1. sophia-sol:

    calvinahobbes:

    hippediva:

    joeykoji:

    >_<||| 

    One of those times when the audience is thinking “oh, kiss him, for chrissakes!” And he does!

    *________________________________*

    I was actually really disconcerted when they DID kiss because even though I knew ahead of time that this production went there, I’m just SO USED to uncomfortably-homoerotic behaviour never ever quite crossing the line in the media I watch! This needs to happen a lot more, to start rewriting those narrative assumptions.

  2. odysseiarex:

    can we take a moment to discuss the possibility of female benedick

    • openly lesbian
    • but totally a misogynistic butch
    • really pretty disdainful of most other women and the possibility of a romantic relationship with a woman
    • because in the boys’ club that is don pedro’s army, she can’t show any weakness or sign of femininity — she has to be Just Like The Boys except, yknow, female
    • so she makes sexist jokes and objectifies other women with the rest of the lads. “love ‘er and leave ‘er, that’s our ben!” they cry in her praise
    • and when claudio starts going heart-eyed upon seeing hero, she is OUTRAGED. why does he get to be soft when she doesn’t? why does he get to be tender when she can’t? she knows they’d tear her apart if she ever regarded a woman as more than an object — or if she ever let a woman regard her in that way.
    • and then you have beatrice. she came out as queer long ago, but doesn’t like to make much of a show of it — “confirmed bachelorette”, she calls herself in jest, and comfortably declares “he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, i am not for him”
    • (don pedro’s gay too — the masquerade is probably his fifth or sixth proposal to her. it’s something of a running joke between the two of them)
    • (benedick doesn’t know that, though — unlike her, don pedro likes to keep his personal life to himself)
    • when pedro suggests the prank, it’s as much of a joke as it is in the original — my god, these women HATE each other, wouldn’t this be funny?
    • but when it happens to benedick, it’s not a joke
    • she feels a fluttering in her heart she hasn’t felt since she was 14, with a desperate crush on her schoolmate and no way to relieve that aching but with terrible poetry, poetry so bad that even now it makes her giggle, and she hears her own giggle and claps her hand over her mouth lest anyone hears it and then realizes what she’s just done and thinks, oh my god, i’ve been such an ASSHOLE
    • and beatrice — stand i condemned for pride and scorn? — beatrice who realizes that she’s HURT benedick, that twisting the knife in verbal wounds wasn’t what benedick needed at all, maybe benedick just needed another woman to call her friend
    • so benedick opens herself up to love, to the possibility of being friends with other women, she opens herself up to hero and hero’s pain and makes the leap of trust
    • and when beatrice screams O GOD, THAT I WERE A MAN
    • benedick reminds her — we don’t have to be
  3. hellotailor:

    leupagus:

    lesfemmesdangereuses:

    guys I had a dream last night that I was mounting a production of hamlet that had all the parts doubly cast with horses

    and the gimmick of the show was that when you went to see it you had literally no clue if you would be getting human hamlet edition or horse hamlet edition

    because they’d lock up all the horses in a stable behind the stage, BUT if the horses managed to get out of the stable, it was their fuckin show

    so anyways all I really remember about the dream is that very specific fact and that by the end of it ‘adam hamlet’ (the name for the horse playing hamlet) was running to the stage, horse gertrude was about to break out (which pissed me off because I was playing gertrude) and ben whishaw was there getting ever more confused 

    I swear to fucking god

    This is literally the best version of Hamlet that I can imagine.

    this sounsd like an Edinburgh Fringe show that i would 100% pay money to see.

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    [x]

  5. sarahreesbrennan:

    dipthatpen:

    You know what they say! One man’s tragic flaw is another man’s pretty reasonable personality asset under the circumstances, I guess. Do…do they say that?

    THIS IS AMAZING.

    Also leads me to wonder more about various other characters-by-the-same-author-getting-swapped.

    Such as—

    ELIZABETH BENNET IN MANSFIELD PARK

    HENRY CRAWFORD: Damn girl you are fly!

    EDMUND BERTRAM: Mary who?

    TOM BERTRAM: Marry me even though I am a minor character, you know minor characters will treat you right.

    (confession: I am not able to think of Elizabeth Bennet except in terms of ‘Damn girl you are fly.’)

    MISS MARPLE AS HASTINGS IN A POIROT NOVEL

    POIROT: My dear and respected aged madam, listen to my quick wit in detecting-

    MISS MARPLE: *sniffs* I solved this case in the time it took you to perfectly arrange your excessively foreign moustache.

    POIROT: I couldn’t convict this murderer SO I MURDERED HIM.

    MISS MARPLE: That seems excessive when one can just ASSAULT PEOPLE WITH GARDENING TOOLS.

    POIROT: The crimes of England are all solved. The manors of England are all ablaze.

    MISS MARPLE: Well, that escalated quickly.

    (and, egotistically) NICK RYVES IN UNSPOKEN

    KAMI: I’m going to do a piece on you in my school newspaper! Please answer these questions: a) age b) current address c) so you’re a demon from another world, what’s that like? Also can we take your picture?

    NICK: Sure. Enjoy. I’m not wearing a shirt. The world should know.

    KAMI: Do you even own a shirt?

    NICK: Is this still part of the interview or is it a come-on?

    KAMI: It’s not a come-on. No. No. Nope.

    NICK: You like a dude with a shirt?

    KAMI: I like a dude with feelings. Lots of feelings. Like, a chocolate selection box full of exciting and conflicting emotion.

    NICK: I had a feeling one time.

    KAMI: I’m very happy for you.

    NICK: It was about my brother.

    KAMI: I’m very sad for him.

    NICK: I don’t know why, but as a sex demon I enjoy a challenge. Can I get your number?

    KAMI: You can have this number. It is the number of a pizza place.

    NICK: … I like pizza.

    reblogging [a] for the shakespeare and [b] for how the Kami and Nick bit just made me laugh like a hyena

  6. gabbysilang:

    torrilla:

    torrilla:

    Tom Hiddleston as Coriolanus in Coriolanus [6x HQ] (x)

    Updated to HQ

    so hot i’m posting it twice

    and now, some relevant things i recently tweeted:

  7. yodepalma:

    fireandicewillsuffice:

    hiddlesbatchlove:

    I ACCEPT

    *repeatedly pushes button*

    WHEN DO WE START???

  8. squiddishly:

    O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the marketplace.

    BEATRICE FEELS

  9. pearlo:

    artemisagentileworld:

    Ian McKellen in the role of Prince Hamlet
    UK/European Tour
    23 March 1971 - 2 October 1971
    Directed by Robert Chetwyn

    I am so attracted to him in that second picture, holy shit.

  10. oliviacirce:

    shredsandpatches:

    rudesby:

    nattie-k:

    Shakespeare’s Globe  all-male production of Richard III,  2012 (Part 2)

    Mark Rylance as King Richard III, Johnny Flynn as Lady Anne, Samuel Barnett as Queen Elizabeth and James Garnon as Duchess of York

     

    CAN WE TALK ABOUT SAM BARNETT IN THAT SCENE WITH MARK RYLANCE. CAN WE. Can we talk about how this (relative) kid doing Shakespeare for the first time went head to head with Mark Rylance and KICKED ASS and WON via that kiss?

    CONTINUING TO BE SO MAD THAT THEY DIDN’T FILM THIS

    THIS IS COMING TO NYC THIS FALL, ALONG WITH THEIR TWELFTH NIGHT. WHO IS GOING WITH ME?! 

    ME ME PICK ME I WILL GO WITH YOU

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