Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Know Your Shakespeare #2

Calling all lovers of Will from Avon. Name the Shakespearian play which this scene comes from.

Bonus points for identifying either of the well-known actors shown performing above.
Hint: In the past, one has played a boy and the other a hood.

Answers on Friday. And, as always, please no wagering.
Congratulations to Doug for correctly identifying "As You Like It". And two bonus points for recognizing Richard "John Boy" Thomas as Touchstone.

However, the other actor is Brian Bedford, who among other movie and TV roles was the voice of Robin Hood in the animated Disney classic by the same name.

I guess his voice might have been a little difficult to pick up in the photo, but hey, it was a bonus.


Rich said...

In support of this post, I'll take another crack - this one's sure to be wrong. A Midsummer's Night Dream. I've got to study the actor's faces a little more, but I don't think those answers are going to come to me.

Michael Spencer said...


P&S said...

Good to hear from you, Michael.

And good (but incorrect) guesses, guys.

There's still time to wow the Realm with your knowledge of the bard, everyone.

DugALug said...


By the way, I feel slighted by your first contest, in which you never did announce what it was from!

Come clean man and spill your guts.


P&S said...

I apologize for the confusion, but I edited the previous post and placed the answer, The Taming of the Shrew, and congratulations to Rich for his correct guess within.

Perhaps the change was too subtle.

I'll not err again in such a cross way, and vex you with this fey post. Of that, you can be certain.

DugALug said...


Where did my guesses go? They got lost in the ether?


DugALug said...


Were my posts offensive? LOL!

Well here is my guesses again:

As You Like It: Jester being Touchstone

Jester: John Boy Walton - Richard Thomas

Other guy: Joel Grey recently played the Slone-Clone on Alias.

I think I made some comment that all shakespearian plays have a jester and that I am still a Florida boob... that about sums it up.


P&S said...

I promise that I never saw your comments which have mysteriously disappeared.

Perhaps, Rich deleted them. He mentioned something about a beer before breakfast, so it's possible that he's been into the ether as well.

BTW, good guesses. I'll reveal the correct answers later today.

Rich said...

Just for the record, Doug's comments got lost (the day) before I upturned my Foster's lager into my Wheaties this morning -- which quite literally is The Breakfast of Champions (both here in the US of A and in Australia) I'm proud to declare. The more of this concoction I swallow down my esophagus, the more and more that picture looks like a sonnet more than a play.

Truth be told, I haven't had beer of any kind in my refrigerator for quite some time, which is no doubt detrimental to my mental health and my writing but probably easier on my liver and budget, which is also to say my marital relationship - not the liver part but the budget.

Good guess, Douggie, on John Boy. You might have hit it.

As far as jesters in all of Willie's plays, I think you were using hyperbole there. Obviously, that's not the case. You probably meant to say "in 67.789% of his plays there is a jester", but that's not how it came out at all. And, that percentage would be erroneous as well. Now, I'm just jabbering, so I'll move along.

DugALug said...


Sometimes luck shines on the stupid and in those days I grin.

(you can quote me on that if you want)