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Six Iconic Shakespeare Memes

Shakespeare’s plays are whackier and whackier the more you read. Confusion, dirty jokes, and some pretty unbelievable things happening at sea. So many things are just begging to be memed. It’s a shame memes weren’t even invented until four hundred years after his death. At least we can give his works the meming they deserve retroactively.

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What an icon. Shakespeare invented countless words, including the word countless. But let’s get to plot nonsense.

I confess, my love of hamlet shows a little here, but who can blame me? There’s a reason it’s so widely read. Plus, Hamlet himself is such an incredibly quotable character, who wouldn’t make a meme? Like his most famous line.

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But it’s not just the things he says when he’s alone and feeling emo. Hamlet comes face to face with almost everyone in the play, in a way that changes it around him, even when he’s not staging mini murder plays.

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I think we can all agree Ophelia deserved better. Who does he think he is, a prince? He-hem. Usually tossing a girl around a room (in some adaptations) is not the way to her heart. But you know what’s actually a worse seduction tactic?

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Yikes. That’s one way to get her alone. Not one I can condone, though. Alright, enough about Denmark. We could go on like this forever.

Let’s talk about history. No, it’s not the picture of an impaled bottle of Caesar salad dressing, as iconic as that is. It’s not the only Julius Caesar meme.

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What happens when you kill the one fun friend? Then again, I guess all getting together to stab someone could be considered a party of sorts. It’s certainly one way to bond with your coworkers. Work outing? Tried it and I CANNOT recommend.

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I had to include a Much Ado About Nothing meme, because it’s my all time fave, and this is my favorite adaptation. Plus, just about every character is an absolute meme, start to finish.

 

 

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The Story Behind Egypt’s Amazing Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is not just one of the most crucial libraries in the Middle East, but it is also one of the major cultural centers in modern history. Located on the Mediterranean Shores in Alexandria, Egypt, it opened in 2002 and is an attempt to rejuvenate the virtuosity of the Library of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria, which was established in around 250 BC, was located in Alexandria, Egypt, and was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. The Library had acquired a large number of papyrus scrolls, with an estimated range of 40,000 to 400,000 at its peak.

 

 

The city of Alexandria came to be well known as the capital of knowledge, wisdom, and learning, largely because of the Great Library. Many important and impactful scholars worked at the Library during the third and second centuries BC.

 

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In 48 BC, parts of The Great Library were accidentally burned by Julius Caesar during his civil war. There is a widespread belief that the Library was merely burned one time, and catastrophically destroyed, but in actuality it just declined over the course of many centuries.

 

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The notion of reincarnating the historic library dates back to almost fifty years ago, in 1974. Finally, in 1995, construction work began and the complex was officially inaugurated in October of 2002. The library is trilingual, containing books in Classical Arabic, English, and French.

There has been a lot of criticism of Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Many believe that it is a white elephant in the nation, meaning that it is quite expensive, but lacks value, or use. There are also fears that since censorship is prominent throughout Egypt, it could have a negative impact on the library’s collection. However, it does heavily rely on volunteer support and charitable donations.

 

 

Nevertheless, this library is deeply historical and extremely rich in culture.

 

 

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