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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

S stands for Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare  1564-1616  

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. Warwickshire.

 He married Anne Hathaway and they had three children, Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith.

 A successful career ensues in London between 1585-1592 .

 He was a noted writer and actor, then  part owner of a playing company. Amongst his many famous and well known plays is The Taming of the Shrew.

As well as this being played on the stage many times there have been several movies made of it.

 My all time favourite has to be the version made in 1967 starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, they were well suited to the characters they played as, probably the whole world knew about their much publisized, volatile marriage;   as were the two protagonists in the play, Katerina and Petruchio.


Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor acting in one of their fabulous SCENES in The Taming of the SHREW.     

I won't write any more about this play as I have featured it before so, as I'm rather fond of logical quotations I thought I'd share a few of

  WILL SHAKESPEARE'S, with you.  

'SOME are born great,
  SOME achieve  greatness
 and SOME
have greatness
 thrust upon them'.
 (Twelfth Night).

To thine own SELF be true,
And it must follow as,
the night,
the day,
thou can'st be true.

Sonnet 18.

SHALL I compare thee to a summer's day? 
Thou art more lovely and more temperate,
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May
And summer's lease hath all to short a date.

And so  as I complete my finish SLANT on the letter 'S'
I have to confess I am STRUGGLING to write at present,
SO much to cope with and feeling SO SHATTERED all
the time. I hope you all can bear with me until I get my 
Mojo back..
Thanks to the SUPERDOOPER Denise Nesbitt for devising 
ABCW and the SAGACIOUS Roger for doing what he does
 too! Also our thanks go out to the SPONTANEOUS team
 of helpers who assist Roger with the visits,
Best wishes to all.
Di. xx


  1. Ah ~ Shakespeare ~ great choice and photos for S

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    1. Hi Carol, thank for you kind comments.
      Not my finest input on Shakespeare but all the
      upset of our daughter being so poorly has
      caught up on me..stress and Rheumatoid disease
      don't bode well...
      Hope all is good with you and you little dawgie, so cute..
      Best wishes,
      ABCW team.

  2. So sorry that things are difficult right now.

  3. wow, i would not have come up with him as an entry for s, but you did and i am glad about it.

    Have a nice ABC-Wednes-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team) wishes in your bad times , hope they soon turn in happy days

  4. Nice informative post. Hope you soon feel better...

  5. Sooper Dooper post - I read quite a bit of Shakespeare as it's on the high school curriculum. And I'm glad to hear Ingrid is on the mend!

    abcw team

  6. Trubes, I hope you feel better soon.


  7. I can relate with the getting my mojo back. This has been a hard season. Thanks for posting despite your struggle. Bless you...

  8. That is a Super choice for S. I read his works long back, feel like picking up one now.
    Good article.
    Happy ABCW!

  9. Thank you for this formidable story about Shakespeare, the great Shakespeare! He was very impressive during his life and still is now.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Wil, ABCW team

  10. Feel better, I like your post on Shakespeare.

  11. Maybe a good reading aloud of Taming the Shrew may help with the unshattering. Big hugs to you, Di.

  12. Sometimes it helps to write about how shattered we are. Shakespeare is so good at that! I hope you get better soon and I am happy you still post. Things will get better.

  13. Mojo = those long legs going, Trubes!

    Keep dancing!


  14. I am so glad your daughter is so much better!
    Thanks for your comment and your photos of the Royal Family. Prince Harry is a Jewel in the Crown! What he did for the paralympics and its participants is admirable.
    Best wishes.

  15. His works are inspiration for many.


I usually like to reply to your comments but for some reason when i do post a reply it just diappears, any advice would be most welcome,Thanks Di x

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