Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Shakespeare Lines and Quotes
|"Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York." Who was "this son of York"?||Shake's Quote Quiz
Edward IV. Edward IV's father was Richard Duke of York, hence, "this son of York". Interestingly enough, when Richard died in his bid to become King of England, he was beheaded in a field, wearing a paper crown, and his enemies laughing in his face. Golly, and you thought that losing at Nintendo was harsh. Oh, that happened in Henry VI part 2 I do believe. The speech is from Richard III act 1 scene 1.
Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Got it wrong? Read it. Got it right? Read it again anyway. Very, very good. Sonnet 18.
The Comedy of Errors. Two Dromios. Two Antonios. Twelfth night twins, and a bunch of others. I think Shakey might have been, shall we say, fixated?
|Where was Richard III when he called "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!"?||Shake's Quote Quiz
Bosworth Field. Poor old blighter was the last English king to die in battle on the field. The Battle of Bosworth Field, in the English War of the Roses, was between King Richard III (York) and Henry Tudor (Lancaster), who became the future Henry VII.
Richard, Duke of Gloucester. This is in Henry VI part 3. Fantastic line.
A rich Jewish moneylender. Who was "The Merchant of Venice"? Some have argued that while Antonio is the merchant with the ships, Shylock is the merchant with the money and therefore may also be considered "The Merchant of Venice". However, in his "Dramatis Personae", Shakespeare describes Shylock as "a rich Jew" and Antonio as "a merchant of Venice".
|Who will meet again "When the hurlyburly's done, when the battle's lost and won"?||Shake's Quote Quiz
The Witches. Come on... had to be, didn't it. Oh, supposedly the Witches in Macbeth were based on genuine black magic rituals and things. Creepy.
|Who said "I have of late, of wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth ..."?||Shake's Quote Quiz
Hamlet. Hamlet talking to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, also in the film "Withnail and I".
Hamlet. Hamlet was speaking of how his mother had quickly married his uncle just weeks after his father's death.
Macbeth. This often quoted phrase came from the witches in Macbeth.
Julius Caesar. This was a warning given to Caesar.
Hamlet. Said by Horatio upon Hamlet's death.
Romeo and Juliet. Romeo speaking of his love for Juliet before she give her famous speech from the balcony.
A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Macbeth. Said by the witches.
A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Hamlet. This was the advice Polonius gave to his son.
Othello. This was used to describe Othello's love for his new bride Desdemona.