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2013-07-03 12:46:43 PM
Ok, this is awesome.
 
2013-07-03 12:57:24 PM
But what does the Shakespearean version of Star Wars sound like in the original Klingon?
 
2013-07-03 12:58:50 PM
Verily, this doth rock.
 
2013-07-03 01:02:23 PM
more entertaining than expected.
 
2013-07-03 01:12:16 PM
Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

// skip to page 9 - it's where the tale begins
 
2013-07-03 01:23:50 PM
Billy, thou canst pen this drivel, but thou cans't declaim it!

/apologies to any Shakespearean scholars whose eyeballs I've just offended
 
2013-07-03 01:23:57 PM
C3P0, C3P0. Where for art thou C3P0.

"Friends, Wookies, Alderaanians, lend me your ears; I come to bury Palpatine, not to praise him "
 
2013-07-03 01:24:34 PM
...dammit, I used the same word to mean can and can't.  Zounds and forsooth.

/jinkies
 
2013-07-03 01:31:34 PM
Looking forward to the sequel (Spoilers!)

Vader:

'Though masked go I, unmasked your hist'ry is:
Luke - I am your father. Thou knowst' it true --
Thy feelings search, the Force consult. Join me
And force combined, through Force, we'll force
Galaxy, Emperor, and Rebels all
submit to son and father joined in will.

Luke:

Gadzooks!  Begone thou foul trickster! My hand
Thou has taken; never shall I join you.
Now only choice to me is but to die.
Releasing hold, I drop, perchance to fly.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

(Luke falls from structure, intoether below)
 
2013-07-03 01:40:43 PM
NAPPA: Tell me, Vegeta, what does Scouter say
About the power level of our foe?

VEGETA: It says his power is twenty-score-score
And then a thousand... nay! 'tis in excess!

NAPPA: Twenty-score-score, a thousand, and yet more?!
It lies, Vegeta; else we are undone!
 
2013-07-03 01:44:40 PM

Tax Boy: Looking forward to the sequel (Spoilers!)

Vader:

'Though masked go I, unmasked your hist'ry is:
Luke - I am your father. Thou knowst' it true --
Thy feelings search, the Force consult. Join me
And force combined, through Force, we'll force
Galaxy, Emperor, and Rebels all
submit to son and father joined in will.

Luke:

Gadzooks!  Begone thou foul trickster! My hand
Thou has taken; never shall I join you.
Now only choice to me is but to die.
Releasing hold, I drop, perchance to fly.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

(Luke falls from structure, intoether below)


Fear is yoked in 'twain with anger
That all-consum-ed rage that is the ferryman
to the infernal shores of alleigance with the dark side

Achieve in glory and take the victor's due, or fail in infamy and play the part of the wretched villain. there exists not "try"
 
2013-07-03 01:45:46 PM
Oldie but goodie ― type this at the command prompt of most any modern OS (on some later versions of Windows, you may need to install TCP/IP Tools first):
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

For best effect, set your command prompt window to 80×24 or 80×25 characters (in Windows Command Prompt, type: "mode 80,25" before issuing the above telnet command), and then put it in Full Screen mode ([Alt] + [↲ Enter] in Windows).

How's that for geeky?
 
2013-07-03 01:59:19 PM
R2-D2 -Beep, whee.

My day is now better.
 
2013-07-03 02:19:15 PM
No.
 
2013-07-03 02:22:49 PM
Cry  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh  and unleash the Wookies of war
 
2013-07-03 02:24:27 PM
That's actually much cooler than I was expecting.  Nicely done.
 
2013-07-03 02:31:14 PM
I'm a little rusty on my Shakespeare, but when did the Bard ever use a chorus? That's not really something I'd consider to be in the Shakespearean style.
 
2013-07-03 02:31:29 PM
I'faith, this hath brought a tear to mine eye!
 
2013-07-03 02:32:23 PM

Cheron: Cry  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh  and unleash the Wookies of war


Exit, pursued by a wampa.
 
2013-07-03 02:55:44 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I'm a little rusty on my Shakespeare, but when did the Bard ever use a chorus? That's not really something I'd consider to be in the Shakespearean style.


Semi-limited Shakespeare knowledge myself, but right off the top of my head, Romeo and Juliet. If I'm not mistaken a chorus opens the play with the "Two households, both alike in dignity..."
 
