Friday, 18 March 2016

Celebrate Shakespeare week - Coronation Street style

This week, March 14 - 20, 2016 is Shakespeare week, apparently. It's a thing, it says so here

Well, what better way to celebrate than to have a look at some famous quotes from the Bard - as if they had been written in Weatherfield.

1. The Balcony Scene (Romeo and Juliet)

2. Now is the winter of our discontent. (Richard III) Gail's also got another connection to Richard III here.

3. How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child! (King Lear)

4. Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? (Macbeth) 

5. I am one who loved not wisely but too well. (Othello) 

6. Get thee to a nunnery. (Hamlet) 

7. Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. (The Tempest)
8. Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. (Much Ado about Nothing) 

9. To be, or not to be: that is the question. (Hamlet)

10. All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. (As You Like it) 

You might also like to watch this old video showing some of the cast from Corrie and Emmerdale recite one of Shakespeare's sonnets.

See also: Mad Men meet Weatherfield
See also: Tales of the City, from Barbaray Lane to Coronation Street
See also: The Sopranos v Coronation StreetSee also: Coronation Street meets Game of Thrones

Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street - official ITV tribute to a soap icon. Available here.

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