Would you call it a… Shylock? YEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHH
someone found not-so-surelock
IIIIIII… am HILARIOOOOUUUUUUUSSSSSS… AAAAAND… a CREDIT to my MAJOR.
The logical question here is, “Victoria, u ok?” the answer is “I have no idea.”
Macbeth as a competitive restaurant starring James MacAvoy as a tasty man cooking for us?
Let’s admit it: if Shakespeare saw about a tenth of the material written and discussed about his body of work, he would drink himself stupid and laugh himself silly.
GOD IAGO THAT IS POSSIBLY THE GAYEST THING I HAVE READ IN SHAKESPEARE save Antonio prompting Bassanio to give up his wedding ring in The Merchant of Venice and his general “You do love me more than your wife, right?” deal BUT STILL.
Othello: What the hell is going on here?
Iago: Hell, I don’t know man, we were just chillin’ like a bride and groom getting undressed to get into bed*, and then like some planet moved everybody was whippin’ their swords out and shit got cray real fast.
What. The. Hell. Iago.
NOTE TO PERSNICKETY PURISTS ON THE SHAKESPEARE TAG: Please don’t bother to convince me that Iago isn’t gay—I honestly don’t care, and it’s not worth the fucking trouble, so unbunch your tights and drink your Earl Gray (hot) and chill with your perfectly heterosexual Shakespeare characters, and we’re all okay.
* This is a highly sexualized play in regards to newlyweds.
Not gonna lie, that stage direction gives me the weirdest literary boner. I’m sorry…
-Take a drink every time Iago is described as “honest”
- Have Toxic Shock hotline on speeddial.
If you’re one hardcore motherfucker, add this one:
- Take a drink every time Desdemona’s sexuality is mentioned
It’ll be in a classroom and stuff so I won’t actually be drinking, but they’re still fun to play.
GIVE ME THINGS FOR A HAMLET 2000 DRINKING GAME. That is your mission, should you choose to accept it. You have one hour.
It was asking about art that was so terrible it had killed our souls a little (my example: listening to music being murdered with the best intentions as the Junior High band played at our Christian-You-Pay-Tuition-to-Go-Here-So-Manifest-Musical-Gifts school concerts), and art that was so completely terrible, that it looped back around to transcendent and life affirming. I talked about The Room. Because really, it is. I’m not getting breast cancer test results back—LIFE AFFIRMED! I’m not Denny. I’m just not Denny. LIFE AFFIRMED! I’m not being cheated on by a girlfriend who hates me so much she tells anyone who will listen that she doesn’t love me and tries to tell people that I abuse her. LIFE AFFIRMED! And I didn’t mention drinking games or curse at all in the post, so I’m doin’ all right.
LORD BERTRAM IS AN ASSHAT. Ahem. Juust needed to start on that.
So, opened on a mime scene, jazz music playing, Lord Bertram and Helen just out, her sketching him, him looking 100% whipped, good times, some joking and roughhousing with friends, all good, and a really sweet kiss between him and Helen. Real cute.
And then her dad dies, and she is taken in by his house, and Mama Bertram ships it hardcore, but Helen wants to be worthy first. Cool! She’s working to earn affection just as a man should work to earn hers! So she cures the king of an illness, wins the hand of any courtier she wishes for a husband, AND BETRAM IS AN ASSHAT AND HE IS NO LONGER INTERESTED. BITCH.
He legit writes “Until I have no wife, there is nothing for me in France.” So Helen decides to leave and go on a pilgrimage, because her soul is cookies and rainbows.
I so much want to see a gender-inverted production of this, since the tropes of seeking and winning love are inverted in several circumstances.
HE WANTED HER WHEN SHE WAS TOO POOR AND TOO LOW TO MARRY, AND NOW HE DOESN’T WANT HER, Gaaaaaaaaaah Lord Bertram.
The actors playing comedic relief are gold.
The stage pre-show, with projection on canvasses saying “Youth’s proud livery, etc.,” “All men make faults, etc.,” “quirks of joy & grief, etc.,” “The web of our life, etc.,” “a great fool way, etc.”
It does not say “etc.” I clarify, because that could be a stylistic choice—there are continuing quotes I don’t have time to transcribe.
I’ve seen the use of hanging canvasses before. I like how the projection of the canvasses matches the paint on the apron, and how the text works on them.
where the fuck is you, romeo
Fuck you, the original line in Romeo and Juliet is “Wherefore art thou”. And maybe if you stopped being an assumption-making bag of fucking asshole, you’d know that wherefore does NOT FUCKING MEAN “WHERE”, WHEREFORE MEANS “WHY”.
SHE’S ASKING WHY HIS NAME IS ROMEO. FUCK ALL OF YOU. FUCK ALL OF YOU HARD UP THE TOENAIL. I TAKE MY SHAKESPEARE SERIOUSLY AS TITS.
why the fuck is you romeo
Why the fuck is you, why the fuck is you Monteguuuuuuuuuuuue
Donna Noble and the Doctor singing Shakespearian verse from Much Ado About Nothing like it’s a single by Wham!
Brittain, I love you.
by definition a love story
it’s about a RELATIONSHIP
it’s about kids who FELL IN LOVE
maybe it isn’t a happy sappy disney love story with a nice ending
it’s about the consequences of their love and hasty decisions and the family feud
it’s still a love story
thANK YOU I HATE THIS IMAGE A LOT
“This story is not about love” proclaimed Will as he wrote the final lines of Romeo And Juliet, before adding “Lol! I love memes. This”
It’s not a love story, it’s a cautionary tale. A love story focuses on love: the feeling of love, the act of love, the effects of love. Romeo and Juliet focuses on the consequences, the circumstances, and is just as much about everybody else in Verona’s ruling class and clergy as it is about the two protagonists.
Remember Rosalind? Romeo was in love with her too. But she didn’t reciprocate, so there wasn’t a story in it. A cautionary tale takes this to mean love is fickle; spout emo poetry in the morning, in love again by evening. A love story would talk about his previous love.
Remember Paris? Oh, everybody remembers him—he was the romantic rival. He didn’t have a story because the plot wasn’t the plot of a love story. A love story would develop his character and motives. A cautionary tale would leave him as a circumstance to further the plot about two kids screwing up.
Romeo and Juliet is a cautionary tale about youthful infatuation, not a love story.