Much Ado About Memes

Much Ado About Memes

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I must confess, Much Ado About Nothing is a personal favorite. And why not? Threats, arguing, fake deaths. What’s not to like? It’s a timeless masterpiece, and in my opinion, Shakespeare’s best comedy. Another confession. I love the David Tennant and Catherine Tate version profoundly. It’s not why I made this list, scout’s honor! Please god watch it. There’s a golf cart. It’s what Shakespeare would have wanted. Totally not obsessed. I’m definitely obsessed with Beatrice and Benedick though. Who wouldn’t be? It’s About the Aesthetic Image via SparkNotes This might be my favorite quote in the whole play. Other …

Six Iconic Shakespeare Memes

Six Iconic Shakespeare Memes

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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. Image via Pintrest   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, …

Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

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If you’re anything like me, SparkNotes has always been there when you need it. Now, they’re not only helping you pass your classes, but also serving you the spiciest of literature memes. They’re all pure gold, but here are just a few.     Theseus or not, YOU. ARE. VALID.     Unfortunately there’s no third option, so if you want to set the Minotaur up on a blind date with your friend, you’re kind of out of luck. Otherwise, you’re good though. What color do your sails need to be if you didn’t slay the Minotaur but you’re seeing …

7 Contemporary Adaptations of Classic Novels

7 Contemporary Adaptations of Classic Novels

Everyone likes an adaptation, and sometimes the best adaptations are underground. Here are seven picks from YouTube, perfect for marathoning, all based on classic novels and set in the modern era. No matter whether you’re a fan of Jane Austin, William Shakespeare, or Charlotte Bronte, there’s something for every classic book lover. Watch away!   1. Nothing Much To Do   Image via YouTube   If you like Much Ado About Nothing, get ready for Nothing Much to Do, an adaptation from New Zealand in vlog format, this time set at Messina High. All the accusations, the threats, and a …