Saturday, April 19, 2008

Quote of the day, 4/19/08

Gloucester: They do me wrong, and I will not endure it!
Who is it that complains unto the king
That I (forsooth) am stern and love them not?
By holy Paul, they love his Grace but lightly
That fill his ears with such dissentious rumors.
Because I cannot flatter and look fair,
Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive, and cog,
Duck with French nods and apish courtesy
I must be held a rancorous enemy.
Cannot a plain man live and think no harm,
But thus his simple truth must be abused
With silken, sly, insinuating Jacks?

...I cannot tell: the world is grown so bad
That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.
Since every Jack became a gentleman,
There's many a gentle person made a Jack.

...I would to God my heart were flint like Edward's,
Or Edward's soft and pitiful like mine:
I am too childish-foolish for this world.


--some Patriarch writing about some other Patriarchs, don't worry about it, nothing to do with you, really, you're golden.

5 comments:

Tom Nolan said...

OK, while we here - who thinks that Richard Loncraine's Richard III is the best filmed Shakespeare to date? Ian McKellen was just fantastic. Unfortunately I never saw him do it on stage. Though I once saw him in Coriolanus.

Iamcuriousblue said...

"OK, while we here - who thinks that Richard Loncraine's Richard III is the best filmed Shakespeare to date?"

I do! I even have it in my DVD collection.

I liked Julie Taymor's Titus as well.

Tom Nolan said...

iamcuriousblue, MY MAN!

I'll see if I can get hold of Titus.

belledame222 said...

I keep meaning to see "Titus." I don't love everything Taymor does but it's always visually stunning at least.

belledame222 said...

haven't seen the Loncraine version, but I'll just bet Ian McKellen was sensational.

what I really want to see, and not just because I am a hopeless fangirl: David Tennant's Hamlet at the Royal Court. I bet he'll be fecking brilliant.