Monday, May 2, 2011

Fantastic Challenge #1

Henry, the Old Actor, is having a tough time remembering his lines. He starts out well with "Friends, Romans, Countrymen..." but from there he meanders far afield.

Identify the next 5 lines in his speech.
From what plays are they spoken?
What is the context?
Who said them?

Be the first to email me your answer and you win a prize.


  1. Congrats to Chad DeKatch for winning the first challenge!! there is an alternative answer to this one as well so there can be a second winner.

  2. Winner # 2 Mark Bethea our own Henry!


    "Screw your courage to the sticking place" ("and we will not fail")Lady Macbeth; "and be not sick and pale with grief that thou her handmaidens should be far more fair than she" (paraphrased by Henry, from Romeo and Juliet).... "is"....(pure Henry)

  4. CHADS VERY EXCELLENT ANALYSIS1. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

    * I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
    * The evil that men do lives after them;
    * The good is oft interred with their bones;
    * So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
    * Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:

    2. Play Title

    * Shakepeare's Julius Caesar

    3. Context

    * In Antony's funeral oration, he abides by his agreement with Brutus not to place blame on the conspirators. However, he manages to turn the mob against the conspirators. Antony uses many rhetorical questions to persuade the people to go against the conspirators and support him and Caesar's goals.

    4. Said by

    * Mark Antony