"_____ is thy middle name"

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  1. McKennaL

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    what is that quote by Shaespeare?

    is it vanity? Someplaces i see generosity...but i think they are just using the semi quote.

    I was thinking of sending someone a note that said "DRAMA is thy middle name" ....but it had me thinking about what the REAL quote was.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    I'm certainly no Shakespearian scolar, but according to

    http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/dgr/paintings/albin5.html

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    Shakespeare never wrote the line "Vanity, thy name is woman." Hamlet's line reads, "Frailty, thy name is woman," in relation to his mother's hasty marriage to Claudius after the King's death. "
     
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    Indeed, Alice - I'm teaching it right now.
     
  5. McKennaL

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    wow - then I was really off.

    ok Shakespeare people ... what about the line of "get thee to a convent"?
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    "Hamlet:
    Get thee to a nunn'ry, why woulds't thou be a breeder of
    sinners?


    Hamlet Act 3, scene 1, 114–121 "
     
  7. Mrs. K.

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    Alice, no fair - I'm the English teacher, and you keep beating me to it! ;)
     
  8. Aliceacc

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    I was helping Julia with work on the other computer and didn't feel like doing my own work.

    Besides, I'm good at Google, not English :p
     
  9. Jem

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    Oh, man. I thought you were going to ask US what our middle name should be. I'm going to start a new thread on that, because I think it would be very interesting....
     

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