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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Shakespeare's most famous lines translated into everyday English

Four hundred years after he rested his quill for the last time, the words and works of William Shakespeare continue to inspire performers and creators.~
Read through some passages of the playwright's most famous scenes and find out what he meant in contemporary English with the help of QUT's head of creative writing and literary studies, Glen Thomas — the actual meanings might surprise you.

Romeo & Juliet

GIF: Romeo and Juliet in the 1996 Baz Luhrmann film adaptation

Hamlet

Merchant of Venice

PORTIA: Then must the Jew be merciful.

Macbeth

Much Ado About Nothing