Found the following questions on Mental Multivitamin. Here are my answers:
1. Name the first five lines of Shakespeare that come into your head.
“Out, damn’d spot.” – Lady M, the Scottish play
“I wish my horse had the speed of your tongue.” – Benedick, Much Ado
“O, I am fortune’s fool! ” –Romeo, Romeo and Juliet
“I am a great eater of beef.” –Sir Andrew, Twelfth Night
“Get thee to a nunn’ry.” –Hamlet
2. The last Shakespeare play you went to see on stage.
Just last night, went to see a production of Romeo and Juliet. It was good. One of the best Juliet’s I’ve seen—very real and not idealized. The actress also deserves an award for not being rattled in the sleep potion scene, because the stage hands had accidentally dropped the bed while bringing it onstage, breaking off one of the legs, and it wobbled back and forth during her lines.
3. The last Shakespeare film homage or adaptation you watched at home or at the movies.
Trying to remember. I think it was a rewatch of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Kevin Kline and others (still looking for that perfect Midsummer adaptation).
4. What Shakespeare homage/adaptation/plays are on your to be read/seen list?
I’ve read The Tempest but haven’t seen it. And I’ve never seen Othello from beginning to end. Also, want to read The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors.
5. Name a favorite Shakespeare-inspired work.
I have two. The film Shakespeare in Love and the play Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead.
6. Why do you think Shakespeare’s plays are still popular?
“I don’t know. It’s a mystery.”
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