romeo juliet

anonymous asked:

Your headcanons water my children and feed my crops thank you for contributng to this fandom

remember to water your kids everyone

  • lance knows like. a lot of shakespeare
    • he started reading the plays for the flirty one-liners, got invested in the plot
    • stopped using “i can be the romeo to your juliet” as a pick up line after actually reading romeo and juliet
    • his thoughts are legit shakespearean
    • like “jealousy, thy name is keith” i mean come on
  • Princess Pointy Ears
  • keith’s watching lance’s hair grow longer and waiting for the day the tables turn
  • hunk: “uh, those look like space cops. pidge, why are space cops following our pod” pidge: “it now occurs to me that some of the modifications i made to this thing aren’t technically ‘street legal’” 
  • coran has been robbed on 27 separate occasions
  • “wait if zarkon has a son does that mean that he and haggar-” “please never talk again”
  • shiro can’t cook
    • not even scrambled eggs
    • lived off of take out, ramen, and matt’s leftovers
  • hunk: “things are finally going my way! in fact, they’re going great! i have a chance to live after all!” hunk, five minutes later: “i’m fucked and i’m gonna die!”

David Tennant as Romeo in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet (2000) - Part 3

Excerpts from a Scotland on Sunday article on David at the RSC in 2000

“He is perfect casting, because of the intensity he brings to his work,“ Michael Boyd says.  While Tennant’s great friend and former landlady, the comic performer and author of Does My Bum Look Big in This?, Arabella Weir, says: "He’s astonishingly focused for his age and amazingly straightforward and honest. He’s trustworthy and he’s honourable.”

There is still something uncynical and unspoilt about him, though. He confesses that being with the RSC can be scary. “Not only because you are in the home of ‘world class classical theatre’ (as all the brochures tell you), but these big Shakespearean roles come with a lot of historical baggage attached. People tell you how romantic Ian McKellen was as Romeo, or how masculine Sean Bean was, or how marvellous Laurence Olivier was. You feel the weight of all those ghosts, those performances that have taken on a mystical resonance. And because it’s Shakespeare, you feel it’s hard to make it believable, because it is so beautiful.  With this play, everyone has so many ideas about it, that you almost want to play against the beauty. We did the balcony scene the other day and I was doing: 'But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!’ And I was going: 'How can I say that?’ It is beyond parody, but all you can do is be personal with it and make it your own, if that doesn’t sound too pretentious. I know that’s how Alex [who plays Juliet] feels about famous lines like, 'Parting is such sweet sorrow’.”   

The intensity of the rollercoaster he is on is overwhelming. Stratford is a grueling, sometimes stifling, hothouse. Rehearsal followed by show, followed by rehearsal, in one long punishing schedule. After one-and-a-half hours in the rehearsal room, there is just time for a snack  before voice warm-ups for the matinee of The Rivals. There, Tennant’s rapier-thin young blade gets involved in sword fights and various cunning derring-do disguises, then he is off again for lunch. And back on again, for The Comedy of Errors. A short show, but a physical one, as Tennant slides down those banisters, executes pratfalls and turns in a brilliantly funny double act with Ian Hughes, who plays his manservant, Dromio. He also does the neatly witty trick of lighting two post-coital cigarettes after seducing his long lost twin’s wife and then buries his head in Nina Conti’s cleavage.

Later Tennant is in his dressing-room, stripped to the waist, slapping Simple moisturizer onto his face, swigging pints of mineral water, and packing up his make-up box, an old-fashioned leather bowling case. As we leave, we trip up over a bloody but unbowed Hotspur, about to go on stage and die in Henry IV, Part 1. Falstaff is plumped in the corner and wishes us a courteous good night, while various make-up girls daub elderly knights. “It’s like this every night at this time,” says Tennant. “You can’t move for men in armour and there’s blood everywhere.”    

