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Quotes that are NOT Shakespeare:

1. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

2. When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew (Arrigo Boito)

3. Expectation is the root of all heartache (unknown, but not Shakespeare)

Quotes that ARE Shakespeare:

1. Fie, foh, and fum / I smell the blood of a British man. (King Lear)

2. If you can mock a leek, you can eat a leek. (Henry V)

3. I’ll do it in my shirt (Love’s Labour’s Lost)

Conclusion: ????

Check your goddamn sources and revel in the fact that real Shakespeare is far more entertaining than faux Shakespeare.


Video of the FINALE.

Mefistofele is the only completed opera by the Italian composer-librettist Arrigo Boito.

Mefistofele is one of many pieces of classical music based on the Faust legend. The most popular earlier work based on the legend was Gounod’s opera Faust, which Boito regarded as a superficial and frivolous treatment of a profound subject. Furthermore, Boito was contemptuous of what he saw as the low operatic standards prevailing in Italy at that time, and he determined to make his new work distinctive, both musically and intellectually, from anything that had been heard before. 

[Samuel Ramey is not Norman Treigle, but he’s good.]

LEVEL HORIZON; YEAR THREE 6/9; Celestial Limit

Chapter 23!

I’m not afraid of death. It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life. ~Jean Giraudoux

When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew. ~Arrigo Boito

Daichi Sawamura’s calf muscles are cramping from crouching in the brush for so long.

It’s been a solid fifteen minutes of nothing but waiting and he can feel the tension in his leveler beside him, his hair silver under the moonlight. Tanaka is surprisingly calm and focused, but Daichi can only see black in his eyes in the filtering torchlight. He can’t tell if it’s just the poor lighting or if they are actually blown wide with nerves, but he’s guessing the latter. He himself has had the urge to fidget and shift so badly for the last five minutes that he can’t imagine how Kageyama is holding out.

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The Opera in the scene in Batman Begins 

Is MEFISTOFELE which is Arrigo Boito’s adaption of Faust. 

now think Mefistofele. The Devil Mefistofele makes a pact with the forces of good that he can turn Faust towards the dark path and take his soul. 

What does Ra’s A Ghul try to do?

Train and turn Bruce Wayne into something else almost unhuman an idea. tempting him with power for his humanity.

In the story Faust has troubles coming to terms with is place in life but eventually turns away from Mefistofele and chooses good. 

Does Bruce Wayne also not choose to keep his humanity and fight for the innocent?

So does that make batman a retelling of faust?

You decide