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i don’t know why i never thought to do this before but um

hey what are some good romeo and juliet blogs for me to follow

Hey!! So since this was in the romeo es julia tag as well as romeo et juliette, I’m going to go ahead and introduce you to drcalvin, carmarthenfan, privatesnarker, and apfelstrudelz - fic and art. More focused on the French production are spookydraws, vampiretybalt, and nevermore191. For more Shakespeare overlap, there’s evil-bones-mccoy (or her sideblog eighttwotwopointthreethree) and shakesankle!

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Much Ado About Nothing
Vietnam War AU

Launching off of seeing the RSC’s WWI centered LLL/LLW plays this past week, I got to thinking about other ways to stage Much Ado, and I think I’ve hit on an interesting one.

The war they came back from (no one will say anyone won it)? Vietnam. Circa, oh, summer of 1969 if you want to, or thereabouts. Beatrice and Benedick were high school sweethearts until she got political just about the time that his draft letter got pulled, and he dropped out of college to join up. Claudio is one of the guys he meets while over there, and they all end up, say, at a lake-house/camp in upstate New York?

Beatrice went full-bore hippie. Hero would like to eventually go live in a city and trends Mod. Leonato doesn’t know what to do with his niece, really, which is a vibe I get from every production ever.

The RSC did an interesting thing where they gave Don John WWI-based injuries (he was on crutches), and I’d be interested to see what happens if you play with some vietnam ptsd or physical injury.

dogberry and verges, two guys who really wanted to sign up but couldn’t because of flat feet and poor health. the honest soldiers flinch whenever they see them.

and it would make ben’s allegiance to bea after the wedding even more fraught, because these are guys who not bonded on the battlefield but had to stand up for one another when they got home. ughhh, and what if some of leonato’s crowd weren’t all rah-rah troops are home! at the beginning - or at the wedding when claudio gets just a bit too violent and the crowd closes ranks on him, don p and j. this is the most painful muchado ever.

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rubeus remus potter not albus severus

can you imagine hagrid’s reaction?? he would be so so so happy and honoured, little rubeus would be getting rock cakes all the time. hagrid buys him his first owl to keep with tradition. hagrid tells him stories about all his dangerous animals and rubeus potter loves it. he gets nicknamed ‘ru’

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Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times?” Mo had said…”As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells…and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower…both strange and familiar.
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