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BBC edits Shakespeare…to “fit modern times”

Sometimes we deserve everything we get. You know, the sexism, the idiocy, the daddy issues, the privileged, insufferable idiots who thinks they know better than the rest of us, so they can sit in a high table and judge what’s better for the rest, because of course they know best.

If you’re not aware, here’s something to spoil your weekend. The BBC decided, they will edit Shakespeare, rewrite Midsummer Night’s Dream, scrap a portion where Helena threatens suicide over her love for Demetrius, because it might “hurt” young women.

Oh poor woebegone young women! How naive they are!

Other than the fact that it is infantalising to imagine, women are not capable of thinking for themselves, or understanding what they should note from a classic play, let’s see what the director has to say.

“I don’t care what Shakespeare was thinking, I don’t care, it is my name on it. It was standard in 1590 for a woman in a love story to say that I am about to kill myself. It is not standard now.

“I am deliberately hoping to get young girls watching. I will not transmit lines in which women are so much in love that they are threatening to commit suicide.”

What an insufferable, privileged, infuriating, raging narcissist! THIS is not about you, you utter imbecile!

“2016 I’m not having lovelorn women say they’ll kill themselves. I’m not putting that on BBC One, I absolutely refuse.”

Right…because some people stopped committing suicide, or some people stopped being lovelorn. How idiotic is this, when people can watch BDSM at the click of the mouse, but have to edit Shakespeare, because it’s “OH SO DANGEROUSLY INFLUENTIAL FOR YOUNG WOMEN!”

Let’s carry on.

Emma Rice, the artistic director at Shakespeare’s Globe, has confessed that she tries to condense as much as she can. In her current production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream she has changed Helena’s gender and told The Times that the romance with Demetrius made more sense to her if it was a homosexual one.

Of course. 

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“The Russians Are Coming!”

Relax…Russians are not invading the Baltic states anytime soon. As you know, BBC docu and the recent RAND Corp report both states Russia will win a war with NATO, without mentioning why on Earth would Russia want to even fight a war with NATO…so I read the report, so that you don’t have to.

Here’s my response, from a Neo-Realist perspective.

You’re welcome.

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