p: much ado about nothing

great shakespearean themes for a wedding
  • Twelfth Night: Twins get married to two different people at the same time. The officiator wears yellow stockings. The twins dress up as each other during the reception.
  • Much Ado About Nothing: Groom accuses bride of adultery. Bride faints/fakes her death. Everyone is busy trying to set up the maid of honour and the best man with each other.
  • The Winter's Tale: Groom accuses bride of adultery. Bride pretends to be a statue for the next couple of years.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: A triple wedding, except prior to the ceremony two of the couples completely mix up who they're getting married to. An incompetent group of actors perform Romeo and Juliet at the reception.
  • Romeo and Juliet: The reception features a duel between the boyfriend of the groom's cousin with the bride's cousin.
  • Hamlet: The wedding happens at the same time as a funeral, and the widow at the funeral is marrying the dead person's sibling.
  • All's Well That Ends Well: Groom thinks he's marrying one person, but turns out the bride is an entirely different person. The entire affair is conducted in a darkened venue.
  • Macbeth: Three witches show up and suggest the groom kill his boss.
  • Julius Caesar: The groom gets stabbed to death by members of the wedding party. His best man makes a speech at the reception about how ~honourable~ one of the ushers is and incites a revolution.
  • Titus Andronicus: Invite two convicted rapists to the wedding. Bake them into the cake.
  • Henry V: Send the happy couple tennis balls. Only tennis balls.
  • inspired by this post: http://acrickettofillthesilence.tumblr.com/post/101009683501/great-literary-themes-for-a-wedding
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Benedick: Is Claudio thine enemy?

Beatrice: Is he not approved in the height a villain, that hath slandered, scorned, dishonored my kinswoman? O that I were a man! What, bear her in hand until they come to take hands, and then with public accusation, uncovered slander, unmitigated rancor - O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the marketplace!

Much Ado About Nothing (2013) dir. Joss Whedon

Sigh No More (feat. Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon)
Joss Whedon
Sigh No More (feat. Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon)
Sigh No More | Joss Whedon ft. Maurissa Tanchareon & Jed Whedon

sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more;
    men were deceivers ever;
one foot in sea and one on shore,
    to one thing constant never;
        then sigh not so,
        but let them go,
    and be you blithe and bonny;
converting all your sounds of woe
    into. hey nonny, nonny.

sing no more ditties, sing no more,
    of dumps so dull and heavy;
the fraud of men was ever so,
    since summer first was leavy.
        then sigh not so, 
        but let them go,
    and be you blithe and bonny,
converting all your sounds of woe
    into. hey, nonny, nonny.

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Much Ado About Nothing (2011)

favourite scene (2/2)
the way she basically, verbally, slaps him in the face with whatever happened between them prior to the setting of the actual play. Especially the last gif: contempt, anger, hurt and I think underneath all that she is just really tired of fighting - and not only does he let her vent, he also accepts the blame she throws at him.

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AOJE guys, you should really start watching this modernised web series of Much ado about nothing. It’s pretty awesome.
(It’s just starting too!)