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RPF has existed for as long as there have been celebrities. Any media ‘based on a true story!’ is RPF. Any historical fiction narrative that co-opts a real person or real group is RPF. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is RPF, and reflects reality just as accurately as the better and more lovingly, carefully written internet RPF of today: virtually not at all. The names remain - Julius Caesar, Mark Antony - as do certain simplified traits, the archetypal roles they play. In lieu of actual Julius Caesar and Actual Mark Antony, we get AU!Caesar and an AU!Antony in a simpler, more dramatic narrative.
V. Arrow, “Real Person(a) Fiction,” in Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World  (via silencewhippersnapper)
(Reblogged from baking-soda)

eighttwotwopointthreethree:

shakespeareismyjam:

eighttwotwopointthreethree:

milestaylorcosplay:

okay but since theatre was not taken nearly as seriously in elizabethan england as it is today imagine if fans of shakespeare had rocky horror-style call lines for his plays

I hope everyone screamed “you’re an ass” every time Bottom opened his mouth.

oh but can you imagine Dogberry after he gets called an ass, keeps turning to the audience and they shout back reassuringly that they totally remember that he is an ass even though it wasn’t written down

they make reassuring donkey noises at him. ;)

also, every time a character named Antonio appears, they have to shout “GAAAAAY”, or whatever the rough equivalent is back then. 

oh oh! and when the storm happens in lear everyone has to cover their heads.

(Reblogged from eighttwotwopointthreethree)

Google on Shakespeare…

shakesankle:

Google ain’t fucking around. It’s asking the real questions about Romeo and Juliet

romeojuliet

…and King Lear:

lear

It’s reenacting one of the greatest literary controversies…

hamlet

…and also. Well. Let’s call it “related issues”:

ophelia

Yeah okay so sometimes it does get a bit sidetracked by details…

othello

…but it still manages to sum up the entire plot of Coriolanus in just two questions:

coriofidius

(Reblogged from motherfuckingshakespeare)
nudiemuse:

fyninasosanya:

Nina as Rosaline in ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’.

Oh em gee.

nudiemuse:

fyninasosanya:

Nina as Rosaline in ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’.

Oh em gee.

(Reblogged from therotund)

swanjolras:

look william shakespeare was a glovemaker’s son without any kind of education beyond the basic level who basically ran away from his wife and daughters bc he was sort of a jerk

and he acted a bit and wrote a bit and probably didn’t take his playwriting nearly as seriously as his sonnets bc plays weren’t nearly as big a deal as poetry in 1597 or w/e, but playwriting paid the bills, so

he stole almost every single one of his plots; he set an extraordinary amount of plays in places he had never been and unapologetically got the details completely wrong; he wrote a fuckload of dick jokes

and he got drunk a lot and probably slept with a good number of prostitutes and he couldn’t even spell his own name

and, look— basically what i’m saying here is fuck stephen king, fuck jonathan franzen, fuck kurt vonnegut, fuck chuck fucking palahniuk

you don’t have to be special or magical or take yourself incredibly seriously or be incredibly original or throw yourself headfirst passionately into your work to be a writer

all you have to do is write shit and keep writing shit and sometimes it’s pericles but y’know what sometimes it’s hamlet

and sometimes it’s sonnet 135 which should really be enough for anybody

(Reblogged from dduane)

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare as performed by ‘Crazy Eyes’

(Source: jayetylers)

(Reblogged from clintbartons)

hellotailor:

typhonatemybaby:

swanjolras:

look william shakespeare was a glovemaker’s son without any kind of education beyond the basic level who basically ran away from his wife and daughters bc he was sort of a jerk

and he acted a bit and wrote a bit and probably didn’t take his playwriting nearly as seriously as his sonnets bc plays weren’t nearly as big a deal as poetry in 1597 or w/e, but playwriting paid the bills, so

he stole almost every single one of his plots; he set an extraordinary amount of plays in places he had never been and unapologetically got the details completely wrong; he wrote a fuckload of dick jokes

and he got drunk a lot and probably slept with a good number of prostitutes and he couldn’t even spell his own name

and, look— basically what i’m saying here is fuck stephen king, fuck jonathan franzen, fuck kurt vonnegut, fuck chuck fucking palahniuk

you don’t have to be special or magical or take yourself incredibly seriously or be incredibly original or throw yourself headfirst passionately into your work to be a writer

all you have to do is write shit and keep writing shit and sometimes it’s pericles but y’know what sometimes it’s hamlet

and sometimes it’s sonnet 135 which should really be enough for anybody

lol what would richard dawkins make of this  hellotailor

thanks to richard dawkins we all know that shakespeare would’ve been much better if he’d gone to oxford or cambridge. thanks, richard dawkins, for your unsolicited input on this matter.

He only knew Latin, and a little Greek.

(Reblogged from hellotailor)

hollowcrownfans:

For those who can’t make it to London, Tom Hiddleston’s Coriolanus performance will be broadcast live.

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Mark Gatiss as Menenius? Love it!

(Reblogged from harrietvane)

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

(Reblogged from subtlelikeseabrook)
What point of morals, of manners, of economy, of philosophy, of religion, of taste, of the conduct of life, has he not settled? What mystery has he not signified his knowledge of? What office, or function, or district of man’s work, has he not remembered? What king has he not taught state, as Talma taught Napoleon? What maiden has not found him finer than her delicacy? What lover has he not outloved? What sage has he not outseen? What gentleman has he not instructed in the rudeness of his behavior? RALPH WALDO EMERSON on Shakespeare

(Source: stannisbaratheon)

(Reblogged from harrietvane)