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    Happy Shakespeare Day!

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    He certainly died today and he was born around the same date too so let's give thanks to Britain's greatest playwright.

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    'He certainly died today'


    I thought he died like 400 years ago?

    Full of vexation come I, with complaint
    Against my child, my daughter Hermia.
    Stand forth, Demetrius. My noble lord,
    This man hath my consent to marry her.
    Stand forth, Lysander: and my gracious duke,
    This man hath bewitch'd the bosom of my child;
    Thou, thou, Lysander, thou hast given her rhymes,
    And interchanged love-tokens with my child:
    Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung,
    With feigning voice verses of feigning love,
    And stolen the impression of her fantasy
    With bracelets of thy hair, rings, gawds, conceits,
    Knacks, trifles, nosegays, sweetmeats, messengers
    Of strong prevailment in unharden'd youth:
    With cunning hast thou filch'd my daughter's heart,
    Turn'd her obedience, which is due to me,
    To stubborn harshness: and, my gracious duke,
    Be it so she; will not here before your grace
    Consent to marry with Demetrius,
    I beg the ancient privilege of Athens,
    As she is mine, I may dispose of her:
    Which shall be either to this gentleman
    Or to her death, according to our law
    Immediately provided in that case.

    and he was a damn sight more important than Rabbie Burns

    perhaps the english should be having a great 'homecoming' too.

    was much ado about nothing -

    actually born and died on 23rd:thumbsup: - bet you knew that:p

    let us have ham sandwiches for birthday treat

    borolad94;5007217

    'He certainly died today'I thought he died like 400 years ago?




    repped.

    It's also Hitlers bday, St Geroge's day and my dad's bday lol :thumbsup:

    borolad94;5007217

    'He certainly died today'I thought he died like 400 years ago?



    LOL,nice one

    and it's my birthday tooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

    angelwithdirtyw;5007232

    It's also Hitlers bday, St Geroge's day and my dad's bday lol :thumbsup:



    Hitler's birthday was the 20th, according to Wikipedia.

    mrspatch;5007239

    and it's my birthday tooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!



    http://static.open.salon.com/files/happy_birthday1238360090.jpg


    and to anyone else:-D

    Can someone write a EastEnders episode in the style of great play wright

    ianstanley;5007219

    and he was a damn sight more important than Rabbie Burnsperhaps the … and he was a damn sight more important than Rabbie Burnsperhaps the english should be having a great 'homecoming' too.



    And how exactly was he "a damn sight more important" than Burns - I think NOT, and I don't think I'm alone on that one. :x

    Is there for honest Poverty
    That hings his head, an' a' that;
    The coward slave-we pass him by,
    We dare be poor for a' that!
    For a' that, an' a' that.
    Our toils obscure an' a' that,
    The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
    The Man's the gowd for a' that.

    What though on hamely fare we dine,
    Wear hoddin grey, an' a that;
    Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine;
    A Man's a Man for a' that:
    For a' that, and a' that,
    Their tinsel show, an' a' that;
    The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
    Is king o' men for a' that.

    Ye see yon birkie, ca'd a lord,
    Wha struts, an' stares, an' a' that;
    Tho' hundreds worship at his word,
    He's but a coof for a' that:
    For a' that, an' a' that,
    His ribband, star, an' a' that:
    The man o' independent mind
    He looks an' laughs at a' that.

    A prince can mak a belted knight,
    A marquis, duke, an' a' that;
    But an honest man's abon his might,
    Gude faith, he maunna fa' that!
    For a' that, an' a' that,
    Their dignities an' a' that;
    The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth,
    Are higher rank than a' that.

    Then let us pray that come it may,
    (As come it will for a' that,)
    That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
    Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
    For a' that, an' a' that,
    It's coming yet for a' that,
    That Man to Man, the world o'er,
    Shall brothers be for a' that. :thumbsup:

    Burns was a poet, not a playwright.

    ianstanley;5007219

    and he was a damn sight more important than Rabbie Burns



    I think Shakespeares' importance can be clearly judged by the interest in this thread to be honest. :-D
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