tybaltcapuletvevo:

transboy hamlet eager to go to wittenberg so that not everyone knows he’s biologically a girl

transboy hamlet being able to act more masculine there and around his friends

transboy hamlet coming out after his father’s death because he doesn’t want to be known as the queen of denmark (obviously claudius takes over so it doesn’t really matter)

hamlet ignoring anyone who addresses him as ‘princess’ and instead, goes to make out with horatio and read or something

stagecoachjessi:

Hamlet’s Soliloquy (1948-2009)

a little more than kin, and less than kind.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

This is how Hamlet first speaks to Claudius who is now both his uncle and step father. 

"Kind" here can be interpreted in two different ways. It could be taken at face value since Hamlet knows that Claudius killed his father. It can also be understood as "natural" since it is in Shakespeare’s habit to use "kind" in that sense. It is, of course, unnatural during the Elizabethan era at least for a man to kill his brother and marry his sister-in-law. 

(via shakespeareismyjam)

8bitflowers:

in which cards against humanity accurately describes me

8bitflowers:

in which cards against humanity accurately describes me

The Hollow Crown Series: Shakespeare & Tom Hiddleston.

adiaryofrandomness:

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For some reason, I decided to watch the 2012 BBC The Hollow Crown miniseries recently. Each of the four episodes is one of the following of Shakespeare’s works: Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2, and Henry V. I really don’t know why I watched it (lies! Tom Hiddleston is the reason why. He makes a very good Prince Hal and Henry V) but I enjoyed it. This is actually the first time I ever willingly watched or read anything related to Shakespeare. 

Anyway, while I really enjoyed watching the plays, spending over an hour looking for the links wasn’t as fun. So, if anyone else is interested in watching them, I’ve posted some links for them that I know work below.

Note: Just a suggestion but the Putlocker and Sockshare links work the best.

Richard II: Putlocker Sockshare Other

Henry IV Part 1: Putlocker Sockshare NowVideo VideoWeed 

Henry IV Part 2: Putlocker Sockshare VideoWeed VideoBam

Henry V: Putlocker Sockshare NowVideo VideoWeed Youtube 

Let me know if any of the links don’t work and I’ll find the right one!

queenlyanna:

Do you ever just get something and think: This. This is it. This is my new favourite thing.

queenlyanna:

Do you ever just get something and think: This. This is it. This is my new favourite thing.

Live in thy shame, but die not shame with thee!
These words hereafter thy tormentors be!
Convey me to my bed, then to my grave.
Love they to live that love and honour have.
The last words of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, addressed to King Richard II of England
Richard II (II. 1. 135 - 138)
Now he that made me knows I see thee ill;
Ill in myself to see, and in thee seeing ill.
Thy deathbed is no lesser than thy land,
Wherein thou liest in reputation sick;
And thou, too careless patient as thou art,
Committest thy anointed body to the cure
Of those ‘physicians’ that first wounded thee.
A thousand flatterers sit within thy crown,
Whose compass is no bigger than thy head,
And yet, encaged in so small a verge,
The waste is no whit lesser than thy land.
O, had thy grandsire with a prophet’s eye
Seen how his son’s son should destroy his sons,
From forth thy reach he would have laid thy shame,
Deposing thee before thou wert possessed,
Which art possessed now to depose thyself.
Why, cousin, wert thou regent of the world
It were a shame to let this land by lease.
But for thy world enjoying but this land,
Is it not more than shame to shame it so?
Landlord of England art thou now, not king.
Thy state of law is bondslave to the law,
John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
Richard II (II. 1. 93 - 114)
Since thou dost seek to kill my name in me,
I mock my name, great King, to flatter thee.
John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
Richard II (II. 1. 86 - 87)