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O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013

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I just stood in line at the supermarket for an hour surrounded by panicked consumers afraid of the impending New England blizzard…so I am definitely in the mood for this week’s Shakespeare foolery.

Of course, we have to start off with Richard III. Friends, family and co-workers were all extremely concerned that this news might pass me by, so multiple calls, texts and Facebook notifications later, I finally got the message that it was in fact Richard III’s body found under that car park in Leicester.  They “reconstructed” his face based on his bone structure, though it kind of looks like a mix of Laurence Olivier and Lord Farquaad (that’s Richard in the middle, below).

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals. O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

 

 

 

 

 

Right?! Check out Richard’s likeness to other current celebrities here.

The discovery even caused a temporary tiff when the cities of Leicester and York argued over who should get the remains (York eventually ceded their claim). Wow. Old Dicky still causing problems from the grave.

This story is why the internet was invented. For pictures like this:

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals. O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

 

Fans of Blackadder will appreciate this:

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

 

And be sure to check out Stephen Colbert’s reaction to the story on The Colbert Report.

To move on to slightly more adorable news, here we have it:

Animals Auditioning for Shakespeare

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals. O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

Click here to see more (though none as actually terrifying as that cat).

Relating back to my first post in January, where I discussed the egregious misquoting of Shakespeare in social media – here’s a great response:

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

And last by not least, while some of you might like Ryan Gosling quoting some Henry V:

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

I gotta go with this guy:

O What Fools | Dicky Three Is Found (and more!) | Shakespeare Foolery News for Feb 8, 2013 shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard theshakespearestandard.com shakespeare plays list play shakespeare Richard III is found! He was a misshapen Dick after all! And some other stuff. Like cute animals.

 

Happy fooling! Survive Winter Storm Nemo!

 

 

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