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message 1: by Manny (new)

Manny *Applause!!!* One of your best ones!

message 2: by El (new)

El Classic review. My favorite part is definitely "*Magicsmash*". Very good!

message 3: by Monsieurboule (new)

Monsieurboule In the presence of genius...not him (well, him too...) but you. This was great and beyond.

message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul Ahh, Maddy... what would I do without you? This is one of your best "abridged" reviews yet! Also probably because the Tempest holds a special place in my heart for a number of reasons, I found myself very interested in this one.

Favorite parts that had me laughing my ass off were: Disney-esque "Bibbity bobbity boo", "I hit the fucking jackpot", and without a doubt, because it is SO true... the best was where the Historians and English Majors speak. We DID get that speech-speculation-hypothesis-endless debate in our 142B Shakespeare class.

BTW, I don't know if you have or not (can't recall right at this moment) but if you haven't, are you ever going to do Titus Andronicus?

message 5: by Madeline (new)

Madeline Thank you, Paul! (and everyone else for their praise) I was actually worried that this one wasn't my best because I've been swamped with homework lately and was afraid my stress would affect the funny. But apparently not.

And Titus Andronicus is perfect parody material. As soon as I have time, I promise.

message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

i want a *magicsmash*!! every ariel should have one, i think.

message 7: by MikeS (new)

MikeS Very funny! :-)

message 8: by Ayla (new)

Ayla Ha! Tell it like it is :)

message 9: by EeeJay (new)

EeeJay FERDINAND: Oh man, I hit the fucking jackpot.

HILARIOUS!!! My kinda review!!!!

message 10: by Karen (new)

Karen Wang lmfao.

message 11: by Nicole (new)

Nicole <3 <3

message 12: by Jillian (new)

Jillian hahaha. Nicely done.

message 13: by Jessica (new)

Jessica i love it! haha AMAZING! u r wat i call a genius

message 14: by Zacaro (new)

Zacaro Caro These abridged reviews crack me up.

message 15: by Chris (new)

Chris Thanks, that really helped me decipher wtf I just read. I'm forcing myself to read Shakespeare just because I want to be able to answer questions about it when I watch Jeopardy.

message 16: by Benja (new)

Benja Yes, it's very funny you didn't get it.

message 17: by Madeline (last edited Jan 02, 2014 09:33PM) (new)

Madeline It must be exhausting to be so superior to everyone - bless you for finding the patience and strength to leave that comment. Truly sir, you are doing God's work.

message 18: by Jennie (new)

Jennie So accurate it hurts.

message 19: by Md (last edited May 03, 2014 04:04PM) (new)

Md Asif That's fucking entertaining!

message 20: by Joni (new)

Joni Willis-varble Benjamin you're an ass!

message 21: by Lolo (new)

Lolo That was just about the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Thanks for the laugh

message 22: by Lolo (new)

Lolo That was just about the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Thanks for the laugh

message 23: by Vane (new)


So true!! Love your abriged versions of Shakespeare's plays, btw.

message 24: by Robin M (new)

Robin M Koppensteiner Finding this right after reading the (German translation of the) original just as unexpectedly, I had to brace myself, not to roll on the floor from laughing.
Well played!

message 25: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Davies This actually helped me understand the Caliban/Trinculo etc section so thanks!

message 26: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Davies This actually helped me understand the Caliban/Trinculo etc section so thanks!

message 27: by Matthias (new)

Matthias Hilarious!

message 28: by Gabe (new)

Gabe Welp Absolutely hilarious

message 29: by Nolan (new)

Nolan Flavin While the beginning smells of expedition, at least Shakespeare didn't force it. Part of what make it so great is it DOES give exposition, but in doing so also establishes Miranda's conflict of ignorance. In other words, the exposition, while expositiony to the extreme, is also non-omitable—the lines of exposition are an integral part of the conflict.

message 30: by الحمد (new)

الحمد الله شكرا لك علي هده القصة الرائعه ويأتي شكسبير انتا بالفعل كاتب رائع دا مخيلة كبيرة جدا

message 31: by Brenna (new)

Brenna Best. Review. Ever.

message 32: by Cayleigh (new)

Cayleigh Stickler As a former scholar of Shakespeare, I approve this review! I laughed the whole time. *runs to check if you've reviewed any other Shakespearean play*

message 33: by Amalie (new)

Amalie Absolutely hilarious and true!

message 34: by Kayra (new)

Kayra "hey, I'm the king's son and you're fucking hot" laughed so much at this one

message 35: by Aseel (new)

Aseel Omg this is the greatest explanation ever!!

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