How the mighty have fallen

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« Reply #50 on: 08/05/2008 13:23:03 »
“Cry 'Havoc', and let slip the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial”

(Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I)

Strange, really, as Havoc is a Viking word and would not have been in use in Julius Caesar's day.
Shakespeare's plays weren't exactly original. The audience of the Elizibethan Age didn't want original plays, they wanted to see almost exact copies of older plays. there was a play made long before Julius Ceaser called "The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet." So maybe the Havoc was used when the play was made, but wasn't updated by Shakespeare.

What proof do you have that Shakespeare didn't update his History plays. Informing the Elizabethans of their historical past as he informed and commented on the contemporary world around him.
As do Harold Pinter and Ayckbourn do now.
I ddin't say he didn't. Thata's just a possible.
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« Reply #51 on: 08/05/2008 16:32:50 »
So you would consider it OK if Ayckbourn wrote a play set in the 17th century and included dialog such as "Yo, dude. Wassup?"
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« Reply #52 on: 08/05/2008 16:41:27 »
LOL LOL..Now that would be interesting! Hee hee!

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« Reply #53 on: 08/05/2008 17:30:51 »
So you would consider it OK if Ayckbourn wrote a play set in the 17th century and included dialog such as "Yo, dude. Wassup?"
Ayckbourn? Who's he?
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« Reply #54 on: 08/05/2008 17:49:37 »
I do wonder about Ben at times. He seems to well informed about Shakespeare, his sig. under is profile on the left is rather and adult sig. for a 15 year old (So loud silence can be.) - are we being conned here?

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