Thursday, April 25, 2013

10 things that result from reading Shakespeare

With my books during the discussion of
'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
(Photo courtesy of R)
  1. You feel the urge to speak in an English accent.
  2. You become fond of rhymes. I like sour limes. I collect shiny dimes. I fart a hundred times.
  3. You're afraid that your partner would flake out on you on your suicide pact and you'll just die alone.
  4. You check yourself in the mirror often, just in case you turn into an ass.
  5. You think you and your partner are star-crossed lovers. Even though you know that he or she sleeps around, pushes you down the stairs, puts pepper on your coffee, spreads vile rumors about how small your "assets" are, and just basically throws up whenever you're near. But yes, you're star-crossed; you've no doubts about it.
  6. You head to the beauty salon to get a perm.
  7. You suddenly want to cross-dress. Men in tights? That's so you.
  8. You think that the circus needs a 'shrew tamer'.
  9. You imagine Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife, must have looked like Anne Hathaway.
  10. You now know that Hamlet doesn't come from a baby pig.


Louize Gonzales said...

LOL! I so love this, Peter. ♥

Peter S. said...

Thanks, Louize! Mwah!

Kaz said...

Funny! And you managed to stop at ten....? How very restrained of you...

Must share with you my favourite Shakespeare titbit from singing in the Verdi opera version of Macbeth (I was the Third Witch). As you know, it IS a bloody play. Our stage manager was also the chief props and special effects creator/designer and to get all the blood effects right, she had EIGHT different blood recipes, and there were great buckets of some of them - runny splashy blood for recent wounds, stick viscous stuff for old ones, etc... LOVELY stuff!!!!

Peter S. said...

I wanna see pictures! Wow, Kaz! Must be really thrilling to be part of a play, and Macbeth no less!

Overthinker Palaboy said...

hahahaha XD nanenjoy ko tong post nato!

Peter S. said...

Buti naman, OP!