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National Shakespeare Day

To be, or not to be, that is the question! In the spirit of National Shakespeare Day, Dr Lucy Potter has rewritten the opening phrase of a soliloquy in the “Nunnery Scene” of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, and she’s keen to see if you can do any better!

The original phrase:

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? (Hamlet. 3.1.62-66 RSC edition)

Dr Lucy’s Potter’s knitting contribution to kick off the competition:

To knit, or not to knit, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fashion,
Or to take needles to a sea of wool,
And by knitting a jumper end them?

To get you in the mood, we’ve included the video about Dr Potter’s Shakespeare course. Post your attempt at www.facebook.com/arts.uofa.

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