Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. slug_queen

    slug_queen said, almost 4 years ago

    Heh. The promise of using bad words with impunity will get them every time. Just wait till she discovers Chaucer!

  2. samvadi

    samvadi said, almost 4 years ago

    Holly seems to enamoured to the bard….

  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 4 years ago

    Whatever gets them to read and do their homework!

  4. Tirasmol

    Tirasmol said, almost 4 years ago

    I was hooked from the moment I read Hamlet! (anyone see Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead?)

  5. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Country matters?

  6. riverhawk

    riverhawk GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Forsooth! Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

  7. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, almost 4 years ago

    Holly just might have found a pastime to rival basketball. And given she’s already a drama queen, who knows where this might go.

  8. cactuslady100

    cactuslady100 said, almost 4 years ago

    OMG Holly is doing something that requires a little bit of brain power without being forced??

  9. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, almost 4 years ago

    In the book “Babe the Gallant Pig”, which my fourth graders read and loved every year, Fly is referred to as “the collie bitch”. I had to spend fifteen minutes every year explaining that one before we started reading!

  10. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I like reading Shakespeare, too.

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, almost 4 years ago

    When I took a class on Chaucer in grad school, we had a teacher who must had Asperger’s or something. He acted very nervous, and spoke so softly that we had to shut the classroom door, sit as close to him as possible, cup our ears, and lean forward. We read some of Chaucer aloud, with as close as possible to the original Middle English accents, and I had to read a passage that nearly gave him the vapors. Chaucer was no slouch when compared to Shakespeare.

  12. 38lowell

    38lowell said, almost 4 years ago

    Cheer up!
    It’s not on a job application!

  13. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 4 years ago

    @Gokie5

    Sounds to me like he was just too shy to be a good teacher, and too embarrassed to hear the naughty words

  14. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, almost 4 years ago

    I have a wonderful book I liked to share with my son’s teachers. Can’t remember the exact title offhand, but something like “Insults in Shakespeare.” The kids all got a kick out of various ways to insult each other.

  15. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 4 years ago

    Auld Bill put something raunchy in almost every play he wrote; he knew that he had to be poular with the people in the “cheap seats” as well as the rich folks in the real seats, which were under a roof.

    Hamlet has a lline about Ophelia: “That’s a fair thought, to lie between maid’s legs.”

    “Twelfth Night” is fairly raunchy, if you look at it right: a Countess, greiving for her late father and brother, being chased by a Duke; and falling for a women dressed as a man, then getting the cross-dressing girl and her twin brother mixed up, and marrying the male twin. And keep in mind that all the parts, male and female, were played by males back in the day – so the female twin was a guy dressed as a girl, who was disgised as a guy… To quote Neddie Seagoon, “It’s all rather confusing, really.” :)

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