Thursday, April 23, 2020

Shakespeare Tag

Gi'e ye good day fellow bloggers,
As this is the month of poetry, and as this be The Bard's birthday, I thought it would be fun to try a tag. Now, since I've never created a tag before there are sure to be some flaws, frankly I don't even know if this is what you do, "But be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em." {that quote is only appropriate for me if you know the context.}

The Rules:

1. Answer truthfully, "Thou canst not then be false to any man." {I just put that as a rule because I wanted to use the quote. hee hee!}
2. Tag at least three people and let them know that they've been tagged. "For he today who does this tag with me shall be my brother..."
3.Link back to the person who tagged you and post a link to your post in the comments, because I want to read your answers and "There never was yet philosopher who could endure the toothache patiently."

Anyway, without further ado about nothing...

The Questions:

1. What was the first exposure you ever had to Shakespeare?
2. How many of Shakespeare's plays have you seen?
3. What is your favorite Shakespeare play?
4. What is your favorite non-Shakespearean play? {musicals are permissible}
5. What is an adaptation of one of Shakespeare's plays that you like? Why?
6. Who is your favorite Shakespearean character?
7. What is your favorite Shakespeare quote?
8. If you were in a Shakespearean production which play would you want to be in and which character?
9. Have you read any of Shakespeare's sonnets, and if so, which is your favorite?
10. Have you ever written/tried to write a play?
11. Cast one of the big five {Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Richard III, or Much Ado About Nothing} with modern actors from either the stage or the screen.
{you only have to do main characters.}

There are 11 questions, I know, a bit odd, but, for my first try I couldn't limit myself to 10! Number 11 is optional, but I would love to know your thoughts.

I hereby tag:

MovieCritic @ Movies Meet Their Match

Erudessa Aranduriel @ The Flowering Vales

Livia Rose @ Rose Petals and Faerie Dust

Katherine and Grace @ The Maidens of Green Gables

Anyone else who wants to have a go!

It's up to you ladies now:

"All the expected good we're like to hear
For this play at this time, is only in
The merciful construction of good women;
For such a one we show'd 'em: if they smile,
And say 'twill do, I know, within a while
All the best men are ours; for 'tis ill hap,
If they hold when their ladies bid 'em clap." - King Henry VIII, Epilogue

I don't want to influence any of you, I want an original and authentic opinion, so I will post my answers at the end of the month.

"Be ye blithe and bonny!"


  1. Thanks for the "merry" tag! I had fun filling it out!

  2. Oh I say what a lovely tag--and a lovely blog too, might I add! MC tagged me for this and I evidently have no self-restraint when it comes to Shakespeare, so here is the link to my post:

  3. This was SO much fun. I had to take a while to research for the last best question! Here are my answers.

  4. Thank you all for doing this, I've really enjoyed reading your answers!
    I'm so glad you had fun! I look forward to reading more posts from the people you all tagged.

  5. This was such fun! MC tagged me as well, and I finally managed to answer it right here today :-)