Photo credits include:  Shakespeare Birthplace Trust,, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and more 

Other parts of this Romeo photoset [ Part 1 ]  [ Part 2 ]


Romeo: Vernon

Juliet: Seungkwan

Friar Lawrence: S.Coups

Nurse: Joshua

Prince Escalus: DK

Mercutio: Jun

Tybalt: The8

Paris: Hoshi

Benvolio: Jeonghan

Montague: Mingyu

Capulet: Wonwoo

Romeo’s Servant, Balthasar: Dino

Rosaline: Woozi

chasingthehero  asked:

So, as far as Kevin in riverdale, do you think they'll continue the Joaquin/Kevin story or do you think they'll go for the Moose/Kevin storyline?

Maybe they’ll do both. I mean, the Moose/Kevin storyline has that “closeted guy falls for someone but is scared” potential, but the Joaquin/Kevin storyline has that whole Romeo and Juliet thing going, so…

10; “how they met each other”

Shakespeare and romantic tropes are responsible for the meeting of my mum and dad.

Mum’s second favorite Shakespeare play was “Romeo and Juliet”, so while she was attending graduate school, she meticulously saved money to fly to Verona, Italy - the romantic setting where the OG star-crossed lovers met.

As Mum was doing her dissertation and saving her pocket money, her future husband was pursuing his Ph.D a few hours away from her uni. Dad was dating another girl who he thought was “the one”. As their sixth anniversary was approaching, Dad was secretly planning a romantic get-away to none other than the very romantic Verona, Italy.

setting change: Verona, Italy.

Dad initially hated Verona. It probably had to do with the fact that he broke up with the other woman a month before the vacation [after he learned that she was cheating on him.] Because the flights and bookings were nonrefundable, he found himself on a romantic trip as a single and heartbroken lad.

After spending the first few days stuffing himself with wine and bread, Dad decided to make a trip to Juliet’s house (Casa di Giulietta).

The movie “Letters to Juliet” makes it seem like a very calming place, but it’s a rather small and crowded tourist trap. Still grumpy and annoyed, Dad pushed himself out of the arch. Right then, a woman bumped into him, sending him careening down the streets.

That woman was Mum.

Mum apologized profusely and offered to buy him a drink as an apology. He begrudgingly accepted, and they ended up bonding over coffee and pastries. They decided to spend the rest of the day, especially because Mum was so excited to share her guidebook-influenced knowledge of the city.

Dad said that while sparks flew, they were platonically friendly with each other that day. At the end of the night, he politely kissed her hand as a farewell, and she went to bed, preparing to travel to Florence the next day.

Two months later, Dad was invited to present his dissertation at a uni a few hours away from his. He stumbled around the campus with his presentation boards, trying to find the lecture hall. After miserably failing for about fifteen minutes, Dad finally tapped the shoulder of a a young woman wearing a floppy straw hat, hoping to get directions.

That young woman was Mum.

Honestly, their story is ridiculous. Whenever Mum or Dad retold this story, my sister would sigh in happiness and I would crinkle my nose. It sounded too good to be true. I mean, who has meet-cutes like this?

I’m reminded of their story whenever I’m called by my English name as my siblings’ and I were named after after characters from my parents’ favorite Shakespeare play.

I recently asked my dad, a man who lacks the romantic literature bone in his body, why he agreed to the Shakespearean names. He smiled, an expression of reflection crossing his eyes, before softly saying, “Fate and Shakespeare were obviously cheering for me and Mum. It felt like appropriate to honor it.”

shakespeare summarized badly
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: doing weird shit at 2 am
  • Hamlet: dramatic gay makes tough choices
  • Romeo and Juliet: "hating dear old mom and daA-A-A-D"
  • Much Ado About Nothing: dear god they're oblivious
  • Twelfth Night: gender is irrelevant

bazluhrmann: The inspiration for the scene between the fish-tank came when Craig and I were so desperately looking for a solution as to how to surprise the audience for the first connective moment between Romeo and Juliet. I was younger then and we might have gone out to clubs a bit more. That night after working all day we squirreled out to a place (if I recall correctly called “The Dome”) in Miami. When I came out of the bathroom to wash my hands I looked up and saw a woman combing her hair with a brush through a fish-tank. It was a brilliant device to get guys and girls to connect through the sitting rooms, while protecting each room’s privacy. Obviously you can see where this moment lead … #romeoandjuliet