Continuous Quiz: High Brow

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:18 am

Those were the Nazarenes

Try this one instead

What is the Robben Island bible, now on display at the British Museum?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby dxdtdemon » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:42 am

Is it a book of writings by Nelson Mandela while he was in prison?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:32 am

No.

Mandela did write his signature in it, to mark a passage as significant; the book is full of similar annotations by the ANC leadership.

Clue: It was disguised as a religious work so the guards would not confiscate it. It's literature.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:41 am

Complete works of the Bard? It's the nearest thing in English lit to the Bible. Two books you might be allowed to bring with you on Robben Island Discs!

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:40 pm

Apologies in replying, just back from abroad.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare it is!

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:11 pm

Thanks Andy. On a related theme, which writer propounded the theory that the "Mr. W. H." to whom the Sonnets are dedicated was one Willie Hews, a boy actor he suggested as first performing numerous cross-dressing roles e.g. Juliet and the lead character's wife in the Scottish play?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:09 pm

Time for a clue so: The writer who propounded this theory was Irish although his surname is spelled the same (but pronounced quite differently) as a prominent Estonian poet.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:09 pm

EQC participation brings its own rewards. Tartu has a statue (photo on request) of Edward Wilde having tea with Oscar

So Oscar Wilde is my answer

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:39 pm

Yes Andy and there is an exact replica of that statue of the two Wildes in Galway donated by Estonia in 2005. I have now seen both statues close up! I hand the baton on with hearty congrats...

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby DanielFullard » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Googled that to see it...nice statue!

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