tahariels:

theletteraesc:

tahariels:

theletteraesc:

tahariels:

theletteraesc:

shredsandpatches:

And while we are posting the best of Richard III tweets…

Richard III ys alswa not a hattchebacke, as previouslie ythoghte.

Perhappes y two Princes shoulde notte have askede so ofte if they were nearlie there yette

Yow mighte alswa saye thatte Richarde III usurped the Englyshe royaume in… a coup(e).

Yn facte yow mighte saye he lefte yt in an estate

Yow wille fynde that the correcte lyne from Shakspere ys ‘My kyngedom ffor a horsepowere!”

Yt is a shaym thatte nobodye did telle hym there was no undergrounde parkynge here

tahariels:

theletteraesc:

tahariels:

theletteraesc:

tahariels:

theletteraesc:

shredsandpatches:

And while we are posting the best of Richard III tweets…

Richard III ys alswa not a hattchebacke, as previouslie ythoghte.

Perhappes y two Princes shoulde notte have askede so ofte if they were nearlie there yette

Yow mighte alswa saye thatte Richarde III usurped the Englyshe royaume in… a coup(e).

Yn facte yow mighte saye he lefte yt in an estate

Yow wille fynde that the correcte lyne from Shakspere ys ‘My kyngedom ffor a horsepowere!”

Yt is a shaym thatte nobodye did telle hym there was no undergrounde parkynge here

(via astheshadowslovethecastle)

super summarized shakespeare: richard ii, act III, scene ii

  • Richard: I weep for joy to stand upon my kingdom once again
  • Aumerle: Yeah, about that...Bolingbroke...kinda...took it all while you were gone
  • Richard: ...
  • Aumerle: Your Highness, please get up off the ground
  • Richard: NO I'M JUST GONNA SIT HERE AND CRY AND FUCK YOU
For God's sake let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings:
How some have been deposed, some slain in war,
Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd,
Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd;
All murder'd: for within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king

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Something about this gif really creeps me out…

Like, I feel as though I need to punch my screen level of creeped out…

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chickwriter:

betzine:

This is from the British Museum’s Facebook page:

This morning, the ‘Robben Island Bible’, one of the objects in our upcoming exhibition Shakespeare: staging the world, was installed in the exhibition space.  The Robben Island Bible is a copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare that was kept in secret in the Robben Island jail near Cape Town during Apartheid in the 1970s. Prisoners marked their favorite passage or play including Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned on the island for 18 years.  

Mandela chose a passage from Julius Caesar; his signature dated 16 December 1977. In Africa, the play Julius Caesar had long been a symbol for rebellion against imperial rule. The prisoners used the book as a tool for learning, debate and inspiration.  

The book was kept by political prisoner Sonny Venkatrathnam, and its cover was disguised with Diwali cards to prevent its seizure by prison authorities. It is a testament to the continuing importance and relevance of Shakespeare and his plays through time and across the globe and how, 400 years after they were first written, these plays and poems still have the power to speak to the world.


What a glorious thing… 

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sentientcitizen:

kaydeefalls:

SRSLY.
I’m not going to claim R&J is my least favorite Shakespeare play, because let’s be honest, I haven’t actually read every single one. But GOD do I dislike just about everything it is and has come to represent. Except Mercutio, who seems to have wandered in from some other, better play and copes with his literary displacement with copious amounts of snark, alcohol, and accidental death.

I feel about R+J the way I feel about Twilight. I don’t actually dislike either story. In fact, I quite enjoyed both of them. What gives me the screaming heebie-jeebies is that way people idealize the relationships in them. GUYS. SERIOUSLY. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO BE.

These posts give me hope.
When I first read it (before I was in double digits), I seriously believed it was intended to be satire. Years later, after high school, after multiple read-alouds, after seeing how most people seem to interpret that play, I found myself terribly confused about both the play and the rest of humanity. 

sentientcitizen:

kaydeefalls:

SRSLY.

I’m not going to claim R&J is my least favorite Shakespeare play, because let’s be honest, I haven’t actually read every single one. But GOD do I dislike just about everything it is and has come to represent. Except Mercutio, who seems to have wandered in from some other, better play and copes with his literary displacement with copious amounts of snark, alcohol, and accidental death.

I feel about R+J the way I feel about Twilight. I don’t actually dislike either story. In fact, I quite enjoyed both of them. What gives me the screaming heebie-jeebies is that way people idealize the relationships in them. GUYS. SERIOUSLY. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO BE.

These posts give me hope.

When I first read it (before I was in double digits), I seriously believed it was intended to be satire. Years later, after high school, after multiple read-alouds, after seeing how most people seem to interpret that play, I found myself terribly confused about both the play and the rest of humanity. 

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I am so glad that I randomly decided to browse the Queen Elizabeth tag.

I am so glad that I randomly decided to browse the Queen Elizabeth tag.

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