Monday, March 4, 2013

You Mean I've Been Quoting Shakespeare This Whole Time?

This is an article that I found from this website:

This activity works best with younger children. Have the group gather in a circle on stage and
read in order of the numbers on the cards. It helps for you to hold on to a complete script.
Prompt the students to join in for the ―all‖ phrases: ―You are...‖ ―QUOTING SHAKESPEARE!‖)
Have they heard these phrases anywhere before?
1. If you cannot understand my argument, and declare ―It’s Greek to me,‖
ALL: you are quoting Shakespeare!
2. If you claim to be more sinned against than sinning,
ALL: You are quoting Shakespeare!
3. If you recall your salad days,
ALL: You are quoting Shakespeare! 
4. If you act more in sorrow than in anger,
5. If you wish is father to the thought,
6. If your lost property has vanished into thin air, 
ALL: You are quoting Shakespeare!
7. If you have ever refused to budge an inch
8.or suffered from green eyed jealousy,
9. if you have played fast and loose,
10. if you have been tongue tied,
11. a tower of strength,
12.hoodwinked, or in a pickle,
13. If you have knitted your brows,
14. made a virtue of necessity,
15.insisted on fair play,
16. slept not one wink,
17, stood on ceremony,
18.danced attendance (on your lord and master),
19.laughed yourself into stitches, given something short shrift, had cold comfort,
22. or too much of a good thing;
23. if you have seen better days,
24.or lived in a fool’s paradise
25.why, be it as you may, the more fool you,
26. for it is a foregone conclusion that you are, luck would have it,
ALL: Quoting Shakespeare!

28.If you think it is early days and clear out bag and baggage,
29. If you think it is high time,
30.and that that is the long and short of it,
31. if you believe that the game is up and that truth will out,
32.even if it involves your own flesh and blood;
33. if you lie low until the crack of doom
34. because you suspect foul play;
35. if you have your teeth set on edge (at one fell swoop),
36. without rhyme or reason;
37. then, to give the devil his due,
38.if the truth were known
39.for surely you have a tongue in your head,
ALL: You are quoting Shakespeare!
40. Even if you bid me good riddance and send me packing;
41. if you wish I was dead as a doornail,
42.if you think I am an eyesore,
43.a laughing stock,
44.the devil incarnate,
45.a stony hearted villain,
46.bloody minded or a blinking idiot, then Jove!
48.O Lord!
49.Tut, tut!
50.For goodness’ sake!
51. What the dickens!
52. But me no buts!
53.Tis all one to me, for,

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