Posts tagged ‘shakespeare’

February 16, 2017

Cunk on Shakespeare

by duncanr

April 23, 2016

Much Ado About Nothing

by duncanr

shakespearetoday marks the 400 year anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, reckoned by many folk to be England’s greatest Bard and by me, its greatest Bore!

[I was subjected to Shakespeare’s incomprehensible drivel at school and it left a lifelong antipathy towards the man and his plays]

it seems, however, I am in good company – I am not the only philistine when it comes to Shakespeare and his plays . . .

June 10, 2013

Ye Olde Line Dancing

by duncanr

hokey pokeyEver wondered how folk amused themselves before the invention of TV and the internet?

Well, yes they did that of course – [really some folk have got real mucky minds] 🙄

No, I mean other than that

Well they played party games

For instance, when he wasn’t pre-occupied with his muse, Bill (Shakespeare to you lot) liked nothing better than to . . .

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June 30, 2011

Shakespeare on Drugs ?

by duncanr

Shakespeare is acknowledged by many to be one of finest play-writers in the English language (forced reading of his plays in school forever turned me off Shakespeare)

Some South African blokes have it seems requested permission from the Church of England to exhume his body in order to establish whether or not he was a user of cannabis and cocaine.

The suggestion that he might have been stems from the discovery in 2001 of pipes from his garden that revealed traces of cannabis and cocaine

Hhhmm, if the bard was writing his plays while smoking weed that might explain the unintelligible gibberish he passed off as English when he was writing his plays

Source –

April 23, 2011

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

by duncanr

Hark! – ye candle-wasters and jackanapes, ye clouted doghearted dewberries. Hast thou forgotten what day this be?

Tsk, tsk, it’s the man’s birthday, innit?

And the good people of Illinois, if their Governor has his way, are marking the occasion by talking like Shakespeare today – see

If you want to emulate this idea, but don’t feel qualified to do so because you lack the necessary vocabulary, never fear, the MadHatters are here to help you out. For an exhaustive list of Shakespearian words and their meaning visit –

P.S. if anyone was wondering, the auld bugger would have been 447 yrs old today

January 22, 2011

Much Ado about Bugger All

by duncanr

As their contribution to celebrate the 2012 Olympics, the Globe Theatre has commissioned 38 companies to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays – each in a different language.

Hhmm, watching Taming of the Shrew performed in Urdu would be just as intelligible to me as watching the same play performed in incomprehensible archaic medieval English.

As a child in a Scottish school . . .

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April 5, 2010

Hamlet is Back . . .

by duncanr

and he’s pissed off not happy