Shakespeare’s Plants, Listed By Work

March 11, 2011

The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night or What You Will, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Cymbeline, King John, Richard II, Henry IV.1, Henry IV.2, Henry V, Henry VI.1, Henry VI.2, Henry VI.3, Richard III, Henry VIII, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, The Sonnets, Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtle, A Lover’s Complaint.

Weeds (clothes)

May 15, 2009

King Lear, [4.7.4-8]. Kent. “To be acknowledg’d, madam, is o’erpaid./ All my reports go with the modest truth,/ Nor more nor clipp’d, but so.” Cordelia. “Be better suited./ These weeds are memories of those worser hours;/ I prithee, put them off.”

Costard

May 15, 2009

King Lear, [4.6.238-243]. Edgar (in Somerset dialect). “Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor volk pass. An ‘chud ha’ bin zwagger’d out of my life,/ ‘twould not ha’ bin zo long as ’tis by a vortnight. Nay, come not near th’ old man; keep out, ‘che vor ye, or ise try whether your costard or my ballow be the harder. ‘Chill be plain with you.”

Garden water pots

May 15, 2009

King Lear, [4.6.194-197]. Lear. “No seconds? All myself?/ Why, this would make a man a man of salt/ To use his eyes for garden water-pots,/ Ay, and laying autumn’s dust.”

Flax

May 15, 2009

King Lear, [3.7.104-108]. Second Servant. “Let’s follow the old Earl, and get the Bedlam/ To lead him where he would. His roguish madness/ Allows itself to anything.” Third Servant. “Go thou. I’ll fetch some flax and whites of eggs/ To apply to his bleeding face. Now, heaven help him!”