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#ShakespeareSunday - a couple of days ago we challenged our followers to come up with some apt Shakespeare quotes to caption the above image of Benedict Cumberbatch attending SDCC 2014.
Here are some of the great tweets we had!

"I’ll go with thee, cheek by jowl." - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A3, S2) @HollowCrownFans
"it is the lark and not the nightingale *actually it’s a penguin* R&J @AmanduhhTan
I’ll prove the prettier fellow of the two! ‘Merchant of Venice’ @SBTeducation
…and think not, Percy, to share with me in glory any more:’ Henry IV part I @anne_obrien
"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain." (Hamlet) #KHAN #SmileAndWaveBoysSmileAndWave @ago2911
Can one desire too much of a good thing? As You Like It Act IV Sc. 1 @elizabethrydan
"wheresoe’er we went, like Juno’s swans Still we went coupled and inseparable" -  ’As You Like It’ @BaileyHewitt1
The game’s afoot! -  Henry V @LoriImnotholly
'O beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Othello @BiblioCleo
"Do not believe it."- Hamlet (in reference to Skipper) @Aquila_eyes
 ”So, sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your company.” Coriolanus 4.3 @Kirsten_STR
 He is as full of valor as of kindness, Princely in both. Henry V @cee_cruz
"We lose it not, so long as we can smile." #Othello @jurisprudame
 ’I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends’ @MariamOsman29 
All the learned and authentic fellows - All’s Well That Ends Well (Act II Sc. 3) @elizabethrydan
 ”Behold I have a weapon. A better never did itself sustain upon a soldier’s thigh” - Othello @resonantrainbow 
"Foolery, sir, does walk about like the orb that is the sun. It shines every where." -  Twelfth Night @rainbowjay2
 
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#ShakespeareSunday - a couple of days ago we challenged our followers to come up with some apt Shakespeare quotes to caption the above image of Benedict Cumberbatch attending SDCC 2014.

Here are some of the great tweets we had!

"I’ll go with thee, cheek by jowl." - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A3, S2) @HollowCrownFans

"it is the lark and not the nightingale *actually it’s a penguin* R&J @AmanduhhTan

I’ll prove the prettier fellow of the two! ‘Merchant of Venice’ @SBTeducation

…and think not, Percy, to share with me in glory any more:’ Henry IV part I @anne_obrien

"One may smile, and smile, and be a villain." (Hamlet)  @ago2911

Can one desire too much of a good thing? As You Like It Act IV Sc. 1 @elizabethrydan

"wheresoe’er we went, like Juno’s swans Still we went coupled and inseparable" -  ’As You Like It’

The game’s afoot! -  Henry V @LoriImnotholly

'O beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Othello @BiblioCleo

"Do not believe it."- Hamlet (in reference to Skipper) @Aquila_eyes

 ”So, sir, heartily well met, and most glad of your company.” Coriolanus 4.3 @Kirsten_STR

 He is as full of valor as of kindness, Princely in both. Henry V @cee_cruz

"We lose it not, so long as we can smile." @jurisprudame

 ’I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends’ @MariamOsman29 

All the learned and authentic fellows - All’s Well That Ends Well (Act II Sc. 3) @elizabethrydan

 ”Behold I have a weapon. A better never did itself sustain upon a soldier’s thigh” - Othello @resonantrainbow

"Foolery, sir, does walk about like the orb that is the sun. It shines every where." -  Twelfth Night @rainbowjay2

 

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It was announced today that our Richard III, Benedict Cumberbatch, will be honoured with a wax figure at London’s world famous attraction Madame Tussaud’s later this year. We couldn’t resist attaching this quote to the story! ;-)

Twelfth Nigh (Act 1, Scene 5)

"I will give
out divers schedules of my beauty: it shall be
inventoried, and every particle and utensil
labelled to my will: as, item, two lips,
indifferent red; item, two grey eyes, with lids to
them; item, one neck, one chin, and so forth”

Source: http://www.madametussauds.com/London/BenedictSittingGallery.aspx

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heyho-simonrussellbeale:

 I am a rascal; a scurvy railing knave: a very filthy rogue.
Simon Russel Beale as Thersites and Paterson Joseph as Patroclus in Troilus and Cressida. Directed by Sam Mendes at The Pit. Royal Shakespeare Company, June 1991.

heyho-simonrussellbeale:

I am a rascal; a scurvy railing knave: a very filthy rogue.

