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Postby Ilyda » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:37 am

I think that's Orlando in As You Like It. I'm afraid I don't know the context, nor even if I am right.

So what do you say, TS?
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Postby TS » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:50 am

Sounds like it could be Orlando, but AvadaKedavra has the play right.

speaker, anyone?
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Postby truehobbit » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:16 pm

Ahhh - that's Mercutio, when they are looking for Romeo after the feast at the Capulets'. :D

The bit that ends:

...he means not to be found.

Romeo: He jests at scars that never felt a wound.

And then Romeo finds himself in the Capulets' garden, with the balcony-scene following...

:love: R&J is my absolute favourite. :love:

Great text, with it's mockery of romantic notions (Pronounce but 'love' and 'dove'), and containing one of my favourite bits of Shakespeare's bawdy:
By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh,
And the demesnes that there adjacent lie,


:twisted: :D
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Postby TS » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:01 pm

truehobbit's got it perfectly! good job!

The line that I thought might've given it away comes immediately before the passage: "Romeo, Humors! Madman! Passion! Lover!"
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Postby portia » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:10 pm

Ahhh. Well, the Inner Voice partly redeemed itself and I owe it a partial apology. It told me the play was "Romeo and Juliet," but directed me to Romeo's pre-Juliet thoughts.

*shakes hand of Inner Voice*

Congrats, truehobbit!
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Postby truehobbit » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:38 am

Wow, thanks, TS and portia! :D

Glad to hear you're reconciled to your inner voice, portia. :rofl:

It's Avada's turn, though, isn't it? (I could jump in if Avada's doesn't check in here soon.)
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Postby truehobbit » Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:37 pm

Well, Avada doesn't seem to be around, so I'll post something. :)

This is an easy one, but I felt like it:

Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird's throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see no enemy
But winter and rough weather.


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Postby AvadaKedavra » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:55 am

It was never my turn truehobbit :) I only answered the play right but it you who gave all the details.

I have not idea about yours though. Could that be A Midsummer Night’s Dream :?
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Postby truehobbit » Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:37 am

Sometimes before it has been enough to name the play, so I wasn't sure. :)

Not Midsummer Night's Dream, I'm afraid. :D
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Postby portia » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:58 pm

This has been rattling around in my head for about three weeks. But the Inner Voice is mad at me and hasn't said a thing.
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Postby portia » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:37 pm

This is frustrating. Something should have occured to me.

Could we have a hint?
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Postby AvadaKedavra » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:58 am

Is it from a comedy?
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Postby truehobbit » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:55 pm

Ooops, sorry about the wait - I'd been thinking of posting a hint, but there had been no posts for so long in here, so I'd thought no one was playing because it was too easy. :D

Avada, yes it is.

And the hint: William Walton wrote a tune for it, along with an orchestra suite for the whole play.

And (one more, because I let you wait for a week) one line of the quote almost gives away the plot.

Does that help? :D



I've been posting slowly recently, wondering if I should try to make my 6000th post something special, but couldn't think of anything - and here it is on Shakespeare, just like my first post. :love: Serendipitous. :D
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Postby truehobbit » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:07 pm

Still too hard? :?

It's really quite a popular play (at least, I've seen it performed a couple of times) - even though the plot doesn't sound like much if you try to sum it up, it's fun.
(Maybe it was confusing to say: almost gives away the plot. But it does give away the location, and that's about the most memorable part of the plot. ;) )

The famous "Seven ages of Man" speech is also from this play.
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Postby Gilaglar » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:37 am

truehobbit wrote:
The famous "Seven ages of Man" speech is also from this play.


"As You Like It" then. But I've got no idea about the speaker or setting of the quotation. :(
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Postby truehobbit » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:40 am

Gil, hi, nice to see a new face in here! :)

Yes, you are correct. :D

I think speaker and situation aren't so important - (we've had lots of questions before where we just named the play) - your turn, then. :)

I must say I wouldn't have known from the top of my head that "Seven ages" is from As you like it, esp as it doesn't sound like something from a light comedy - kudos for that! :D

Still surprised the song had everyone baffled, though. :D I thought it was really popular, and it describes what the play is about: running away into the forest to find some peace from pesky humans. I've always thought that the Forest of Arden was the most memorable aspect of the play.
The song is really just there for the its own sake. It's sung by one of the courtiers, I don't remember what his role is in the rest of the play, and it's in a standalone scene that only contains the performance of this song (which also, I think, makes it a bit of a key-moment for the whole play).
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