Hello Friends! Today is St Georges Day, but it is also the birthday of the great playwright, William Shakespeare, and so we present a selection of scenes from his plays to celebrate.
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women (and vaarks) merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances; And one man (vaark) in his time plays many parts.”
(As You Like It)
“Once more unto the… no, no. Breach, dear friends. BREACH. Not beach.”
“What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East and Juliet is the sun”
(Romeo and Juliet)
I’m not sure that’s a good idea Romeo, the balcony doesn’t look very strong.
“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your ears. “
Well, that IS a lot of spare ears!
“Now is the winter of our discontent.” Discontent, Winston, not discount tent.
“If music be the food of love, play on.”. Oh food! Keep playing, keep playing!
Not a scene as such, but the most famous stage direction: Exit pursued by a Bear.
(A Winters Tale)
Hello Bernard, what are you counting?
Ah, I see, you’ve taken up honey production and you’re checking your workers. “Two bee or not two bee.”
“All that glisters is not gold.”
(The Merchant of Venice)
No indeed, sometimes, it’s even better! Chocolate!
“Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble!” I’m not sure I fancy Ofelia’s latest recipe….
And so, finally:
“If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.”
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
It’s that bear again! Exit, everyone, quick!