Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-4-2014: William Shakespeare

It’s official … 

It’s World Book Night … !

And you know what that mean’s, don’t you?

It means it’s Free Book Time …!


Just so you know, World Book Night’s been going since 2011: the idea is to encourage reading for pleasure.

The charity that organises it has a list of books, each year: and arranges for multiply copies to be given to a horde of Givers — volunteers like me — who hand them out.

Be warned … 

You COULD get lucky … !


At any rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?   After all, today’s set honours William Shakespeare, in who’s memory World Book night is partly held.

Yesterday’s Teaser Saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Bardic questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 23rd April is World Book Night: held (in part) to honour the death of William Shakespeare.   In which year … ?
Q2) William Shakespeare was born in, retired to, and died in, which Warwickshire town … ?
Q3) Shakespeare’s plays were published posthumously as the First … what … ?
Q4) Name either of Shakespeare’s lost plays …
Q5) Which of Shakespeare’s comedies was loosely adapted as 10 Things I Hate About You … ?
Q6) The central character of which of his plays, is Thane of Glamis, and Cawdor?
Q7) Shakespeare’s best known theatre was in Southwark, in South London.   What was it called … ?
Q8) The Bard is known to have published two narrative poems, during his lifetime: in 1593 and 1594.   Name either.
Q9) The theatrical company Shakespeare belonged to was called The King’s Men: once James 1st ascended the throne of England.   What had their name been, when Elizabeth 1st was on the throne?
Q10) Finally … Shakespeare has a memorial in Poet’s Corner: in which London church is Poet’s Corner … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd April, 1993, saw the release of Mosaic 1.0: the first popular web-browser.   It — and programmes like it — are known as what: killer apps, psycho apps or murder apps?
A1) Killer apps.
Q2) 22nd April, 1997, saw Peruvian troops liberate which country’s embassy … ?
A2) Japan’s.
Q3) 22nd April, 1500, saw Portugese explorer, Pedro Álvares Cabral, land in what’s now which South American country … ?
A3) Brazil.
Q4) 22nd April, 1864, saw the phrase “In God We Trust” start to be used on US coinage.   How many different coins are currently minted in the US … ?
A4) Six.
Q5) Finally … 22nd April, 1997, saw a massacre take place in Haouch Khemisti: a small village in which North African country … ?
A5) Algeria.
I’ll leave you with the best known line from the Bard’s will …
“I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture”
From Shakespeare’s Will.
And with one of the few songs I could get away, given the subject … 

Enjoy the day: and don’t forget to have a good read … !

*        My pleasure, Debbi!   (And, yes: it’s a Prisoner related zip file!   Once it’s downloaded, you can double click it to open it: then use iTunes or Quicktime to play the two files.  :D )


Mr Strict said...

1> 1616.
2> Stratford-upon-Avon.
3> A Folio.
4> Cardenio.
5> The Taming of the Shrew.
6> Macbeth.
7> THe Globe.
8> Venus and Adonis
9> Lord Chamberlain's Men.
10> Westminster Abbey.

Debbi said...

Watching it as I write this! :)

1. 1616
2. Stratford-upon-Avon
3. Folio
4. The History of Cardenio
5. The Taming of the Shrew
6. Macbeth
7. the Globe
8. Venus and Adonis
9. The Lord Chamberlain's Men
10. Westminster Abbey

Patrick McGoohan is awesome!