Sometimes a post pops up that seems designed for lovers of Shakespeare foolery. This week saw one such post on Buzzfeed with the quiz, “Which Shakespeare Play Was Written About You Life?” Oh, come on, you must have always wondered! Is your life like Henry V, complete with a picture of Tom Hiddleston (fan girls, control yourselves!–“you’ve worked hard for what you’ve got” —keep holding it dear)? Or maybe your life is a bit like Macbeth. If that’s the case, in the words of Douglas Adams, “Don’t Panic!” Perhaps Romeo and Juliet would be more consoling; despite often being seen as the greatest love story of all time, it doesn’t have the cheeriest of endings, but to know you’re set for a star lover can’t be bad. What do you mean, that’s not what the play says?! Why not take the quiz and find out which Shakespeare play was written about your life.
In other Shakespearean foolery this week, this (Marvel)lous blog
looks at Shakespeare and the latest Marvel offering to hit theaters, Guardians of the Galaxy.
This blog is one to watch if you’re into Shakespeare and appropriation with a particular focus on Shakespeare and popular movies, and this week’s post sees Guardians
Shakespearean counterpart as The Tempest:
Guardians is then, if you like, Marvel’s The Tempest, whereby it takes a group of rag-tag characters and throws them together within a futuristic location, in order to see how they will react together and what comedy and tragedy may arise from this situation.
And this guy pictured below, who he dubs Marvel’s Caliban, is voiced by Michael Dobson–no, not that one from the Shakespeare Institute!
So go on, read to hear about “the Shakespearean DNA that makes up Guardians.”
Many of you no doubt will be familiar with the inevitable autocorrect that has overtaken in recent years thanks to the smartphone phenomena. Ellen’s Clumbsy Thumbsy, anyone? Well, you get the idea. This week the cartoonist who produces Shakespeare in 3 panels, Good Tickle Brain, does a Shakespearean take on this autocorrect phenomenon.
And finally, a Shakespeare sentence. This news video of some teenagers in Massachusetts being sentenced to learn Shakespeare surfaced on youtube in the last week.
That’s all for now folks, and until next week keep fool-ing around!