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21,360. Him: Do you play?
Her: Try me. (GBH Films & Play) The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 starring Steve McQueen & Faye Dunaway & Paul Burke & Jack Weston & Gordon Pinsent & Biff McGuire & Yaphet Kotto & Addison Powell et al, director Norman Jewison
21,361. Let’s play something else. (GBH Films & Play) ibid. him
40,691. You played it for her, you can play it for me. (Love & Romance & Play & Piano) Casablanca 1942 ***** starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman & Paul Henreid & Claude Rains & Conrad Veidt & Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre & Curt Bois et al, director Michael Curtiz
45,675. What revels are in hand? Is there no play,
To ease the anguish of a torturing hour? William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream V i 36
56,720. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. (Proverb & Work & Play) Mid-17th century proverb
85,186. A player or nothing. Wall Street 1987 starring Michael Douglas & Charlie Sheen & Martin Sheen & Daryl Hannah & John C McGinley & Terence Stamp & James Karen & Hal Holbrook & Sean Young & James Spader et al, director Oliver Stone, Gordon Gecko to Bud
85,187. Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought. (Play & Think) Albert Einstein
85,188. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. Plato
85,222. Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price. (Pleasure & Play) Benjamin Franklin
87,133. In our country, true teams rarely exist ... social barriers and personal ambitions have reduced athletes to dissolute cliques or individuals thrown together for mutual profit ... Yet these rugby players, with their muddied, cracked bodies, are struggling to hold onto a sense of humanity that we in America have lost and are unlikely to regain. The game may only be to move a ball forward on a dirt field, but the task can be accomplished with an unshackled joy and its memories will be a permanent delight. The women and men who play on that rugby field are more alive than too many of us will ever be. The foolish emptiness we think we perceive in their existence is only our own. (Rugby & Team & Player & Solidarity & United States of America & Sport & American Football) Victor Cahn
88,963. The Gatling’s jammed and the Colonel dead
And the regiment blind with dust and smoke;
The river of death has brimmed his banks,
And England’s far, and Honour a name;
But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks:
‘Play up! play up! and play the game!’ (South Africa & War & Play & Game & Empire UK) Henry Newbolt, Vitai Lampada
90,613. The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work. (Team & Player) Alex Ferguson
94,619. If their work is satisfying people don’t need leisure in the old-fashioned sense. No one ever asks what Newton or Darwin did to relax, or how Bach spent his weekends. At Eden-Olympia work is the ultimate play, and play the ultimate work. (Play & Work) J G Ballard, Super-Cannes
40,171. I’ll never play at Wembley again, unless I play at Wembley again. (Football & Play) Kevin Keegan
40,249. When David Beckham leaves the game, it will take a very special player to come in and carry the mantelpiece. (Football & Player) Sophie Nicolau
40,147. They didn’t change positions, they just moved the players around. (Football & Player) Terry Venables
40,207. I’ve told the players we need to win so that I can have the cash to buy some new ones. (Football & Player) Chris Turner, Peterborough manager, before League Cup quarter-final 1992
40,274. Yes, he is not unused to playing in midfield, but at the same time he’s not used to playing there either. (Football & Play) Emlyn Hughes
136,271. Play for Today: a series of single dramas broadcast by BBC television between 1970 and 1984: years of crisis when the consensus politics of Britain’s postwar world began to unravel, when industrial relations, education and the health-service faced fundamental challenges … Play for Today reflected and responded to all this and more in more than 300 dramas shown in prime time. (Drama & Play & Television) Drama out of a Crisis: A Celebration of Play for Today, BBC 2020
136,272. The Wednesday Play ran for six years and featured a much wide range of drama. (Drama & Play & Television) ibid.
136,273. Only Make Believe (1973: writer Dennis Potter; director Robert Knights) … Angles are so Few (1970: writer Dennis Potter; director Gareth Davies) … Mike Leigh: Hard Labour (1973) … Nuts in May (1976) … Abigail’s Party (1977) … Ken Loach: Up the Junction (1965) … Cathy Come Home (1966) … The Rank & File (1971) … Ann Scott: Angels are so Few (1970) … Stocker’s Copper (1972) … Only Make Believe (1973) … Richard Eyre: Comedians (1979) … The Imitation Game (1980) … Country (1981) … (Drama & Play & Television) ibid.
136,274. The After Dinner Joke (1978: writer Caryl Churchill; director Colin Bucksey) … Shakespeare or Bust (1973: writer Peter Tarson; director Brian Parker) … Stocker’s Copper (1972: writer Tom Clarke; director Jack Gold) … Leeds United! (1974: writer Colin Welland; director Roy Battersby) … All Good Men (1974: writer Trevor Griffiths; director Michael Lindsay-Hogg) … Licking Hitler (1978: writer and director David Hare) … The Cheviot, The Stag & the Black Black Oil (1974: writer John McGrath; director John McKenzie) … (Drama & Play & Television) ibid.
136,275. Destiny (1978): ‘Cause first there’ll be the blacks and Asians. Then the Jews and Irish. And this ain’t easy speeches - this is true. And then it’ll be the unions. Oh ar make no mistake. The Labour Party: that’ll do. The others too. All in the interests of the nation. And to save the nation, they’ll destroy the nation. All of it except themselves. And if we let ’em, we’ve got ourselves to blame. Our fault. We turned our back.’ (Drama & Play & Television & Solidarity) ibid. Destiny: Play for Today 1978: White shop steward addresses need for solidarity with Asian colleagues
136,276. The troubles in Belfast also framed the acclaimed Billy trilogy by Graham Reid made for BBC Northern Ireland in the final years of Play for Today. The dramas explore tensions and violence in a protestant working class family. (Drama & Play & Television & Belfast) ibid.
136,277. Out of 300 Plays for Today only a dozen were directed by a woman. (Drama & Play & Television) ibid.