megaparsecs:

A reminder for today that supporting the idea that Oxford or Sir Francis Bacon or whoever wrote Shakespeare’s works is inherently classist and undermines the very essence of what makes Shakespeare great: the universality of his writing.

Shakespeare didn’t write to impress academics or to become reknown in literary circles, he wrote because he loved it and he loved acting and the theater, because he liked showing people up and he liked getting paid.

Shakespeare wrote a lot of plays where the main characters are noble, yes, but he wrote actors too — and teenage kids and poor grad students and nurses. His nobles aren’t memorable because they are grand but because anyone can relate to them, Hamlet’s not special to us because he’s a prince but because many of us can see our struggles in his thoughts and actions.

Do not let Oxfordians or Baconians take away what is special about Shakespeare: that he was an ordinary man writing plays not just for nobles or kings, for landowners or the highly educated elite but for ordinary people — for apprentices and butchers and merchant’s wives and maids. His company performed at court, but they also performed at the Globe, where you could get in for a penny if you didn’t mind standing in a crowd.

The Authorship Question isn’t really about discovering “who really wrote Shakespeare,” it’s about elitists being upset and confused and angry because the greatest works in the English language were written by the son of a well-off tradesman who never went to college. 

basedpidgeot:

50s-dad:

fivehundredrevolutions:

A handy guide to some of the terrible things the Mail has printed since 1924.

This barely scratches the surface, though, I find it hard to believe they didn’t do anything terrible between 1956 and 1984.

and yet people still use it as a source

leftists from outside the UK still use it as a source

you all need to stop using the Daily Mail as a source FOREVER. Do not reblog, do not link, do not go to their site because they profit off ad traffic, and tell anybody you see doing any of these to immediately and permanently stop. We can’t run them into the ground but we can at least put a little dent in their profits and we can at least stop legitimising their bile by giving them anything other than negative attention.

yeah even when linking to an article on something trivial like a puppy riding a tricycle, it’s always better to find a different source because getting people to click that link gives them advertising revenue. 

also if you need any more convincing, the founder of the Daily Mail and general trust was an active supporter of the Nazi party, and he used his newspapers to try and influence people to advocate an alliance with Germany

bryanstars:

if you say your hair has never annoyed you to the point of wanting to shave your head you’re lying
mediumaevum:

Hamlet, Quarto 1 (Halliwell-Phillipps)
Romeo and Juliet, Quarto 2 (George III)
You can view these famous editions (and many more) in their facsimile edition here.
mediumaevum:

Hamlet, Quarto 1 (Halliwell-Phillipps)
Romeo and Juliet, Quarto 2 (George III)
You can view these famous editions (and many more) in their facsimile edition here.

mediumaevum:

Hamlet, Quarto 1 (Halliwell-Phillipps)

Romeo and Juliet, Quarto 2 (George III)

You can view these famous editions (and many more) in their facsimile edition here.

notxam:

this is the music video for “Happy” without any background music and it might be the best thing i’ve ever seen

yrmaw:

harrysgettinhead:

british people are so fucking cute

they called christmas lights ‘fairy lights’

they called sweaters ‘jumpers’

sneakers are ‘trainers’

they say ‘you alright/you ok’ instead of ‘how are you’

i quit

fuck off you condescending twat

whalebiology:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

107422:

this is a goddamn national travesty

FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t care if you like Benedict Cumberbatch or not, but I need EVERYONE READING THIS to click on this link, scroll down to laverne cox (or just ctrl+f her name) and click YES on her voting!!!!! it’ll make you sign in with either facebook or twitter, but it is instant one-click signing in, and they don’t post anything on your profile. it’s just for verification purposes so 4chan doesn’t fix the voting again like they did a few years ago.
DO IT!!!!!
Don’t make an excuse. It’ll take like thirty seconds. Just do it.

what it’s at now:


this is pretty cool! just because the tides have turned in her favor doesn’t mean you should still go vote for her though. have at it!
whalebiology:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

107422:

this is a goddamn national travesty

FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t care if you like Benedict Cumberbatch or not, but I need EVERYONE READING THIS to click on this link, scroll down to laverne cox (or just ctrl+f her name) and click YES on her voting!!!!! it’ll make you sign in with either facebook or twitter, but it is instant one-click signing in, and they don’t post anything on your profile. it’s just for verification purposes so 4chan doesn’t fix the voting again like they did a few years ago.
DO IT!!!!!
Don’t make an excuse. It’ll take like thirty seconds. Just do it.

what it’s at now:


this is pretty cool! just because the tides have turned in her favor doesn’t mean you should still go vote for her though. have at it!

whalebiology:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

107422:

this is a goddamn national travesty

FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t care if you like Benedict Cumberbatch or not, but I need EVERYONE READING THIS to click on this link, scroll down to laverne cox (or just ctrl+f her name) and click YES on her voting!!!!! it’ll make you sign in with either facebook or twitter, but it is instant one-click signing in, and they don’t post anything on your profile. it’s just for verification purposes so 4chan doesn’t fix the voting again like they did a few years ago.

DO IT!!!!!

Don’t make an excuse. It’ll take like thirty seconds. Just do it.

what it’s at now:

this is pretty cool! just because the tides have turned in her favor doesn’t mean you should still go vote for her though. have at it!