Something Shakespearean this way comes

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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  1. Trying this again–1. Name the first five lines of Shakespeare that come into your head.”Saucy controler of my private steps!Had I the power that some say Dian had,Thy temples should be planted presently With horns,as was Actaeon’s, and the houndsShould drive upon the new-transformed limbs,Unmannerly intruder as thou art!”–Tamora “Titus Andronicus” (yes, I can prattle off that line from memory)”O, cursed be the hand that made these holes!Cursed the heart that had the heart to do it!Cursed the blood that let this blood from hence!More dircful hap betide that hated wretchThat makes us wretched by the death of theeThan I can wish to adders, spiders, toads,Or any creeping venomed thing that lives!”–Lady Anne “Richard III””O, cruel irreligious piety!”–Tamora “Titus Andronicus””Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, in the cauldron boil and bake! Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog!”–The witches from the ‘Scottish play'”O God, I have an ill-divining soul!Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low,As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.Either my eyesight fails, or thou lookst pale.”–Juliet “Romeo and Juliet”2. The last Shakespeare play you went to see on stage.Romeo and Juliet. And it was the best version I have ever seen.3. The last Shakespeare film homage or adaptation you watched at home or at the movies.Either Titus or Much Ado4. What Shakespeare homage/adaptation/plays are on your to be read/seen list?Too many5. Name a favorite Shakespeare-inspired work. Shakespeare in Love6. Why do you think Shakespeare’s plays are still popular?Because they deal with universal issues. War, Peace, love, hate. And they are written beautifully of course. “Words, words, words.”~Ikuni~

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