Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Words, Words, Words!"

Words that we owe to Shakespeare: 


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III, Scene ii.


As You Like It, Act II, Scene vii.

Love’s Labours Lost, Act I, Scene i.


King John, Act III, Scene i.

King Lear, Act II, Scene iv.


King Lear, Act II, Scene ii.

Othello, Act II, Scene ii.

Timon Of Athens, Act V, Scene i.

Macbeth, Act I, Scene vii.

The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV, Scene v.

Measure For Measure, Act 1, Scene i.


Henry V, Act IV, Scene i.

As You Like It, Act II, Scene Vii.

Troilus And Cressida, Act III, Scene iii.

All’s Well That Ends Well, Act V, Scene iii.

Romeo And Juliet, Act 1, Scene iii.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V, Scene i.

Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act I, Scene i.


Pericles, Act V, Scene ii.

Antony and Cleopatra, Act I, Scene i.

Henry V, Act II, Scene iv.

Romeo and Juliet, Act IV, Scene v.

Titus Andronicus, Act II, Scene iii.

The Merchant Of Venice, Act I, Scene i.

Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, Scene i.

Hamlet, Act II, Scene i.

Hamlet, Act V, Scene i.

As You Like It, Act I, Scene ii.

King John, Act IV, Scene iii.


King Henry VI, Part II, Act IV, Scene i.


Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V, Scene ii.

Henry V, Act IV prologue.

Henry IV, Part II, Act I, Scene iv.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III, Scene i.


King Henry VI, Part II, Act II, Scene i.

Coriolanus, Act Iv, Scene i.

Measure For Measure, Act II, Scene ii.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act III, Scene ii.

The Taming Of The Shrew, Act III, Scene i.

Macbeth, Act III, Scene iv.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Devil in the Details

As I was listening to an audio book of the play "Macbeth", my ears were perked up by a familiar name of a character that Macbeth happened to be talking to near the end of the play. It was interesting, Macbeth was boasting about how fearless and indestructible he will be in the upcoming battle, when all of a sudden I hear him call for "Satan!" I paused first and took a double take, then I rewound the audio just to make clear of what I have just heard. Low and behold, the name was loud and clear. It was the correct pronunciation of one the devil's names... Satan!
 Just for reassurance I decided to put my trust in the ancient script by checking the spelling of this character's name. The name of the character was spelled "Seyton" but was pronounced the same way as "Satan." At first I was then relieved, but at the same time intrigued. I'll tell you why.

Picture yourself at this play, and Macbeth unexpectedly calls for "Seyton". You're then probably imagining a red-faced demon with horns, hooves, a pointed tail and a giant pitchfork. Instead you get a normal servant of Macbeth ready to aid him. I'm sure that was on everybody's heads when they first heard the name of that character. It was on mine. Very humorous Bill Shakespeare! Well played!

After finishing the play, I decided to do some research on the name "Seyton" just to see if it had any meaning, or even a subtle connection to the devil-ish name "Satan." To my surprise, after hours upon hours, my research seemed to be fruitless, because I could not find the origin of the name nor it's meaning. This baffled me, because it was a name mentioned in "Macbeth" and "Macbeth" alone. It was strictly a Shakespearean name that had no ground to stand on for it's whereabouts, other than the pronunciation being related to the name "Satan."
Then it hit me. Shakespeare is all about puns and double meanings. He made up the majority of his words for Heaven's sake! Could he have possible done the same thing with this name? 
Let's look at the facts found in the script shall we. In Macbeth's dire need for aid as he is about to meet his Maker, does he call upon He who created life? No! He calls for Seyton! A character that only appears once and has five simple lines.
Macbeth calls him not once or twice, but three times before Seyton finally responds, "What is your gracious pleasure?" It's almost like calling for Beetlejuice three times to wreak havoc in all of Scotland!
With Seyton working in threes, of which number is the "witching hour", it makes you wonder if Seyton is an attendant to Macbeth or an "Advisory to Mankind"?
You be the judge.
When Macbeth asks Seyton for his armor, Seyton says, "'Tis not needed yet." As we all know, Macbeth perhaps wanted "The Armor of God"(Ephesians 6:11) " stand against the wiles of the devil." Seyton was delaying his believed redemption.
Seyton's last words were discouraging news regarding The Lady Macbeth's mysterious death. It is an all time low for the King to hear and bare!
Well I guess the devil is in the details! How convenient!
Could Seyton be... oh I don't know... SATAN!!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

What If Shakespeare Wrote Movies Today?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Shakespeare wrote the movies that we have today? Here are some of the movie quotes translated into Shakespeare! I hope that you will enjoy! 


"I know not who thou art. I know not what thou wanteth. If ye looketh for a ransom, I telleth thee; shillings I have none. But what I doth poses art very particular set of skills; skills for this long time hath I gained in my career. Skills that maketh me a nightmare to thee, Villain! If thou let my daughter go to, this will have an end. I will look for thee not, I will pursue thee not. But if thou doth not, I will look for thee, I will find thee, and I will kill thee!"

-The Terminator-
"I beckon thee, come! If thou wish to live!"

-Sudden Impact-
"Go to, fulfill my day!"

-Army of Darkness-
"O list thou peasant swains! Hark! This here is my long sword!"

-They Live-
"I cometh here to chew upon gum of ooze and kick buttocks! And gum of ooze, I have none!"

-Napoleon Dynamite-
"I perceive thou art drinking one percent. Doth thou thinkest thou art fat as butter? Because thou no art. Thou couldst drink whole, if thou wishes."

 -Tommy Boy-
"Fat man in a petticoat."

"Methinks thy brain hath a thick candy shell in't."

-Tropic Thunder-
"Everyone will swear, thou shalt not act with a plentiful lack of wit."

"I pray thee? Is this not a household for atomies!?! How now can we expect to teach our children to read thence, if they canst fit in't?"


-Dumb & Dumber-
"Yea, I called her, she bringeth dunghill upon me for listing not to her, or something in't. I know not, my best attention was elsewhere."

"We usually do not aid strangers... perchance my instinct is of greater matter. Saddle upon our chariot good fellow!"

"Samsonite! I was afar off! I knew it hath an 'S' in't, in sooth."

"Life is a fragile vessel, Harry. One minute thou chew upon a sauced meat, the next thou art dead like unto it."
"O, good sir! Thou art one pathetical twit! Take no offense i' this."

 -Ace Ventura: Pet Detective-
"If I come not back in five minutes, stay here longer."

-A Few Good Men-
"Villain, thou cans't handle the absolute!"

-Pitch Perfect-
 "Well... sometimes I feel I must take bitter pills, but methinks, mmm... perchance not."

"Well, at least thy virginity breedeth not mites. Or doth thou hath i' also?"

"Chloe, no need to fret, it meaneth God punisheth thee for thy hair of redness."

-Dude Where's My Car?-
"Coz. what sayest mine?" "Coz!" "O, coz, what doth mine say?" "Swag!"
"Coz, wherein my chariot went?"

-Billy Madison-
"What thou hast newly said is with the most insane idiot of thought I have hereto list.
With no attempt in thy bootless babblings did thee aim so near not with anything that falls purpose.
Everyone within this cubiculo, thou madest ware a coxcomb for having list it. I award thee nothing, and may God have mercy upon thy soul."

-(500)Days of Summer-
"She left a mass of dunghill upon the face of mine. Tis sooth!"

 -Fight Club-
"Hark! The first rule of 'Band of Fight' is thou speakest not of Band of Fight."

-The Wedding Singer-
"I sayeth again, things that could have been compassed unto my best attention yesterday!"