Simon Russel Beale as Thersites and Paterson Joseph as Patroclus in Troilus and Cressida. Directed by Sam Mendes at The Pit. Royal Shakespeare Company, June 1991.

professorfangirl:

exploding-pens:

Possible spoilers for The Muse.

So the mermaid is actually not a mermaid then. I’m a bit scared for Ben’s character on what they imply by him “becoming both the artist and the muse” though D: (but on the other hand, maybe we can see Ben as a “merman” then //cue all the AUs)

Then again, he’s already been a mermaid…

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teco-teco:

Vivien Leigh as Lady Anne Neville in the Old Vic’s production of Richard III,  1948 (Photo: Athol Shmith)

teco-teco:

Vivien Leigh as Lady Anne Neville in the Old Vic’s production of Richard III, 1948 (Photo: Athol Shmith)

(Source: nga.gov.au)

thirteenny:

In case you missed it, we’re re-airing GREAT PERFORMANCES l PBS: The Hollow Crown, every Thursday at 9 PM! This week it’s Henry IV (Part 1) starring Tom Hiddleston as our favorite rebellious prince: http://bit.ly/1kB3f8L

thirteenny:

In case you missed it, we’re re-airing GREAT PERFORMANCES l PBS: The Hollow Crown, every Thursday at 9 PM! This week it’s Henry IV (Part 1) starring Tom Hiddleston as our favorite rebellious prince: http://bit.ly/1kB3f8L

Cheek by Jowl ~ The Tom Hiddleston & Cymbeline DVD situation addressed. 
 We contacted Cheek by Jowl directly to find out exactly how possible this might be.
Unfortunately there will be no DVD release, “past shows are for archive purposes only and cannot be released on DVD as they are not of broadcastable quality.”
FULL INFO HERE: http://www.hollowcrownfans.com/uncategorized/cheek-by-jowl-the-tom-hiddleston-cymbeline-dvd-situation-addressed/
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Cheek by Jowl ~ The Tom Hiddleston & Cymbeline DVD situation addressed.

 We contacted Cheek by Jowl directly to find out exactly how possible this might be.

Unfortunately there will be no DVD release, “past shows are for archive purposes only and cannot be released on DVD as they are not of broadcastable quality.”

FULL INFO HERE: http://www.hollowcrownfans.com/uncategorized/cheek-by-jowl-the-tom-hiddleston-cymbeline-dvd-situation-addressed/

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On this day in 2012 Henry IV part 1 aired on BBC 2 for the very first time! Here is a classic scene between Hotspur (Joe Armstrong) & Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston):

Henry IV Part 1, Act 5, Scene 4

HOTSPUR

If I mistake not, thou art Harry Monmouth.

PRINCE HENRY

Thou speak’st as if I would deny my name.

HOTSPUR

My name is Harry Percy.

PRINCE HENRY

Why, then I see
A very valiant rebel of the name.
I am the Prince of Wales; and think not, Percy,
To share with me in glory any more:
Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere;
Nor can one England brook a double reign,
Of Harry Percy and the Prince of Wales.

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later this year [Sophie] Okonedo will start filming a UK TV part that may prove as symbolically significant for really broad casting in broadcasting as Lester’s Henry V did in theatre. “I’m doing something next which will really challenge conventional ideas. Some people will be thrilled, others less so.”


It is an open secret at the BBC and on the internet that the role is Queen Margaret – a white Frenchwoman – in an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI and Richard III plays for the series The Hollow Crown. Although the project has been widely reported, Okonedo regretfully confides that the producers have ordered her not to talk about it in this interview – she rang up to ask permission, which suggests that she is both a rule keeper and team player – as it has not been officially announced. “I was told I’m not allowed to say anything. Why, I don’t know.”

Sophie Okonedo interview: ‘I have to go across the Atlantic to get work’

by , The Guardian

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/jul/04/sophie-okonedo-interview

The Guardian criticises BBC for casting Sophie and then not let her discuss the series, even though they give the explanation in their own report: “not been officially announced”* - Henry VI and Richard III is quite a cast list to assemble and no doubt Neal Street (not the BBC) is waiting for all details to be confirmed with all cast members until announcing officially. We’ve waited 2 years, a few more weeks won’t hurt! **

* Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch was officially confirmed but that is probably a name that’s tough to keep under-wrap! ;-)

**I am to wait, though waiting so be hell,” - Sonnet 58 ;-)

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sesemi7:

'Macbeth the musical.'

Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.

- Macbeth (Macbeth, Act 2 Scene 1)

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks!

- Second Witch (Macbeth, Act 4 Scene 1)