Category: william shakespeare



hamlet act V scene ii more like


A Fairy Song

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, scene 1


Shakespeare’s Titania depicted by Edwin Landseer in his painting Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream act IV, scene I, with Bottom and fairies in attendance.

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire !
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere ;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green ;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be ;
In their gold coats spots you see ;
Those be rubies, fairy favours ;
In those freckles live their savours ;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.



ophelia: [is so overcome with grief, betrayal, and loneliness that she is driven to suicide]

male shakespearean scholars for 500 years: i hereby diagnose you with…






  1. Explore Ophelia’s role in Hamlet.

Speech: “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me …

By William Shakespeare


I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them ;
The good is oft interred with their bones ;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious :
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest-
For Brutus is an honourable man ;
So are they all, all honourable men –
Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me :
But Brutus says he was ambitious ;
And Brutus is an honourable man.

He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill :
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious ?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept :
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff :
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious ;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse : was this ambition ?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious ;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.

I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause :
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him ?
O judgment ! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me ;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.





cute Shakespearean names to give your kids

  • Olivia
  • Viola
  • Titania – “Titty” for short
  • Goneril
  • Macduff
  • Dogberry
  • Toby and then name your second child “Not Toby”
  • Old Gobbo
  • Doll Tearsheet
  • First Player, Second Player, Third Player, and Fourth Player
  • Lord Bigot
  • Polonius
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek
  • Monsieur LeBeau
  • Simpcox’s Wife
  • [exit, pursued by a bear]
  • Froth
  • Malvolio
  • Tybalt
  • Player Queen
  • Cobweb
  • Mustardseed
  • Moth
  • Bushy
  • Bagot
  • Crab
  • Bastard



*Slaps roof of heaven and Earth*
This bad boy can fit so many more things than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.

hamlet characters as ‘the onion’ headlines


gertrude: Wife Dropping Hints She’s Ready To Have Second Husband

claudius: Zing! I Just Got You With Another One Of My Trademark ‘Complete Lies’

the ghost: Cool Dad A Terrible Father

rosencrantz and guildenstern: Coin Collector Has Some Pretty Fucking Nice Coins

laertes: Badly Inured Man Not Done Partying Yet

polonius: I’m Not One Of Those People Who Goes Around Having Fun

ophelia: Woman Confusingly Tells Area Man She’s Not Interested In Him

horatio: Man Going To Go Ahead And Consider That A Date

hamlet: If Only I’d Listened To Virtually Anyone



Amazing art, that you can stumble upon while walking around London.