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  1. 2009 Jun 04

    Quote of the Day, 6/4


    By DrNaumann

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    "If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work." -- William Shakespeare.

    The poet seems to write the common sense we all know. It truly describes why we find our Cornhusker sporting life so refreshing, and why we wait in anticipation for fall.

    This quote is from Henry IV, Part 2, I.ii.208-209. "Coach" Shakespeare writes in this play about the sporting life in the 15th century and the interactions between a young prince, Hal; and, his closest friend and mentor Falstaff, a jovial, aging, witty criminal. Falstaff and some of Hal's other friends have won wealth and power at the Battle of Shrewsbury. We watch Falstaff, now an army captain, drink in a London tavern and travel around the countryside to recruit young men to serve in the upcoming battles.

    He touts the sporting life and the battles to be won for the aging King Henry IV and the upcoming prince Hal. The young prince ends up at his father's house as the King is dying and vows to be a responsible King. As the play closes we see the new King Henry V place Falstaff in his rightful place.

    Tags: quote of the day, william shakespeare, henry iv, part 2

  2. 2009 May 31

    Quote of the Day, 5/31


    By DrNaumann

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    "I'll not budge an inch." -- William Shakespeare

    From the Taming of the Shrew, I.1.14

    Tags: quote of the day, blackshirts, defense, william shakespeare

  3. 2009 May 13

    Quote of the Day 5/13


    By DrNaumann

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    "We know what we are,but we know not what we may be." -William Shakespeare

    This quote is from one of the most famous plays, Hamlet, IV.v.43. This is a powerful message as we look to the coming season and the new young "stars" that might be unfolding in the Husker Nation.

    Hamlet was young, full of innocence,thought and sentiment. You get weary sometimes as he tries to "think to hard' about his game plan. However, he does make the tough decisions when the circumstances call for action.

    Hamlet means many things to many people. The names can be found in Icelandic legend and means "fool," in celtic it means "furious, and full of action." Shakespeare most likely knew the meanings of the name that he attached to his longest play. Probably most pressing on his mind was the death of his eleven year old son four years earlier. His son was named Hamlet.

    Tags: quote of the day, william shakespeare, cornhusker

  4. 2009 May 07

    Quote of the Day 5/8


    By DrNaumann

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    “Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” -William Shakespeare

    This quote comes from "coach" Will Shakespeare's tale of comedy about the team in Syracuse during the 1584 season.

    Seriously, this quote comes from one of his earliest plays, "The Comedy of Errors", III.1.26. This play involves the separation of a couple, their twin sons, and their twin servants The family is separated during a storm, and they decide to search, separately, for their lost family.

    After a 'comedy of errors," the family reunites and they hold a feast to rejoice the family's reunion.

    Tags: quote of the day, william shakespeare, comedy of errors

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