Wednesday, May 04, 2011

ShakesWars : Shakespeare on Star Wars Day

(This post has very little to do with Shakespeare.)

May 4th is commonly known as "Star Wars Day". May the Fourth be with you, get it? Anyway, occasions like this cause a spike in Twitter traffic, and it's always fun to jump in on a meme with some Shakespeare. So BardFilm and I have gotten into the habit of trying to hijack the day's trending topic and turn it Shakespeare. Twitter being what it is, though, it's easy to lose track of them as they scroll off. Thus, for posterity, I'm archiving a bunch of them here. Join in the fun, either here or on Twitter!

"I've got a bad feeling about this." - Macbeth

"Be or be not...there is no question."

"Always two there are, a Rosencrantz and a Guildenstern."

"Mercutio drew first!" Come on, you didn't think I was going to let Star Wars Day go by without a plug, did you? :)

“Wonderful girl. Either I'm going to kill her or I'm beginning to like her.” - Han Benedick

"I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur." - Han Gloucester

"Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is! Poor Yoda's a-cold..." - Yoda O'Bedlam

"Kiss me, Kate!" "I'd just as soon kiss a wookie." "I can arrange that!" - Petruchio Solo in "Taming of the Shrew Princess"

"We fail? I find your lack of faith disturbing." -Lady MacVader

"Harry, mah bukee, keel-ee caleya ku kah. Wanta dah moole-rah? Wonkee chee sa crispa con Hotspur?" - Falstaff the Hutt

"Joined the dark side Macbeth has, Mmmm. Lies, deceit, creating mistrust are his ways now."

"Elsinore. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." - Fortinbras

"Lent me must your ears be, before bury Caesar I can."

"Luke, I am thy father's spirit, doomed for a certain term to walk the night."

"I used to bull's-eye whomp-rats in my T-16 back home; that's not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door."

"Fighting the Battle of Agincourt ain't like dusting crops, boy."

"C3P0: Sir, the possibility of winning the battle of Agincourt is approximately 3,720 to 1. Hal Solo: Never tell me the odds. "

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it was the winter of our discontent."

1 comment:

LifetimeReader said...

"What a piece of work is C3PO, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and like a god."

"There's many a wookie has more hair than wit."

"It is a wise father that knows his own child--and a wise child who knows his own father."

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." --Obi Wan Kenobi