shakespeare for americans


“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park, 2009

Starring Raúl Esparza, Herb Foster, Anne Hathaway, Jay O. Sanders, Julie White, Hamish Linklater, David Pittu, Audra McDonald, Michael Cumpsty, Charles Borland, Stark Sands & Jon Patrick Walker

The fact that Kirk’s last line in his final movie is “second star to the right, and straight on till morning” really rips me up inside.

This is a man who spent his entire time on the bridge quoting Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, the American constitution, and classic texts that would instill feelings of grandeur among his crew. What does he say when Starfleet asks him to return his ship and end the journey that defined his whole life? He quotes Peter Pan. He says it with such playfulness and that same gleam of hope in his eye he had when he first began captaining the Enterprise. Kirk refuses to grow up, just as Peter Pan does, even if he knows it’s inevitable. If he’s too old to keep this up anymore, then Starfleet is going to have to pry his rank and ship from his cold, dead hands. He’s going to Neverland, where he and the crew he’s gotten to know and love with all his heart will never have to end their journey through the stars.


“Measure for Measure” by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park, 2011

Starring Danai Gurira, Michael Hayden, Lorenzo Pisoni, Carson Elrod, Andre Holland, Reg Rogers, Annie Parisse, John Cullum, Tonya Pinkins, Kristen Connolly, Joe Forbrich, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Caitlin O’Connell, Jordan Lund, David Manis

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- Merlin. 

- Harry Potter. 

- American Horror Story. 

- Skins. 

- Books in general. 

- Literature 

- Shakespeare

- Theatre. 

- Dan Howell. 

- Connor Franta. 

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David Tennant and Gregory Doran (Artistic Director of the RSC, and director of David in Hamlet, Loves Labour’s Lost, Richard II, Black Comedy, and The Real Inspector Hound)

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K/K Project
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Anime in general
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How to Get Away With Murder
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Some of My Favorite Movies from Every Year I’ve Been Alive

1985: Back to the Future, Brazil, Follow That Bird

1986: Hannah and Her Sisters, Big Trouble in Little China, Little Shop of Horrors

1987: Full Metal Jacket, Raising Arizona

1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1989: Back to the Future 2, the Little Mermaid

1990: Edward Scissorhands, the Witches

1991: the Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast

1992: Dead/Alive, Glengarry Glen Ross, Noises Off

1993: Addams Family Values

1994: Ed Wood, the Hudsucker Proxy

1995: Richard III, Toy Story

1996: Fargo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame

1997: As Good as It Gets, Cats Don’t Dance, Princess Mononoke

1998: the Big Lebowski, Shakespeare in Love

1999: American Beauty, Election, Fantasia 2000, Office Space

2000: Chicken Run, High Fidelity

2001: Amelie, Monsters Inc., the Royal Tenenbaums, Spirited Away

2002: Adaptation, Secretary

2003: the Triplets of Belleville

2004: Shaun of the Dead

2005: Pride and Prejudice

2006: Little Miss Sunshine, Thank You for Smoking

2007: Hot Fuzz, Sunshine

2008: In Bruges, WALL-E

2009: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a Serious Man, World’s Greatest Dad

2010: How to Train Your Dragon, the King’s Speech, Never Let Me Go

2011: Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Winnie the Pooh

2012: Moonrise Kingdom, the Secret World of Arrietty, Wreck-It Ralph

2013: the Croods

2014: Whiplash

2015: Ex Machina, Inside Out, the Lobster

2016: Zootopia