the guardian imagines what historical figures might look like today. my personal favourite is shakespeare, reincarnated as a shoreditch hipster.
but can you imagine how’d he’d sound a loft party?
"I’m going to subvert the whole, like, narrative ideal by telling you upfront that these two, like, teenagers are going to fall in love and die, and then do it. So there’s no more hiding in the words. Stark, yeah? And then, I think I’ll hide a sonnet in their big scene together, right? It’ll be subversive, because only, you know, people who are up on sonnets will get it…..what? No, she’s thirteen—a little edgy but that’s art, man. Art.”
i am loving hipster shakespeare
This explains so much. Hipster Shakespeare drank too many experimental microbrews one night:
"Will, we need this bit done, buddy. We’ve got rehearsal in ten minutes."
"Shit, I dunno. Uh. Exit."
"Exit, pursued by a bear."
"Will, come on."
"I think I left my LUNGS in that bucket, Robbie, okay? Exit, pursued by a bear. It’s surrealism. Man versus wild. Whatever. Get me a Gatorade and a shit ton of Advil, and maybe I can work out what I’m going to do with the statue."
they’re on a fucking beach, too.
There’s something very arousing about having an immediate response from people, right then and there. Theater really is much more of an actor’s medium because you’re in control of the editing, of what the audience is going to see. You’re the one making those choices. There isn’t somebody else up there cutting the moment together for you.
Bereczki Zoltán as Mercutio.
I just saw the captions and I knew that I had to reblog this.
what the hell is going on in this gifset because I kind of want it.
Welcome to what is ‘Romeo es Julia’, the Hungarian adaptation of Romeo et Juliette that takes place in a dystopian future and contains an epileptic Tybalt, fire, a very very very bisexual Mercutio, fire, leather, chain mail, fire, a fucking terrifying double suicide that Romeo and Juliet manage to pull off that is hella crazy, fire, blood, and fire.
DID I MENTION FIRE BECAUSE HUNGARIAN THEATRE ALWAYS HAS SOME SHIT ON FIRE I SWEAR.
Available with English subtitles.
Also, Mercutio is definitely bisexual in this and it’s my favourite thing ever.
I can’t even…
GIVE IT MEEEE
Maxine Peake as Hamlet at the Royal Exchange Theatre (2014) #5
I would have murdered someone for tickets to this
Mark Lawson: From Maxine Peake’s Hamlet to the Donmar’s all-female Henry IV,…
yep that’s exactly how it went
I’m a piece of shit
"Romeo And Juliet" Act I scene I
So yeah I know that I saw James III: The True Mirror and Enemy of the People before I saw this show but I desperately need to write about it right now and maybe I will come back to this post and add more or scrap it and write a new one but I just need to do this one right now.
First of all, I…
Saw an absolutely beautiful show this weekend, highly recommend it to literally everyone.