shakespeare told

macbeth: Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

no fear shakespeare: Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed

anonymous asked:

How was Eric's personality in school? Was he hyper or calm?

Engaged student who participated in classes on the regular, wrote out funny stories for creative writing, and showcased good behaviour throughout. He mostly stuck to his group of friends, though he sometimes picked a fight or was subject to Columbine’s toxic environment, and the only change they noted in him was that he seemed more depressed and distant during senior year in particular. He seems to have been a pretty calm and stable presence in classes overall – just one of those good kids, you know? Old newspaper articles reflect this at times, too, as the excerpts below show:

At work, Harris could be a cut up, talking in funny voices and telling jokes. At school, he could be an inspired student and writer, hurling his hand in the air to offer his take on Shakespeare. He told girls they looked nice. He escorted friends to class. He gave one teacher a Christmas present. He had a contagious laugh. He talked about building a better future.

Harris, still tongue-tied and meek, took fellow freshman Tiffany Typher to the Columbine homecoming dance. He was nervous and quiet, she remembers. Nothing odd - until she broke up with him a few days later and Harris faked his suicide.

Harris grew more confident and outspoken in his sophomore year yet kept to the fringes of the Columbine social circles. He and Brown “were outcasts, kids who didn’t fit in,” says Randy Brown, Brooks’ father. “It is a school of cliques and the athletes are the biggest, toughest group.”  Harris watched and grew angry as student athletes pushed their way to the head of the lunch line every day. Sometimes he challenged them verbally. Soon he was one of the jocks’ favorite punching bags. He was pushed against lockers and called names. like “fag” and “pussy.”

Klebold sat in front of Harris in creative writing class and next to him in their video class. Fellow students say Harris often initiated talk between the two about music, computers, or - eventually - his racial dislikes. Klebold simply followed along. “Eric had a persuasion,” says classmate Jennifer Harmon. “I think Eric would always tell Dylan that people never liked him and he was his only true friend.”

Harris and Klebold began hanging out with the Trench Coat Mafia in their junior year. One group member says she never sensed anything dangerous about the pair. “Eric was like the little Christian kid out of all of us, just a good little kid at school,” the girl says.

He and Klebold were ordered to perform community service work and attend an anger-management seminar. A termination report on Harris later described him as “a very bright young man who is likely to succeed in life.”  A B-plus student, he often flashed that intellect in classes. His favorite, friends say, was composition class, taught just after the lunch period by Jason Webb.

 "Any time Mr. Webb would ask us all questions on Monday, we’d all be slouching down, but Eric would always answer,“ says classmate LaPlante. "Mr. Webb would ask, ‘What’s a preposition?’ and Eric would know. Or, 'What’s the meaning of a reading from Shakespeare?’ and Eric would know.

 "I just remember him as the kid in the corner with his hand up all the time.”  Webb declined to comment.

Out in the student parking lot, Harris would sit on the trunk of his car at lunch time and joke with Klebold or other friends. When LaPlante walked by, he would playfully throw french fries at her. But inside Columbine’s hallways or in the cafeteria, Harris and the other trench-coaters were harassed by jocks, friends say.

Harris grew more unhappy and distant at school, friends say. But at the Friday night bowling parties, he would relax and come alive. “Rock 'N Bowl,” as it’s called, was his social life. At Belleview Lanes, 16 students would crowd together on four lanes to bowl and smoke cigarettes.

[source]

good morning everyone I love Eric Sciotto

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Shakespeare’s strong-willed women

From the ruthlessness and ambition of Lady Macbeth and Margaret of Anjou to the confidence and wit of Rosalind, Viola and Portia it is often said that Shakespeare gave his best lines to women - and at a time when the roles were actually played by boys.

Dr Chris Laoutaris re-acquaints us with some of these compelling female characters and introduces a few of the powerful women who lived in Shakespeare’s time and could have influenced their creation. Read on

I think I might have told this story already but my shakespeare camp director told me he was in a production of Julius Caesar once and that’s my favorite play so I tried to guess what character he was and I went down the line and got down to like first citizen and Titinius and he kept saying no and I was like ??? who were you then ??? and then he looked at me dumbfounded and said “Julius Caesar.”

I had literally guessed everyone except the title character.

Fun fact: when I took my first “acting Shakespeare” class at age 13 the teacher was giving us a little background information about Shakespeare’s life. He told us “His father started out as a humble glover”, but somehow I heard “humble lover”. So I went through the next 2 hours of my life thinking that Shakespeare’s dad was really good in bed, but not an arrogant dick about it.

so today i told my shakespeare professor about the app cute or not and how i had submitted pictures of my dog, and also a pic of her dog, to the app and showed her how many likes they had gotten. she then got ridiculously excited and i got these emails later today

and when i opened them i saw

turns out miss bermuda here has gotten pretty popular on the app

i cant wait to see her reply