Today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    The myth of which we speak is the prevalent idea that the entirety of people in Shakespeare’s day spoke like those in his plays. The truth of the matter is that the speech and spelling used in Shakespeare’s day had very little resemblance to that speech used in his works. It was a sort of ‘stage voice’ that was created to romanticise the play and to lend them greater impact on the ears of those who attended them. Regardless, it has been largely believed in the years that followed that this was the speech of the day.

    Talk Like Shakespeare Day encourages us to embody that speech, and to bring the stage to all the world that we live in. After all, “All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” This celebration is your opportunity to bring that concept to life and to regale your friends and companions with the rich and colourful speech of Shakespeare’s works. After all, if you cannot bring the people to the Globe Theatre, then you can bring the Globe Theatre to the people :thumbsup:

    Forsooth, yada yada yada ....

  2. Zounds!!!
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  3. I’m anespeptic, spazmotic, even compunctuous to offer you my pericabobulations.
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  4. Gadzooks! Er....and erm...verily a pox on’t as well.
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  5. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    How could eff this come around so soon eff ,I not know eff.
    It must be whitch craft or the evil of time travel
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  6. Wats aw this ear then bruv init ont shakey pier
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  7. "My affection hath an unknown bottom
    Like the Bay of Portugal. "

    ...the only quotation I can think of that mentions a bay...
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  8. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

  9. "I THINK ... with words in sets of five couplets,
    THEREFORE I AM ... bic pentameter ish".

    OMG that's even the right number of syllables :eek:
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  10. For God, King Harry and England - it is St. George's Day as well as Shakespeare's birthday .
    Alas poor Yoric I knew him well
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  11. Alas poor Yoric. I knew him Horatio! Get it right! :D
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  12. As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods.
    They kill us for their sport :(

    (King Lear if memory serves...)
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  13. Do you mean the Winchester Wanton-Boys, Marcie and Jasper? Lovely people!
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  14. “The boy stood on the burning deck
    Playing a game of cricket...”

    Macbeth, Act III
  15. “Is this Mick Jagger which I see before me?”
    (Early draft of ‘The Scottish play’)
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  16. Have you seen Barry’s Hamlet?
  17. Much Ado About Nothing?
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  18. English Lit wasn't my strongest subject
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  19. “As you like it”, I heard.

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