Shakespeare 400

Today is the 400th death anniversary of one of the UK’s most formidable and influential playwrights, William Shakespeare, who died at the age of 52 on the 23rd April 1616. One of my more enduring memories of studying Shakespeare’s plays was playing a guard in a school drama production of Macbeth.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question” (Hamlet)

Credits: Tumblr via Giphy

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 76

 

A socio-cultural commentary on ‘Brainwashed America’, and the implication of mass media in that brainwashing. Some interesting points raised here, not just about one country, but popular society generally.

GIF: BRAINWASHED AMERICA                                                                                          DATE: 16/02/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

The Greek goddess of e-mail

 

If the ancient Greeks (Hellenes) were alive today, and witnessed our technological advances, would they soon have a legend of the goddess of e-mail.

What would be her name?

@phrodite….@rtemis….@thena..or maybe Ilektroniki Diefthynsi (Greek for ’email’)

This GIF was originally featured on the post “Sevilla” by Spanish blogger Superduque

Credits: Superduque, Greek-Gods.info, word hippo

Bengali princess – Hridoy Khan video gif

hindu-o

 

A beautiful Bengali wife applies sindoor (powder symbolising marriage) to her hair as she lovingly awaits her husband’s arrival.

This GIF was taken from a music video from Bangladesh. The song is called “Ki Jala Dia Gela More”, sung by Hridoy Khan and video directed by Ripon Khan. It stars Arju and Sara.

Credits: piash07 and Gifsoup, via Ripon Khan and YouTube