Jan. 7th, 2017 08:26 pm
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i: 1 Who knew how to locate rubiginosa and moschata?
ii: Which monarch witnessed the statue of his late consort coming to life?
iii: Who regretted the trip to North Africa, believing his son to have perished?
iv: Who resolved with fellow-scholars to diet and remain celibate for a triennium?
v: Whose murder was signalled by the screaming of an owl and the crying of crickets?
vi: Whose ambassador urged the King of England to stand down in favour of his nephew?
vii: Who received conflicting pleas from Edward’s representative and from Margaret?
viii: Which vanquished monarch agreed to present his daughter to the victor?
ix: Which monarch accidentally poisoned his wife instead of his nephew?
x: Who devised a riddle regarding his own incestuous relationship?

i: ok it’s OBERON not TITANIA (she sleeps at the bank), rubiginosa = eglantine, moschata = musk-rose, it’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM ([livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee confirmed his guess)
ii: LEONTES in A WINTER’S TALE (semi-guessed [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee, confirmed [livejournal.com profile] marnameow)
iii: is ALONSO (Ferdinand's dad) in THE TEMPEST (semi-guessed [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee, known by [Bad username or site: kerry polka @ livejournal.com])
iv: the KING OF NAVARRE in LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (googled by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee, attempting to confirm [livejournal.com profile] belecrivain's guess)
v: DUNCAN in MACBETH ([livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee confirmed his guess)
vi: at the start of the eponymous KING JOHN, the KING OF FRANCE urges John to stand down in favour of ARTHUR (known by [livejournal.com profile] jeff and [Bad username or site: kerry polka @ livejournal.com])
vii: LOUIS XI of France in HENRY VI part 3 (semi-guessed [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee, known by [Bad username or site: kerry polka @ livejournal.com])
viii: the KING OF FRANCE agrees after Agincourt to let his daughter CATHERINE OF VALOIS marry HENRY V in the eponymous play (tentatively known by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling) (to be fair henry and catherine rather woo one another, w/o really knowning one another’s languages)
ix: CLAUDIUS poisons a cup meant for the eponymous HAMLET ([livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee confirmed his guess)
x: ANTIOCHUS in PERICLES PRINCE OF TYRE (known by [Bad username or site: kerry polka @ livejournal.com])

Date: 2017-01-07 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
p sure this is monarchs in shakespeare -- answers below entirely from tired noodle

i: this might the fairyqueen in midsummer night wotsit, who "knows a bank whereon the wild thymes grows, where nodding violets" etc
ii: is a winter's tale (or possibly cymbeline)
iii: is this the tempest?
v: is duncan in macbeth
vii: edward and margaret are striding around all over whichever of henry vi pt etc is the one this happens in (my guess is part 3)
viii: doesn't lear hand over cordelia to goneril and regan?
in ix: the nephew is hamlet, so the king is i think claudius?

Date: 2017-01-07 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com

Def. A Winter's Tale, and it would be Leontes.

Date: 2017-01-07 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
iv - I think Measure for Measure is the one about the four friends who take a vow not to get married? (also I don't think Lear gives up Cordelia since she's married to the King of France when she's defeated. Titus Andronicus for that one?)

Date: 2017-01-08 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
damn it, mixed up MfM and LLL.

Date: 2017-01-07 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
Isn't 8 the King of France in Henry V?

Date: 2017-01-07 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
vi. is also the king of France - and the king of England who received the ambassador is King John, in the lesser known play of same name

Date: 2017-01-08 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerrypolka.livejournal.com
iii. Alonso (Ferdinand's father in the Tempest, they were sailing to Tunis)
vi. King of France (Charles I think? It's King John anyway)
vii. Louis XI of France, THE SPIDER KING (Henry VI part 3)
x. Antiochus (Pericles)

All of the top of my head, GO ME!

Also I feel iv. could apply to any of the four, but as the category is clearly "monarchs in Shakespeare" then sure let's go with Ferdinand.

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