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Re: World's Greatest Writers : Paradise Lost

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This is part of the Paradise Lost discussion Connie but I can't find the beginning.  As we long ago finished discussing it I don't think it will be useful for Greg to post to the archive but I thought he might like to read some of the entries.  Posting to The Silver Samovar thread in the Epics club would alert Laurel and she may have some interesting further observations on PL.

 

 

 


ConnieK wrote:

Choisya wrote:

Also, it isn't a current discussion on the Epics site - we did it earlier in the year.  It is now archived.  I thought Greg might like to read what was posted but there will not be any feedback.  Laurel, our Reader-Moderator and a D.Litt, was particularly helpful during this discussion and her comments and research might be useful too.  Perhaps you could give Greg a link to the archived site Connie? 

 

 

 


ConnieK wrote:

 


GregBauder wrote:

 

I just tried to post on the Epic Site about Milton's Paradise Lost.


Greg--Members of the clubs don't always read posts at other clubs, so you'd be better off trying to post there again than putting your response to an Epics post over here.  Let me know if you're unsuccessful, though, and I'll see if I can move your post over there for you.  I'd move it now, but I'm not sure in which thread you'd want it to appear.

 

 

Message Edited by ConnieK on 11-19-2008 09:06 PM

 


 

But he's responding to a post he read over there, Choisya.  Can he or you point me to the thread/post where the post he made here should go?

 

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Re: World's Greatest Writers : Paradise Lost

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Choisya wrote:

This is part of the Paradise Lost discussion Connie but I can't find the beginning.  As we long ago finished discussing it I don't think it will be useful for Greg to post to the archive but I thought he might like to read some of the entries.  Posting to The Silver Samovar thread in the Epics club would alert Laurel and she may have some interesting further observations on PL.

 

 


Thanks, Choisya!  I guess I'm going to let Greg get back to me on this, if he wants me to move anything over there.  I appreciate these locations, though, if he does.  Greg, what say you?

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Boar's Head Tavern: Eatery

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Re: Boar's Head Tavern: Eatery

Here is something medieval you can make with your thanksgiving turkey leftovers:smileyhappy:.

 

 


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Re: Boar's Head Tavern: Eatery

Roast pig with an apple in its mouth, of course.

 

 

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Re: Boar's Head Tavern: Eatery


Choisya wrote:

Here is something medieval you can make with your thanksgiving turkey leftovers:smileyhappy:.

 

 


ConnieK wrote:

What shall we have for our fall feast here at the Boar's Head?  :smileyvery-happy:


 


 

Ew!  Looks kind of gross, Choisya!  Ha.  I suppose a lot of medieval recipes would look less than appetizing to us!
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Alas, poor Tchaikovsky!

What next?

 

Is this the skull?

 

Next up for Tennant is Love's Labour's Lost.

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Re: Alas, poor Tchaikovsky!

Wow!  Who knew?  I can't believe they'd use the real skull on stage time after time, though.  What if they dropped it?

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Shakespeare's New Play

This should unmake someone's day:

 

All the World's a Grave

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Re: Shakespeare's New Play


Laurel wrote:

This should unmake someone's day:

 

All the World's a Grave


 

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Re: Shakespeare's New Play

Some people will do anything for their fifteen minutes of fame.

 

Better he should have tried to break the record for eating the most frogs legs in fifteen minutes.  


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This should unmake someone's day:

 

All the World's a Grave


 

 

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Re: January, 2009 in Shakespeare


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 Given that Laurel and I are suffering through a historic deep freeze, a very apt choice.

 


 

 

Ah.  Good.  Plan for some long nights curled up by the fire (or perhaps candles and a good blanket, if you're fireplace-challenged) and enjoy!

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I'll say one thing: it's beautiful. I'm certainly glad I don't have to be out in it, though.

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Everyman wrote:

 Given that Laurel and I are suffering through a historic deep freeze, a very apt choice.

 


 

 

Ah.  Good.  Plan for some long nights curled up by the fire (or perhaps candles and a good blanket, if you're fireplace-challenged) and enjoy!


