I've loved Shakespeare from the moment I cracked Romeo and Juliet open (along with Julius Caesar, I read both at the same time.) From there I was sucked in to all the comedies and many of the dramas. There is plenty of Royalty and Princes in Shakespeare's plays, but if I had to choose a favorite in each category, they would be:
"To be, or not to be: that is the question." - Hamlet
Much Ado About Nothing
BEATRICE Indeed, my lord, he lent it me awhile; and I gave him use for it, a double heart for his single one: marry, once before he won it of me with false dice, therefore your grace may well say I have lost it.
DON PEDRO You have put him down, lady, you have put him down.
BEATRICE So I would not he should do me, my lord, lest I should prove the mother of fools.
Hamlet especially has had numerous adaptations to film, but thankfully most were worth watching. :)
SO for today's princes I'm showcasing a few of Hollywood's versions.
|Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet|
|Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet as Hamlet and Ophelia|
|Mel Gibson as Hamlet|
|Mel Gibson and Helena Bonham Carter as Hamlet and Ophelia|
|Denzel Washington as Don Pedro, Prince of Arragon in Much Ado About Nothing|
|Denzel Washington and Robert Sean Leonard as Don Pedro and Count Claudio|
|Keanu Reeves as Don John in Much Ado About Nothing|
|L-R: Don John, Don Pedro, Beatrice, Benedick, Hero and Claudio of Much Ado About Nothing|
Thanks again for being a part of this weeks activities, I hope you had as much fun as I did. And for those still waiting, take Kianna's advice and be patient, Someday Your Prince Will Come. :)