Monday, March 17, 2014

New Game! The Play's A Thing!

As I read The Tempest and how it starts with a tempest and how Miranda runs to her father and says, "Did you cause that tempest?" I had an idea for a game.

Start with one of Shakespeare's plays that is a noun or noun phrase, but not a proper noun / name.  All plays named after people are too obvious. The Tempest counts, as do Merry Wives of Windsor, Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and so forth.  Get the idea? The name of the play references a thing of some sort.

Now, find me a passage in the play that refers to that thing. For instance can you find the spot where the wives of Windsor are referred to as merry? Or that a certain shrew ends up tamed?  How about a tale of winter?

For extra credit, is there actually a specific line in Two Gents that refers to them as two gents? Or noble kinsmen in Noble Kinsmen?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A Midsummer's Night Dream:

"If we shadows have offended
Think but this and all is mended:
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear."