Category: much ado about nothing

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aeleolus:

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“I would eat his heart in the marketplace” is legit the most savage line I have ever heard, I’d like to personally thank Shakespeare for putting into words that feeling of rage and protectiveness women get when some fuckboy hurts another woman

Okay first off, I will always reblog this post, but secondly, I went to Shakespeare in the Park tonight to see this and all the women cheered *so loudly* when Beatrice said this line, and the guy in front of me looked around all shocked and a little scared and said “… oh wow” and it was ICONIQUE

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Beatrice: I have a black belt.
Benedict: In taekwondo?
Beatrice: From Gucci.

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If anyone tries to tell you that Shakespeare is stuffy or boring or highbrow, just remember that the word “nothing” was used in Elizabethan era slang as a euphemism for “vagina”. 

Shakespeare has a play called “Much Ado About Nothing”, which you could basically read in modern slang as “Freaking Out Over Pussy”. And that’s pretty much exactly what happens in the play. 

It’s also a pun with a third meaning. There’s the sex sense of much ado about “nothing”, there’s the obvious sense that people today see, and then there’s the fact that in Shakespeare’s day, “nothing” was pronounced pretty much the same as “noting”, which was a term used for gossip. So, “Flamewar Over Rumors” works as a title interpretation, too.

The reason we call Shakespeare a genius is that he can make a pussy joke in the same exact words he uses to make biting social commentary about letting unverified gossip take over the discourse.

So like.

A truly accurate modern translation would be “I Cunt Believe He Said That”?

@copperbadge YOU GO AND SIT AMONG THE MUSTARDS  AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE DONE

I truly feel the ghost of Shakespeare has never been more proud of me. 

goodticklebrain: The number of Shakespearea…

goodticklebrain:

The number of Shakespearean characters who have a father but are, for some usually unspoken reason, missing a mother is often commented on. This isn’t to say that there aren’t any mothers in Shakespeare…. there are just a lot of missing ones. Let’s see what happens when we put some of them back.

Queen Lear would have SHUT THAT THING DOWN.

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from the rsc’s 2012 production of much ado about nothing 

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Kieran Mortell as Officer Dogberry, with Officer Tango the dog in William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Pop Up Globe

boop-your-snoot:My copy of Shakespeares ‘Much ado about…

boop-your-snoot:

My copy of Shakespeares ‘Much ado about nothing’.
The writing and the art are absolutely amazing.

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