sc v)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 19:18

Theme: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Quote: "Indeed, the short and the long is, I serve the Jew." (Merchant of Venice, Act II, scene ii)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 19:34

Theme Formula One Motor Racing

Quote "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

(Macbeth, Act 5, scene 5, 19–28)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 19:50

Theme: Jeremy Clarkson

Quote: "A very superficial, ignorant, unweighing fellow." (Measure For Measure Act III sc ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 20:56

Theme: The Richard III Society



‘They lie deadly that tell you you have good faces’ .
(Coriolanus: Act II, Scene 1)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 26 Jan 2012, 21:02

Theme: Barack Obama

Quote: "Meet it is I set it down, that one may smile, and smile, and be a villain." (Hamlet, Act I, scene v)



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

Quote :
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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