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William Shakespeare

And I'll Form the Head!

I Don’t Know Why LEGO William Shatner Is Time Traveling To William Shakespeare & I Don’t Care.

Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you!

(via io9)

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Hey! Listen!

Watch Tom Hiddleston Read a Sonnet, Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day [VIDEO]

That would be the generic thee instead of the specific thee, but sometimes you have to take what you can get, y’know?

(by The Love Book App, via Jezebel)

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I'll Allow It

What If Terminator 2 Was Written by Shakespeare? [VIDEO]

I’ll admit, I’m not a big Shakespeare fan but I’m pretty impressed with Husky Jackal Theater’s rendition of one of my favorite films using his dialogue. I’m also seriously impressed by their recreation of the distinct visuals of Terminator 2. I’m kinda bummed I won’t be able to see it in person.

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This is just like magic!

Ron Weasley, Boromir, and Tywin Lannister Are Doing a Modern-Day Macbeth

In a time when geekdom has gone as thoroughly mainstream as it now is, it’s hard to find a large-ish movie that doesn’t have someone in its cast who’s been in a well-known genre property. But this Shakespeare adaptation takes it to a new level.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Almost Unrecognizably Airbrushed Cast of Season 2 of Arrow

Felicity… is that you? (Blastr)

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Bloody Good Fun

Marion Cotillard And Michael Fassbender To Star In An Extremely Attractive Version of Macbeth

Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth? I never knew I wanted it until it happened.

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Romance

Dragons, Dragons, Wherefore Art My Dragons?: Emilia Clarke To Co-Star in Revisionist Romeo and Juliet?

First, yes, I know “wherefore” in the context of Romeo and Juliet means why, not where. But it was too good a quote to pass up. And the answer to “why are my dragons” is clearly FIRE AND BLOOD!

Anyway.

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We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

Here’s Your Trailer for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing Featuring All of His Friends

In case you’ve forgotten in the interim, this is the Shakespearean comedy that Joss Whedon filmed in his backyard with some buddies during a his brief summer vacation from filming The Avengers. In honor of the occasion, Whedon joined twitter.

Sort of.

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it's time to play the music

Zounds! Disney’s Doing a Musical Based on a Shakespeare Play

Disney has reportedly hired Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers to direct a movie musical version of one of William Shakespeare’s plays. Which one, we don’t know. Titus Andronicus? No, probably not. Chopped off body parts aren’t very Disney-ish. And Hamlet‘s been done already (see title image)…

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Our Adorable Past

Scientific Sleuthery Confirms the Identity of Richard III’s Remains

DNA tests have confirmed “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the remains found last year underneath a parking lot in Leicester do in fact belong to Richard III, the notorious hunchback/(possible) nephew-killer and last English king to die in battle. He was also the subject of Shakespeare’s Richard III and, more amusingly (not that Richard III didn’t have its moments), a pair of Kate Beaton history comics.

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