In time the rod becomes more mocked than feared

Sir Elton John tells a US Senate panel Aids could be eradicated in his lifetime, but only if the US government continues funding the fight.

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“In time the rod becomes more mocked than feared” quoted from Measure for Measure

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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon ‘em

A left-leaning party wins a surprise victory in Alberta, one of Canada’s most conservative provinces.

6 May 2015 | Permalink | Tweet

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon 'em” quoted from Twelfth Night, or What You Will

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I will no further offend you than becomes me for my good

ITV production workers and other staff vote to strike on 14 May in a dispute over pay, broadcasting union Bectu announces.

6 May 2015 | Permalink | Tweet

“I will no further offend you than becomes me for my good” quoted from As You Like It

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“Every day we are presented with world stories through news feeds on multiple platforms. We are confronted with the atrocities of civil war, the consequences of forbidden love, betrayal and power – these challenges of the human condition all shared in Shakespeare’s plays.

To Be Today by Brendan Dawes captures news stories and frames them in Shakespeare’s words by matching the text written centuries ago with a beautifully crafted algorithm using today’s technologies. As the Royal Shakespeare Company explores new ways to interpret Shakespeare, this work shares the connections with our past and the present – the players, the characters, the plots and the observations captured in Shakespeare’s writing connect with us today.”

– Sarah Ellis, Digital Producer RSC.

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