14 November, 2007

Edward II and Shakespeare

Just a quick post till the next proper one...link from Gabriele at The Lost Fort.

William Shakespeare

Never was a story of more woeThan this of Juliet, and her Edward Ii.

Which work of Shakespeare was the original quote from?

http://thesurrealist.co.uk/shakespeare.php" method="get">Get your own quotes:

(Play where the quote comes from and the original word in brackets)

"It is the Edward II, The Edward II above us, govern our conditions." (King Lear, stars)

A reason for Edward II choosing his favourites?:
"Misery acquaints an Edward II with strange bedfellows." (The Tempest, man)

Edward anticipates Roger Mortimer's future earldom of March:
"Beware the Edward II of March." (Julius Caesar, ides)

Piers Gaveston says:
"O excellent! I love Edward II better than figs." (Antony and Cleopatra, long life)

Hugh le Despenser, royal chamberlain, lounging on Edward's throne:
"This Edward II hath a pleasant seat." (MacBeth, castle)


Gabriele Campbell said...

Lol, I see you had some fun with these. :)

Susan Higginbotham said...

LOL! I need to give this one a try.

Anonymous said...

It would be a hard choice between Edward and figs...

Kathryn Warner said...

Some of them are quite appropriate, aren't they?? :) I've been wandering around proclaiming "I love Edward II more than figs"!

Carla said...

Great stuff. Are sure Hugh Despenser was referring to Edward's throne?

Kathryn Warner said...

*giggles* Maybe he was sitting on Edward's lap, on his throne. ;)

Gabriele Campbell said...

Now, there's an image. :)

Edward Sumarokov said...