yamsy:

raptorific:

Comparing your relationship to Romeo and Juliet to express how in love you are is kind of like using Hamlet to demonstrate how close and well-adjusted your family life is

*laughs tastefully*

annabellioncourt:

SHAKESPEARE WROTE THAT ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE.

HIS THEATER WAS CALLED THE GLOBE.

NOT ONLY WAS THAT LINE PHILOSOPHICAL AND DEEP

BUT IT WAS ALSO A FUCKING PUN

fuckitfireeverything:

fandom-frenzy:

howelljenkinspendragon:

fuckitfireeverything:

howelljenkinspendragon:

fuckitfireeverything:

howelljenkinspendragon:

fuckitfireeverything:

let’s talk about angsty teen hamlet

every time hamlet appears on stage he’s wearing something ridiculous and people just pause for a second and look at him before they address him. and it’s a running gag that Rosencrantz & Guildenstern keep trying to dress like him but they don’t manage it, they’re always one step behind. horatio doesn’t react to what hamlet is wearing until the duel scene.

hamlet in a hoodie and skinny jeans

hamlet making that exasperated teenage son face every time gertrude speaks

hamlet’s every expression screaming “you’re not my real father” 

hamlet delivering soliloquies which are totally tragic and sublime but he’s so goddamn melodramatic that the audience has to stuff their hands in their mouths not to laugh out loud

hamlet spray-painting vague, passive-aggressive slogans on walls and pillars and trying to convince horatio to join him

hamlet reading john green novels and being like OPHELIAAAAAA she’s the girl with the cool name who’s too cool for him and HE CAN’T HANDLE IT WHY IS HIS LIFE SO TERRIBLE

hamlet listening to green day 

hamlet extending all his words into several syllables: “but mo-ommm” “ugh polonius sto-oppp”

hamlet laughing for like ten minutes straight after his “I can tell a hawk from a handsaw” joke because goddamn I’m hilarious

horatio rolling his eyes and sighing really loudly 

hamlet getting horatio, rosencrantz & guildenstern to form a pop punk band with him as the lead singer. they have a rehearsal. there is an audience. it’s ophelia.  the song is about ophelia.  the song also sounds a lot like a green day song.  later they sing pseudo-political lyrics at claudius.  claudius doesn’t know whether to actually be worried or die laughing.

I’m pretty sure you all just want to watch the David Tennant Hamlet.

I’m pretty sure you missed the part where David Tennant is a 40 year old man.

runs-on-spooky-ramen:

blackrosetheatre:

theatre humor

more like anyone who got through 9th grade English humour

What Is Up With “Thou,” “Thee,” “Thy,” and “Thine”?

cellarspider:

readytobeme:

theyuniversity:

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I HAVE BEEN FUCKING WAITING FOR THIS FOR YEARS

Would be right, were it not for the fact that you would not refer to an “esteemed scientist” as “thou” unless thou were attempting to sound like a complete ass.

Thee, thou, thy and thine were during their period of active use actually the informal pronouns. We still had you (usually pronounced “ye” at the time), your and yours, but they were the polite option. It eventually became only used, oddly, in either religious text or if you really wanted to tell a person what you thought of them.

This is part of a language construct known as T-V distinction that we don’t have anymore for pronouns. It’s an interesting concept.

Now go learn thou a thing.

Puck and Oberon.

(Source: thatmadlove)

Me:  [KICKS IN THE FUCKING DOOR]
Me:  A SONNET IS A POEM TRADITIONALLY WRITTEN IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER
Me:  A SHAKESPEARIAN SONNET, THE MOST COMMONLY KNOWN FORM, FOLLOWS THE RHYME SCHEME ABABCDCDEFEFGG
Me:  YOU DON'T HAVE TO FOLLOW THE SHAKESPEARIAN SONNET FORM BUT IF YOUR POEM IS IN THE SONNET TAG IT BETTER BE A FUCKING SONNET
Me:  YOUR FREE VERSE POEM IS NOT A SONNET
Me:  YOUR EIGHT LINE UN-RHYMED POEM WITH NO CONSISTENT METRICAL STRUCTURE IS NOT A SONNET
Me:  THIS PICTURE OF SOME BREASTS IS NOT A SONNET
Me:  GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE SONNET TAG

beautifullyheeled:

tehnakki:

ohai-ohia:

songstersmiscellany:

Shakespeare plays and sonnets performed using 400-year-old Original Pronunciation.

This video demonstrates why historically informed performance can be so illuminating.  Puns and lewd jokes, hidden in RP, leap out when performed in certain versions of OP.  Rhymes that don’t work in RP, do in OP: love vs. prove, speak vs. break, etc.  The ca. 1600 OP is so rich sounding; I would love to hear a production using it!

HOLY SHIT

I love how intense both of these guys are =D Shakespeare nerds are awesome!

always will reblog

sopranomonroe:

seventhtable:

thewomanwhoconsults:

forgetyeahcomics:

Romeo and Juliet is not a love story it’s a cautionary tale about how everything would be better if you would just chill the fuck out

‘Everything would be better if you would just chill the fuck out’ - every play ever written by Shakespeare

“Yo, Hamlet. Chill the fuck out about your dad.”

“Yo, King Lear. Chill the fuck out about your daughters.”

“Yo, Othello. Chill the fuck out about your wife.”

(Source: orphaned-anythings)

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