Terminator 2 Using Only Lines from Shakespeare



Husky Jackal Theater of Nashville proposes to put on a stage production of Terminator 2, using a script composed entirely of lines borrowed from the collected works of William Shakespeare:

We adhered to strict guidelines regarding the usage of Shakespeare’s works. Each line and phrase is taken directly from folios printed by or before 1685, and many extended sections of dialogue are composed of individual lines from separate works. Only proper nouns and pronouns were subject to change, as dictated by the plot. In these instances, all proper nouns are supplanted only by other proper nouns, and all pronouns by other pronouns. In some cases, corresponding verb tenses are modified. These practices enabled us to accurately retell the story of Terminator 2: Judgment Day while remaining true to the words of Shakespeare in form (if less so in intent).


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Previously: What if The Big Lebowski Had Been Written by William Shakespeare

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Dang, my favorite lines from Shakespeare's As You Like It is not there.

"All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."
(Act II, Scene 7)

"All the world's indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another's audience outisde the gilded cage."
(Limelight by Rush)

"Somebody said all the world is a stage
and each of us is a player
that's what I've been trying to tell you"
(The Greatest Man That Ever Lived by Weezer)
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