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Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad



In Baghdad, a performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet - where the Montagues and Capulets are Shiite and Sunni and there are references to Blackwater, Iran and the US reconstruction debacles - has heralded the return of serious arts culture to Iraq.

The cast and crew are currently performing their version of the classic in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

#oh my god #this is perfection  #this is so so beautiful #this is why i love shakespeare #this is it #this is why i love stories #everything #feelings #stories growing and adapting and evolving with time and history and people #and near-univerally known stories being used to tell untold stories #or rather stories that are told but which people don’t want to hear #except in a vessel like this they will maybe hear #and #i can’t even #stories and the power of good omg i am not even using that phrase ironically #weeps into keyboard #iraq #romeo and juliet stories

Welp. This sounds perfect.

(via annaverity)


arteffect replied to your post: Wouldn’t it be cool if Shakespeare wasn’t…

reminds me i can’t wait to see Anonymous

NO. No, no, no, no, no!

In all seriousness, don’t encourage these faux scholars with your money. Their unfounded ideas about Shakespeare not writing Shakespeare are based on classism and elitism, not to mention the fact that they willfully ignore the facts that contravene the validity of their “theories.”

I hate it.

I hate it so much.

(Source: annaverity)