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Wed Jul 4, 2012, 01:43 PM

Wednesday, July 4th. The Independence Day Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.



"...to the love and favor of my country
Commit myself, my person, and the cause."

Titus Andronicus, Act I, Scene 1, Lines 58-59.

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Reply Wednesday, July 4th. The Independence Day Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day. (Original post)
Aristus Jul 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2012 #1
Aristus Jul 2012 #4
livetohike Jul 2012 #2
Aristus Jul 2012 #5
livetohike Jul 2012 #9
Aristus Jul 2012 #10
sarge43 Jul 2012 #3
Aristus Jul 2012 #6
femmocrat Jul 2012 #7
Aristus Jul 2012 #8

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. Thank you, my dear Aristus!

This is perfect.

I love how you always find the perfect quote. And this one is from a play not many have read, I'm guessing. I never read it...

Happy Fourth to you and yours!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 03:57 PM

4. It's one of Will earliest plays. Certainly his most gruesome.

It's like a combination of "Braveheart" and "Night Of The Living Dead". It is as if he pulled out all of the stops in his hopes for a box office hit.

Some critics consider it his worst play; there are even those who think some other playwright wrote it, because it is so bloody, and sordid, and "un-Shakespeare-like". To those I say: read the scene of Gloucester's blinding from "King Lear"; undoubtedly Shakespeare, and indisputably one of his most harrowing scenes.

As far as I know, only two screen versions have been produced. The videotaped BBC version from the 1980's, and the Anthony Hopkins film Titus. Even devout Shakespeareans really don't like this play!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 03:24 PM

2. Happy 4th of July Aristus

Thanks for the WSTFTD .

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Response to livetohike (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 04:03 PM

5. For you: anything... ;-)

Happy 4th to you, as well!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 05:27 PM

9. Aww

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Response to livetohike (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 10:19 PM

10. Oh!...hi!...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 03:35 PM

3. Thank you, Aristus. Perfect as always.

Happy 4th.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 04:04 PM

6. Thanks, sarge.

Happy 4th to you.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 10:41 PM

7. Thank you, Aristus!

Very inspiring! Hope you had a wonderful holiday (and had the day off!)

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 12:48 AM

8. Yes and no; had the day off from clinic, but I was on call.

Got two calls, both from the same guy, trying to shake me down for narcotics. He stopped calling once he realized he wasn't getting them.

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