Friday, 12 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 12-6-2015: All The World’s A Globe …

Well, that was an entertaining Thursday … 

Did I tell you I’d lost an external drive?   Complete with a LOT of backed up media: AND family photos.

Frustrating!   But I’m starting to reconstruct the TV collection: which will be tedious, and expensive.

The photos will be harder.   The fact is … ?   I’m going to a local computer repair shop.

One that’s charging an eye-watering amount of money for data recovery.


But, I got the refund through from Amazon, on Tuesday just gone: and managed to get a 2 terabyte sized internal drive.   A drive I’d originally wanted, to store those lost photos and series.

Waiting for it, yesterday?   Much as I’d love to say it was fun, it wasn’t.   It was VERY frustrating.

Cabin Fever’ doesn’t even start to describe how I felt, by the time the delivery man turned up.

I’ve ALSO got enough spare cash to pay the fee the shop wants: or, at least, put down a LARGE deposit.

That means I can start on the slow process of reconstruction.

That’s going to be fun … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine and a half out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Shakespearean questions, shall we?

Here there are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 12th June saw the re-opening of The Globe Theatre: by Queen Elizabeth 2nd.   In which year of the 1990s?
Q2) Which of Shakespeare’s was the first shown, in the new Globe?
Q3) It was built by a charitable trust first organised by which American director and actor?
Q4) Both new, and original, Globe Theatre’s are in what’s now which London Borough: Wandsworth, Lambeth or Southwark?
Q5) The Globe’s owner is The Shakespeare Globe Trust.   The original Globe was owned and built by which company?
Q6) That company’s original theatre had been where: Haggerston, Hoxton or Shoreditch?
Q7) One of the first plays to be performed at the Globe was mentioned by diarist, Thomas Platter the Younger: in 1599.   Which play was it: Henry 5th, Julius Caesar or As You Like It?
Q8) If you were in the original Globe’s cheap seats, were you sitting down?
Q9) There’s another reconstruction of the Globe: in which Argentine city?
Q10) Finally … the modern Globe is what: the first, second or third to bear the name?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th June, 1770, saw Captain Cook run aground: on which Australian landmark?
Q2) More to the point, off the coast of which Australian state?
Q3) Name any of the other seven Australian states.
Q4) What’s the landmark made of?
A4) Coral.
Q5) In what year was it declared a World Heritage Landmark: 1981, 1983 or 1985?
A5) 1981.
Q6) What naval rank did Cook hold, during this expedition?
A6) Naval Lieutenant.   (If I’ve understood Royal Navy etiquette, the person in charge of a ship is referred to as ‘Captain’: regardless of their actual rank.)
Q7) Cooks River flows in which well know Australian Bay?
Q8) Cook found the bay — and ran aground — in which ship?
A8) The HMS Endeavour.   (Am I the only person assuming Captain James Cook — explorer, nice bloke, and all round British Naval Hero — couldn’t steer … ?)
Q9) Earlier in the expedition, crew-members were the first Europeans to come across what animal: a kangaroo, koala or wombat?
A9) Kangaroo.
Q10) Finally … Cook, his officers and crew, managed to reduce scurvy by eating what: citrus fruit, sauerkraut or fresh beef?
A10) Actually, all three.
I’ll leave you with the motto from the original Globe …
“Totus mundus agit histrionem.”
(The whole world’s a playhouse.)
And this rather romantic piece … 

Have a good day.

*        Thought they’d appeal, Debbi!   Oh, sorry about the half point: but British sailors ate everything, to avoid scurvy.   Oh, did you see yesterday’s sad news?   Ron Moody, Christopher Lee, AND Ornette Coleman.

As a final thought … ?   A ‘bull-shot,’ if I remember my basic cocktails, is a vodka … and beef & tomato soup … 


Mr Strict said...

1. 1997.
2. Henry V.
3. Sam Wanamaker.
4. Southwark.
5. Lord Chamberlain's Men.
6. Shoreditch.
7. Henry V.
8. No, (the "groundlings") would stand.
9. Buenos Aires.
10.Third. <-- Just a visit

Debbi said...

I saw the news! He was a magnificent actor! He'll be missed.

1. 1997
2. Henry V
3. Sam Wanamaker
4. Southwark
5. the Lord Chamberlain's Men
6. Shoreditch
7. Julius Caesar
8. no
9. Buenos Aires
10. third