• My Euro Teacher:

    Sometimes, I want to just strangle Richard II for his bad decisions, but then I remember he fell asleep on the throne at his own coronation and had to be carried out. And his shoe fell off. Then, I want to hug the little king, make him and Bolingbroke brownies, and maybe yell at his uncles a bit.

Out of curiosity how big is the Shakespeare fandom?




I think ‘small but intense’ would be the best description. Are you interested in joining our band of brothers?

Even if not, I will happily talk Shakespeare with you (or anyone else) anytime.


The Shakespeare fandom is hardly little. There’s at least 800 of you glorious fucks on this site alone. Shakespeare summer camps exist. Welcome. It’s the best fandom.

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
Gaius Cassius Longinus
Julius Caesar (I. 2. 139 - 140)


Jean Simmons as Ophelia in Hamlet (1948)

Everyone is fascinated by Iago because there is no stepping back, which everyone else would do,” says Kinnear. “And, as the audience, you are his sole confidant about what he is doing, and that enlistment can be quite intoxicating … It puts the audience in the position where they both want him to stop it and to go on.
It would be interesting to know what Hamlet and Iago would look like if you played them without the soliloquies and let an audience make up their own minds,” he adds. “They’d probably find Hamlet quite annoying and they’d like Iago.

Villain of the Piece by Sarah Hemming, an interview with Rory Kinnear about about the NT 2013 production of Othello [x]

O that I were a mockery king of snow,

Standing before the sun of Bolingbroke,

To melt myself away in water-drops!


twelfth night + text posts

(formatting and i are not friends, forgive me)


Some Shakespeare.