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.
Tadah! I found a Henriad quiz. Very Hollow Crown centred, but here finally is a quiz that’s got Richard II as a potential result.
I got Henry IV, which, if we’re separating him from Bolingbroke, isn’t too terrible, Irons’ Henry being one of my favourite things about the Hollow Crown’s Henry IVs.
I got Richard II. How dare they.
Kate Percy You are Lady Kate Percy, wife to the occasionally belligerent Hotspur. You’re funny, smart, kind and pretty sassy, and, though you may not be around that often, you’re very memorable. Probably because you challenge people’s expectations in surprising ways. Sometimes others are put off by your direct nature or occasionally shocking comments, but you mean well and are loyal to the people you care about. That doesn’t mean you put up with any nonsense from them because you don’t) I’m pretty OK with this.
I’m Kate Percy too!
Their lives are full of conspiracies, treason, revenge, tragedy and love. They are beautiful, witty, insane, cruel and idealistic. So which Shakespeare character do you relate to?
I am Macbeth and not at all surprised.
I’m Hamlet. I’m not complaining, I get both Helena Bonham Carter and Peter de Jersey.
i’m lady macbeth, holla
I’m King Lear. Well, that’s probably how Richard would have turned out if he’d lived to be old…
I’m Othello, which is kind of surprising but cool. (I am waaaaay too immature and inexperienced to be Othello, though, shit.)
I’m Lady Macbeth. Of course I am.
I got Othello because the quiz is broken and that was a Cassio quote I clicked, dash it all.
Quizzes like this that make sense usually give me Hamlet or Lear because they never include anyone but title characters and the Histories are conveniently ignored.
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.
THOUGH IT BE BUT LITTLE, IT IS FIERCE
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.
Jean Simmons as Ophelia in Hamlet (1948)
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)