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Who said it - Shakespeare quotes

Postby IamMoose » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:08 am

"I'll seem the fool I am not"
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Postby portia » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:32 pm

"KIng Lear," I believe. I can never keep the characters straight, but I think this was the one who decides to stick with Lear.
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Postby Ilyda » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:11 pm

Portia - I believe the character you're referring to is Kent, who takes up the role of manservant to Lear after his exile.

However, I think it is Edgar (also from King Lear), Gloucester's legitimate son, who is wrongly thought to be disloyal.
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Postby portia » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:53 am

You may well be right, in which I case it is Kent I am referring to. I can't find my complete works and I am relying on memory.
For some reason I have always had trouble with the names of the male characters in Lear.
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Postby IamMoose » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:51 am

Sorry, you're in the wrong play :). I'll give you a clue - it is a female speaking, talking about her lover.
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Postby Ilyda » Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:37 am

Portia - I'm working off memory too, and I don't even have a complete works volume to check with later. I need one of those.

Is it the character Portia in The Merchant of Venice? The scene where Bassanio has to deal with the three caskets in order to win her hand, perhaps?
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Postby portia » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:19 pm

OH! That is an interesting idea. If it turns out to be right, I will be embarrassed.
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Postby erinhue » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:41 pm

That should be Cleopatra to Anthony in the play, Anthony and Cleopatra :P Am I right?
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Postby Thenie » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:19 pm

I, also, have no Shakespeare at my fingertips, but the quote that comes to mind is Iago's "I am not what i am."

So i am going to go with Iago in _Othello_ as it seems something he would say!

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Postby erinhue » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:51 pm

IamMoose ya gotta come back and tell us the answer or else Im gonna have ta go combing through everything, its bugging me now. :idea: I know, it will just be a lot easier to look in Ant and Cleo and see if I am right. Now why didn't I think of that before. :roll:
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Postby Thenie » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:48 pm

Well done, erinhue! Some creative googling can substitute, though not replace, the original Bard ;)

From Act 1 scene 1 of Antony and Cleo



MARK ANTONY
Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch
Of the ranged empire fall! Here is my space.
Kingdoms are clay: our dungy earth alike
Feeds beast as man: the nobleness of life
Is to do thus; when such a mutual pair

Embracing

And such a twain can do't, in which I bind,
On pain of punishment, the world to weet
We stand up peerless.

CLEOPATRA
Excellent falsehood!
Why did he marry Fulvia, and not love her?
I'll seem the fool I am not; Antony
Will be himself.

MARK ANTONY
But stirr'd by Cleopatra.
Now, for the love of Love and her soft hours,
Let's not confound the time with conference harsh:
There's not a minute of our lives should stretch
Without some pleasure now. What sport tonight?


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Postby erinhue » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:17 pm

:lol: thank ya much Thenie
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Postby JudyA » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:34 pm

In which case it should be your turn to provide a quote? :D
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Postby portia » Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:34 pm

I am sooo glad you were right, erinhue. If it had been Portia in MOV, I would have had to go out and eat (frozen) worms.
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Postby erinhue » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:12 am

8) Thank ya much Portia. I should post some uncredited Shakespearean quote and then leave ya all twisting in the wind about it for a spell :twisted: That I can do :lol: I'll be back :wink:
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Postby truehobbit » Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:16 pm

So, how long can one Bard need to quote another?

*drums fingers on table*

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Postby erinhue » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:27 am

Sorry about the delay but I wanted to keep in theme with the last quote and I had to find just the right one. I did. :wink: Here goes:

Still more fool I shall appear
By the time I linger here
With one fool's head I came to woo
but I go away with two.


So, who said it to whom, in what play?
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Postby portia » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:43 pm

OK, That one is "The Merchant of Venice."

It is said to Portia, by one of the suiters. Oh, Gee, which one. . . . .

*Jeopardy theme plays in the background*

I am not sure, but I think it was the Prince of Morroco.
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Postby erinhue » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:14 pm

Right play, wrong Prince
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Postby portia » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:17 pm

Pfui.

I looked it up, tho' and I now know who it was.

Anyone?
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Postby erinhue » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:03 pm

Anyone? :)
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Postby erinhue » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:08 pm

Looks like its up ta you Portia darlin'. If you can Name That Prince you get to pick the next quote. 8)
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Postby portia » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:07 pm

Well, since I looked it up, it seems a little wrong, but if no one else gets it. It was the Prince of Aragon.

Since I have found two of my three-volume set of the Complete Works, I can actually pick something.

Think of what day this is (in CA; ignore GMT), and you will have a clue to this play.

Full credit for the play and one of the speakers. Extra Kudos for both speakers.

[1st char]: ". . . To be up after midnight and to go to bed then, is early: so that to go to bed after midnight it to go to bed betimes. Does not our life consist of the four elements?

[2d char]: Faith, so they say, but I rather think it consists of eating and drinking.

[1st char]: Thou'rt a scholar; let us therefore eat and drink.. . ."
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Postby jammi567 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:17 pm

is it "Twelth Night", and sir Toby to Sir Andrew?
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Postby erinhue » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:08 pm

That sounds more right than what I was thinking, now that I see it written down.
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Postby portia » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:33 pm

jammi567 is right.

That's pretty much what I was doing last night, and therefore dragging this morning.

Your turn, jammi.
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Postby jammi567 » Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:29 pm

that was a bloody good guess....ummmm....you'll have to wait a bit, as i have no Shakespeare books on me.
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Postby IamMoose » Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:18 am

Shall we start a countdown? ;)

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Postby jammi567 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:58 pm

no. please don't. i will think one up, i just haven't had time yet.
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Postby erinhue » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:36 pm

Just checking 8)
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