12 January 2011

brush up your Shakespeare


Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief. 

Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me.
You would play upon me;
you would seem to know my stops;
you would pluck out the heart of my mystery;
you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass;
and there is much music,
excellent voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak.
'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe?
Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.

 all quotations by the Bard.


  1. Dear Gaye, I've found Shakepeare much more profound as I've got older.

    My friend Jonathan Slinger was at the RSC for years and they brought some sell out productions to the Roundhouse in London two years ago. I went to see him in Richard III and he was outstanding. I've never enjoyed a play so much.

    The poor boy was starring in Richard II, Richard III and Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 concurrently. He said some evenings he had to look down at his costume to remind himself of which play he was in!

    Hope all's good with you xx

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