2013-07-03 03:00:07 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I'm a little rusty on my Shakespeare, but when did the Bard ever use a chorus? That's not really something I'd consider to be in the Shakespearean style.


To be fair, and after a short research stint on the Googs, Shakespeare did not use the Chorus often. Only four plays I see cited: Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and Henry VIII.

www.promoboxx.com

/hot... of course
 
2013-07-03 03:11:50 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I'm a little rusty on my Shakespeare, but when did the Bard ever use a chorus? That's not really something I'd consider to be in the Shakespearean style.


Oh, for a Muse of Fire...

/Derek Jacoby is the best Chrous of all time...of ALL TIME
 
2013-07-03 03:23:08 PM

Magorn: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I'm a little rusty on my Shakespeare, but when did the Bard ever use a chorus? That's not really something I'd consider to be in the Shakespearean style.

Oh, for a Muse of Fire...

/Derek Jacobi is the best Chrous of all time...of ALL TIME


FTFY.  First saw him in "I, Claudius" long ago.
 
2013-07-03 03:45:18 PM
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2013-07-03 04:07:09 PM
Am I the only one that saw the Star wars for the second time as an adult, in the 90s,  and found them to be a bit silly?  It sure seems like it.
 
2013-07-03 04:19:47 PM

PsyLord: Headline: Ever wondered what Star Wa
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This was my initial reaction, but reading it was pleasantly surprising. It's not perfect, but it's quite good and translated well as a stage play, not just swapping some words with "doth" and "verily". Not a long read, and unexpectedly entertaining, though ymmv.
 
2013-07-03 04:28:11 PM
"Ever wondered what Star Wars: ANH would sound like in Shakespearean blank verse? Well, wonder no longer "

No.
 
2013-07-03 04:36:57 PM

Dr Dreidel: Two Gentlemen of Lebowski


I wrote that - thanks for the plug! ;) It's been a real trip to see the torch passed to the next Shakespearean mashup. (I wasn't the first Shakespeare-movie mashup and I knew I wouldn't be the last. The circle is now complete, as Darth Vader might say.)
 
2013-07-03 04:47:56 PM

Icon-Cat: Dr Dreidel: Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

I wrote that - thanks for the plug! ;) It's been a real trip to see the torch passed to the next Shakespearean mashup. (I wasn't the first Shakespeare-movie mashup and I knew I wouldn't be the last. The circle is now complete, as Darth Vader might say.)


Pulp Fiction Shakespeare-cized -- Live On Stage!
 
2013-07-03 07:29:03 PM
I have read some of these the past ad they have been universally bad.I suspect a lot of them are just people googling Elizabethan plays and changing words without really understanding any of it.
This was pretty damn good for a change though.
 
2013-07-03 08:58:40 PM

COMALite J: Oldie but goodie ― type this at the command prompt of most any modern OS (on some later versions of Windows, you may need to install TCP/IP Tools first):
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

For best effect, set your command prompt window to 80×24 or 80×25 characters (in Windows Command Prompt, type: "mode 80,25" before issuing the above telnet command), and then put it in Full Screen mode ([Alt] + [↲ Enter] in Windows).

How's that for geeky?


Ah, like a breath of fresh  very old air.  I sort of miss the old days.  Just not very much.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
 
2013-07-03 09:18:58 PM
Thou art braver than I thought.
 
2013-07-03 09:56:20 PM

Leo Bloom's Freakout: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I'm a little rusty on my Shakespeare, but when did the Bard ever use a chorus? That's not really something I'd consider to be in the Shakespearean style.

To be fair, and after a short research stint on the Googs, Shakespeare did not use the Chorus often. Only four plays I see cited: Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and Henry VIII.

[www.promoboxx.com image 344x226]

/hot... of course


I haven't sat through a full production of r&j since junior high. I remember the opening, I just tend to think of Shakespeare using his minor characters to set the scene rather than an impersonal narrator. I've never seen/read all of Henry V, just the St Crispin's Day speech, and the other two I've never read at all.

/usually when I see "CHORUS" listed on a script I think ancient Greek drama...
 
2013-07-03 10:19:33 PM
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In a galaxy far, far away, where we lay our scene, 
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, 
Where galactic civil war makes civil hands unclean.
 
2013-07-04 04:00:02 AM
Old-time science-fiction done in older-timey prose. Perfect for the 50-60 year old English major.
 
2013-07-04 10:48:14 PM
The hearing of these words is like

NAY.
 
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