I’ve posted a couple silly Shakespeare videos from kids shows before, but it’s time for some new ones! The Monster of Venice and The Taming of the Shoe.
YouTube is wonderful! And so are the writers of these TV shows who try to keep it entertaining for the parents as well.
Shephen Colbert and Stephen Greenblatt on the Colbert Report talk about paralells between the current Presidential candidates and Shakespearean characters. Colbert knows his Shakespeare!
Video from Comedy Central’s Indecision 2008 Blog.
Who knew? It’s so much fun to see a kids show and be entertained by humor also geared towards educated adults. One of the great perks of being a Bard-a-holic is all the jokes and puns you will actually understand in daily life.
Since a few of you seemed to like Animaniac’s take on Midsummer, I’ll share with you their excerpt of Hamlet.
I really like Animaniacs. It’s one of those smart entertaining, yet educational show fun for kids as well as their parents. That show has songs that are responsible for many students being able to learn state capitals and all the U.S. Presidents.
I just had to post this. If you haven’t seen this before, shame on you. If you have, it’s time to see it again.
That is the question.
Patrick Stewart is the man. Sure he was on Star Trek, and was wonderful as Captain Picard… but he’s a superb Shakespearean actor, as you will see on this clip from Sesame Street.
I found this online and it made me smile.
I ask to be, or not to be.
That is the question, I ask of me.
This sullied life, it makes me shudder.
My uncle’s boffing dear, sweet mother.
Would I, could I, take my life?
Could I, should I, end this strife?
Should I jump out of a plane?
Or throw myself before a train?
Should I from a cliff just leap?
Could I put myself to sleep?
Shoot myself, or take some poison?
Maybe try self immolation?
To shudder of this mortal coil,
I could stab myself with a fencing foil.
Slash my wrists while in the bath?
Would it end my angst and wrath?
To sleep, to dream, now there’s the rub.
I could drop a toaster in my tub.
Would all be glad, if I were dead?
Could I perhaps kill them instead?
This line of thought takes consideration-
For I’m the king of procrastination.
Dr. Seuss and Shakespeare working together. We’ll get such great works as Horatio Hears a Who, Hop on Puck, and more.
Leave a comment with your favorite Seusspeare literature!