 

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Re: January, 2009 in Shakespeare

Plan for some long nights curled up by the fire (or perhaps candles and a good blanket, if you're fireplace-challenged) and enjoy!

 

We are decidedly not fireplace-challenged -- it's in full operation as I type.  I can see it through my library door, I have just left my fireside chair for a few moments of Book Clubbing, and then I'll be back in the warmth and glow, cat in lap.


ConnieK wrote:

Everyman wrote:

 Given that Laurel and I are suffering through a historic deep freeze, a very apt choice.

 


 

 

Ah.  Good.  Plan for some long nights curled up by the fire (or perhaps candles and a good blanket, if you're fireplace-challenged) and enjoy!


 

 

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We are decidedly not fireplace-challenged -- it's in full operation as I type.  I can see it through my library door, I have just left my fireside chair for a few moments of Book Clubbing, and then I'll be back in the warmth and glow, cat in lap.


 

Lovely image!  We're expecting a foot of snow tomorrow here in upstate NY.  Great for book clubbing, as you call it--ha!  :smileywink:

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We've only gotten a few inches of snow, but that cold Canadian wind has blown about a foot and a half against my front door. I'm hoping my UPS guy can stomp his way through.

ConnieK wrote: 

Lovely image!  We're expecting a foot of snow tomorrow here in upstate NY.  Great for book clubbing, as you call it--ha!  :smileywink:


 

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Re: January, 2009 in Shakespeare


ConnieK wrote:

Everyman wrote:

 

We are decidedly not fireplace-challenged -- it's in full operation as I type.  I can see it through my library door, I have just left my fireside chair for a few moments of Book Clubbing, and then I'll be back in the warmth and glow, cat in lap.


 

Lovely image!  We're expecting a foot of snow tomorrow here in upstate NY.  Great for book clubbing, as you call it--ha!  :smileywink:


 

Same here in MA - expecting up to a foot tomorrow.  I hope it holds off until I can get to the Post Office to send out a Christmas package to Florida.  Last night I had to chip a thick solid coating of ice off of my car when I left work - not fun!  Part of my scraper broke off, flying ice went into my eye, and I couldn't even make any headway until the heat that was blasting full force inside the car started softening it up.  Took about a half hour, just to clear the windows.  A lot of people I work with have not had power for more than a week, and some don't expect to get it back until after Christmas.  At least I was lucky there.

 

Oh, winter is such fun, fun, fun!!! :smileymad:

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Re: World's Greatest Writers


StevePerk1 wrote:

Shakespeare was arguably the greatest writer in the English language.  (I say "arguably" only to be polite.  We all know it's not arguable...   :smileywink:)  Who would you say are the pinnacles of other languages?  Here are some of my suggestions, which, in this case, are extremely arguable!

 

French:  Victor Hugo

Russian:  Leo Tolstoy (I expect lots of critques on that one!)

Spanish:  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 

German:  Johann Wolfgang Göthe

What are your picks?  (And, yes, if you do want to argue with my Shakespeare assertion, I'd love to hear your alternative.)

 

--Steve


 

Modern-day English: James Joyce.
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Re: World's Greatest Writers

Italian: Dante

 

Polish: Henryk Sienkiewicz


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StevePerk1 wrote:

Shakespeare was arguably the greatest writer in the English language.  (I say "arguably" only to be polite.  We all know it's not arguable...   :smileywink:)  Who would you say are the pinnacles of other languages?  Here are some of my suggestions, which, in this case, are extremely arguable!

 

French:  Victor Hugo

Russian:  Leo Tolstoy (I expect lots of critques on that one!)

Spanish:  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 

German:  Johann Wolfgang Göthe

What are your picks?  (And, yes, if you do want to argue with my Shakespeare assertion, I'd love to hear your alternative.)

 

--Steve


 

Modern-day English: James Joyce.

 

 

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Re: Alas, poor Tchaikovsky!

Not gonna lie that is really cool :smileywink:. Can't say that I would enjoy acting with a real skull though. I would look at it and probably run screaming the first couple of tries.
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