an important conclusion reached by chloe and i today while watching henry iv pt. 1:
we think of shakespeare as writing in a Dignified Manner up in his room with a quill and looking very serious and occasionally getting writer’s block and staring dramatically out the window as he pens kingly speeches
but it is probably likely that a good 50% of the gorier ones were written in a tavern with kit & ben looking over his shoulder going “oh my god oh my god bill put him in a pie OH MY GOD NOW MAKE HER EAT THE PIE, oh my god ‘OUT YOU MAD-HEADED APE’ that’s fucking HILARIOUS, do a dick joke next, somebody order another beer”
Barry B. Powell reads the first 100 lines of The Iliad by Homer in the original Greek. Powell is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of a new free verse translation of The Iliad.
Can we just like imagine queer students using Lee Jordan to come out like "AND GRYFFINDOR SCORES A POINT! BY THE WAY PADMA PATIL IS A LESBIAN AND SHE'S READY TO MINGLE" and padma is like ayyyyyyyyyyy step right up ladies
modern au grantaire shouting “SOURCE” after everything enjolras says in his speeches until one day enjolras walks in with a stack of papers and drops it on the table in front of grantaire and starts in on one of his rants and it’s a packet of source articles for every single statistic and quote he used that night