1. makochantachibanana:






    Anyone who thinks Shakespeare is boring apparently missed the greatest stage direction ever written:


    I want that to be the final line of my biography.

    let’s not forget about this gem from macbeth


    and, of course, from henry v


    ah, the leeks.

    Guys are we forgetting Titus Andronicus or



    did shakespeare just make a ”your mom” joke


    (via n0cturnalnicole)


  2. bhampublib:

    All of Shakespeare in 3 panel webcomics! 
    Check them all out!

    (via n0cturnalnicole)


  3. professorfangirl:


    Enemy of Man is a feature-length retelling of Macbeth. Stars include Sean Bean (Boromir in Lord of the Rings), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in Harry Potter), and James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas).

    The kickstarter is currently just over $177,000 out of its $250,000 goal, with only 70 hours to go. And this has just been added to the rewards:

    If you would like ANY of the cast to SIGN ANY of the PHYSICAL REWARDS you just add $50 to your pledge.  The signing will take place during the production of Enemy of Man so may delay your reward if you choose to get it signed.

    You don’t need to tell us now what signature you want, we’ll send you a survey after the campaign to confirm who you would like to sign your reward.

    For example if you would like only James D’Arcy to sign your DVD add $50 to your pledge. Or if you’d like Sean Bean, Rupert Grint and Charles Dance to sign your t-shirt, then you’ll need three signatures so add $150

    If that’s too much, only $15 gets you a digital copy of the film and script. C’mon, guys. This is so close!

    Check out the concept trailer; promising.


  4. professorfangirl:


    West Philadelphia’s Curio Theater began its 2013-14 season with William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Since the season was oriented on issues of gender, many of the roles in the play were switched from men to women.

    Juliet’s only parent was her mother, Lady Montague. Tybalt was a very different kind of character. And the play was now about a lesbian romance between Juliet and a woman named Romeo.

    But there was controversy. Philadelphia magazine’s online article about the production attracted over 1200 responses. People around the country objected to the production’s gay content. They objected to the play being staged in a Methodist church. Some of them objected to doing Shakespeare in modern dress. And there were threats of violence made against Curio Theatre.

    Their Kickstarter is less than a thousand dollars from its goal—please help!


  5. ahawkandahandsaw:

    Just another reminder, go forth and fund, my friends!

    (Source: jemmasmmns)


  6. sursumursa:


    Every time I see Elizabeth i’s signature I get absurdly happy cause I just imagine her signing her name and doing a little twirly and then pausing and then adding a few more twirlies
    “your majesty perhaps thats enough twirls” suggests William Cecil
    “perhaps Im the motherfuckin queen” suggests elizabeth and adds 6 more

    My history teacher told me that Elizabeth did this to fill the space in contracts so people couldn’t add extra clauses to the bottom.

    I really hope this is true.

    It is at least plausible, seeing as Ye Olde Contracts were handwritten.


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  7. cosettefauchelevents:

    what if they took west side story and made a version where it was set in verona in the 1400s and instead of gangs there are two powerful italian families. i just think that would be really cool

    (Source: jonflanagans, via greenbuster)


  8. ladragonaria:

    Any salad can be a Caesar salad if you stab it enough

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  9. odysseiarex:


    Free Form Fridays: Are Hamlet and Horatio Gay for Each Other?

    what have i done

    By Nicholas Landon

    No, of course they’re not. That is one of the most pointless interpretations I’ve ever heard, second only to a phallic reading of Emily Dickenson’s “A Narrow Fellow…


  10. slussy:

    Frankenstein enters into a body building competition and finds he has seriously misunderstood the objective

    (via bigbardafree)


  11. sarah531:

    The other day I had a really good idea for a story:

    A high school Shakespeare club angrily splits into two groups when they can’t agree on the correct interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. One group thinks it’s a cautionary tale about the stupidity of youth and shallow lust; the other group think it’s a beautiful tragedy about poisonous hatred conquered by love. Reconciliation seems impossible-

    -then a person from one group falls in love with a person from the other

    (via chimetals)


  12. krankaholic:

    Kenneth Branagh As Caius Martius in Coriolanus

    (via gayvillain)


  13. I get to read The Lord of the Rings and graphic novels and call it background research.


    English, University of Chicago.


  14. kimpossibooty:

    Pros of c-sections: you can kill the corrupt king of Scotland

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