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September 27, 2006 12:02 AM   Subscribe

Shakespeare's Sonnet 116: read firmly by Eleanor, skimmed through somewhat hurriedly by Megan, recited from memory by the cowboy hatted Bill, and delivered with a vaguely cockney accent by Will. There are others, as well.
posted by Iridic (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice concept for a post!
posted by growabrain at 1:48 AM on September 27, 2006


Larry was absolutely casual.
posted by SteelyDuran at 3:07 AM on September 27, 2006


The interpretation by Brooke--very old--needs to note that a marriage impediment in a marriage service is said so that if any one has any kind of claim--still married etc--upon either of the two people to be married, now is the time to speak up. After the ceremony, a new union has been formed and that union should not be put upon. Now make your claim; or keep quite ever after.

And the final ironic note: I never write...but we re reading what was "writ" and therefore what the spaaker says is "true."
posted by Postroad at 6:12 AM on September 27, 2006


Don't miss Nickeltown's marvelous musical interpretation (M3U).
posted by waldo at 6:40 AM on September 27, 2006


I just finished reading Ilium, by Dan Simmons, and this sonnet was disscussed in depth by two of the characters. An overview here.
posted by mikeweeney at 7:17 AM on September 27, 2006


I just finished reading Ilium, by Dan Simmons

Most of Dan's work tends to contain evidence that he's not your regular pulp writer. I picked up Ilium and then the sequel, and then had to go back and read all the Hyperion books because I'd forgotten how good he really was.
posted by thanotopsis at 7:39 AM on September 27, 2006


What the...? I must be feeling especially emotional this morning, because Eleanor's reading just about made me lose it.
posted by damnthesehumanhands at 7:51 AM on September 27, 2006


Man, Nickletown. Stay tuned for their next album, coming out in 2067.
posted by Deathalicious at 8:57 AM on September 27, 2006


I just finished reading Ilium, by Dan Simmons, and this sonnet was disscussed in depth by two of the characters. An overview here.


Ok. Metafilter, knock it the fuck off! I JUST started Ilium last night and JUST finished the Mahnmut part.

What the...? I must be feeling especially emotional this morning, because Eleanor's reading just about made me lose it.

You are not alone. It got me.

Thanks to Eleanore I just spent that last ten minutes reading to MY dog from my Shakespeare compendium.

I think he liked it. Though, I would have liked Shakespeare better if someone was rubbing my tummy while reading it, too.
posted by tkchrist at 2:04 PM on September 27, 2006


Megan's reading sucked, but boy is she easy on the eyes.
posted by zardoz at 5:38 PM on September 27, 2006


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