Say What, Shakespeare? The Tempest, Act 1

Boatswain Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: Good, speak to th’ mariners. Fall to ‘t yarely, or we run ourselves aground. Bestir, bestir!Modern-Day Translation: You, talk to the sailors. Be quick about it, or we’re going to crash. Go, move!
Boatswain Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: You are a councillor; if you command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more.Modern-Day Translation: You are a statesman. If you can order the weather to stop and be peaceful this moment, then we’ll stop our work with the ropes.
Miranda Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: If by your art, my dearest father, you have put the wild waters in this roar, allay them.Modern-Day Translation: If it was your magic, dad, that made the oceans turn this wild stop this.
Prospero Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: Canst thou remember a time before we came unto this cell? I do not think thou canst, for then thou wast not out three years old.Modern-Day Translation: Can you remember a time before we came to this place? I don’t think you can because you were only three years old then.
Prospero Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: Those being all my study, I government I cast upon my brother and to my state grew stranger, being transported and rapt in secret studies. Modern-Day Translation: I spent all my time studying and left running the government to my brother. I ignored my state since I was so captivated by my magical lessons and pursuits.
Prospero Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: It was mine art, when I arrived and heard thee, that made gape the pine and let thee out.Modern-Day Translation: It was my magical skill, when I arrived and heard you, that made the pine tree split open and release you.
Miranda Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: O, the heavens! What foul play did we that we came from thence? Or blessed was ‘t we did?Modern-Day Translation: Oh my gosh! What wrong (foul play) happened to us that we left Naples? Or was it a good thing (blessing) that we did (leave Milan)?
Prospero Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: Come on, obey. Thy nerves are in their infancy again And have no vigor in them.Modern-Day Translation: Come here, and do as I say. Your mobility is like a child and your body has no life or strength.
Prospero Who said this quote? How would this be spoken today?:___________: The direful spectacle of the wrack [wrecked ship], which touched The very virtue of compassion in thee, I have with such provision in mine art So safely ordered that there is no soul– No, not so much perdition [punishment/doom] as an hair, Betid to any creature in the vessel Which thou heard’st cry, which thou saw’st sink.Modern-Day Translation: The stressful view of the shipwreck, Which moved you to compassion, I have through the power of my magic that no person is hurt no, not even lost a hair happened to anyone on the ship where you had people cry and saw their ship sink.

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