Monday, August 06, 2012

I'm Back, And I Brought Maple Candy!

[ Maple candy available at my desk. ]


Did you miss me?  I'm back from my New England road trip vacation, which for the curious included stops in (the commas are about the crucify me here) Augusta, Maine, Chesterville, Maine, White River Junction, VT and Williston, VT, with stops along the way at Clark's Trading Post, Polar Caves, Lost River, The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and Ben & Jerry's, with a special visit to Burlington, VT which I like to think of as time travel back to 1969.  Had to love the hippie dude on the neon decorated bicycle with the sign that read "Flower Power" on one side and "Police are Scumbags" on the other.

I found something for you!  One of the great things about wandering around the little towns of New England is always stopping to stick my head in used bookstores and ask if they have a Shakespeare section.  My find?  The out of print 1982 "Shakespeare Games" by Robert Fenster.  This is exactly what it says, and right up our alley - a book of all kinds of different games about Shakespeare and his source material.

If the book wasn't long out of print I'd have much more worries about occasionally printing a game, but given that it's been 30 years, it's the only title by this author, and the used Amazon price on it is a penny (come on, I paid four bucks!), I think we're safe to enjoy it.

Should we play a quick one?  I'm just back at the office so I don't have a lot of time right now to shepherd over a longer one.  Let's see.....(flip, flip, flip)

Game 15, A Caldron Boiling

Name the correct Portion of the Potion.

e.g.   _____ of newt.   (Answer: eye)

Ready?  No fair digging up the script, you have to test your memory of the famous spell.

 A.  ______ of newt
 B. ______ of hemlock
 C. ______ of salt-sea shark
 D. ______ of frog
 E. ______ of dragon
 F. ______ of goat
 G. ______ of Turk
 H. ______ of blaspheming Jew
 I. ______ of birth-strangled babe
 J. ______ of wolf
 K. ______ of dog
 L. ______ of yew
 M. ______ of bat
 N.______ of a fenny snake


Ok, enjoy.  I've got a week's worth of links and posts to catch up on so hopefully I can get some more stuff up soon.  I hope Bardfilm doesn't think I missed his whole "Yes Shakespeare Said That" game on Twitter while I was gone, I'll get him for that one.  I'm working on a post detailing the parallels between Merry Wives of Windsor and Manos, The Hands of Fate.



4 comments:

Sasha said...

A is eye (obviously).
D is toe.
I have no idea about the others. I should be far more familiar with the Scottish play than I am.

alysdragon said...

A. eye of newt
D. toe of frog
G. nose of Turk
H. ear of blaspheming Jew (or are they the other way around. Always get confused)
I. finger of birth-strangled babe
K. tongue of dog
M. is it fur of bat?
N.skin? of a fenny snake

Alexi said...

A. eye

B. root

C. maw and gulf

D. toe

E. scale

F. gall

G. nose

H. liver

I. finger

J. tooth

K. tongue

L. slips

M. wool

N. fillet

It's not perhaps entirely fair, since I played Second Witch only a couple weeks ago. ;)

Alexi said...

A. eye
B. root
C. maw and gulf
D. toe
E. scale
F. gall
G. nose
H. liver
I. finger
J. tooth
K. tongue
L. slips
M. wool
N. fillet

Not perhaps entirely fair, since I played Second Witch in July. ;)