When we visited Stratford we saw a shop (now closed down) which called itself Much Ado About Toys - which, in a town chock-full of Shakespearian references, struck us as the lamest of the lot.
But when we tried to do better we found it impossible. - i.e. When we tried to make a name for a Toyshop that was a pun on a sufficiently well-known Shakespearian phase that was actually better than the lamentable name of Much Ado About Toys... we utterly failed.
(The prize is brief and obscure mention of your name/ pseudonym on this blog. The judge's decision is final.)
Added June 8:
And the winners are - second runner-up is Toybalt by JB; runner-up is All is but Toys by Nathaniel - And the winner is... Play's the thing from Crosbie.
Here is your Prize...
Thank you ladies and gentlemen - and goodnight!
Play's the thing?
@Crosbie - That's excellent! - will be hard to beat.
To play or not to play, toys are the question
@David - Well, at least it's no *worse* than Much Ado About Toys...! ;-)
All is but Toys
@Nathaniel - I don't get it. Is it "Every man shift for all the rest and let no man take care for himself, for all is but fortune." (Got it from Google.)
@J.B. - Clever, maybe a bit obscure for the masses?
Had I but died an hour before this chance,
I had lived a blessèd time, for from this instant
There’s nothing serious in mortality.
All is but toys. Renown and grace is dead.
The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
Is left this vault to brag of.
(It's not a very good message for a toy store - sort of the opposite - or clever though, just a literal mention of the word "toys", sorry!)
Will’s Toys. Such stuff as dreams are made on.
To thine own toy be true.
The undiscovered toy.
Our little life
Is rounded with a toy
@Perfessor - Very droll: "Our little life is rounded with a toy" made me laugh aloud.
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