"So let me get this straight. You, an American whose career highlights consisted mainly of appearing on Saturday Night Live, decide in the wake of the apocalypse to lead a touring Shakespeare company across the ruins of England."
"Oh, I know. Heck, I said as much to Rebecca when she suggested it. I said, 'You could fill two Internets with what I don’t know about directing Shakespeare.' And she said, 'Ted, the Internet doesn’t exist any more.'"
Trent Crimm meets Ted Lasso by chance at a Shakespeare play. Five years and the end of the world later, they meet again at another. A Station Eleven post-apocalyptic theatre AU.
Now back from a year’s hiatus thanks to the return of S3! with chapter five: what country, friends, is this?
Celebrate William Wednesdays at the Sutro Library, the California State Library's one and only San Francisco branch, for the 400th anniversary of the First Folio! You can see the First Folio in person every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm!
oh, i would love to hear more about the merlin caesar au, that sounds...interesting? honestly, i have no clue what to imagine for this
and most importantly, does it involve stabbing?
Aaahh you absolutely picked my favourite of them all! It was a fleeting idea that came to me two weeks ago (on the ides of march lol) and I wrote it down here pretending I'm a normal human being.
Turns out I'm not. It's an insane idea, and I developed it into an even more insane one.
And YES, of course it involves stabbing.
“I am in debt to you, Merlin, but I will not pay it with forgiveness.”
“You repay me with pain, Arthur— that’s all I've ever known from you.”
“There is no knight who loves Arthur more than I do. I have borne witness to every part of his life, Merlin, and I'm telling you; what he is doing will lead to nothing but destruction. And I cannot love Arthur more than I love his Camelot.”
Is this line based on “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.”? Is the whole fic basically a culmination of my Shakespearean studies? A grand piece of so much love and betrayal? We'll never know.
maybe i'm just a grumpy english major but i feel like a lot of the "lol people think shakespeare is pretentious but actually his plays are just dick jokes and swordfighting" posting can verge into "lol what if the curtains are just blue" territory. yes shakespeare plays are full of those things AND they are also profound and complex and thematically rich. people spend their careers analyzing them for a reason, actually. it's not just dick jokes all the way down. and sometimes people spend their careers analyzing the dick jokes. stop trying to pick one side of the dichotomy between high and low culture. it's both. it can be both.