Stupid teenage girls. I know there are at least a few that are actually going for the piece itself, but this just makes me angry. I have always had a very deep love for literature what with having two authors in the family, and I find the antics insulting. It shouldn’t matter who is playing who or what for that matter. I can’t say too much about stupid teenage girls since I’m nineteen, but I’ve grown up and am in my second year of college. So for that, fuck off. Now I’m in a bad mood because of this shit. Okay, RANT OVER. 😡😤😒
No need to complain about Cumberbatch’s fanbase buying Hamlet tickets.
a) Same as with the demographics of Tumblr in general, it probably would surprise you how many of Cumberbatch’s followers are in the 30 to 60 years’ range [ just for example : myself - I am 50 years old ].
b) Many have sat in the audience of Shakespeare theatre productions before. Having an appreciation for Shakespeare and having an appreciation for the acting craft of Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch are not mutually exclusive.
c) When Sir Laurence Olivier played Hamlet, or when Sir Derek Jacobi played Hamlet, a major part of their audiences had come to see those actors in that role, and not just any Hamlet. Why should it be any different with Benedict Cumberbatch, who has years of experience as a theatre actor under his belt ?
d) Regardless of the motivation behind coming, horizons get expanded, and maybe even new interests will get awakened …
e) Even newcomers to the theatre seats can learn theatre etiquette, I daresay most of them possess a natural reticience and politeness anyway.
It’s always nice for this 40+ year old to be referred to as a teenager. You guarantee? Really? Piss off Kimberley Percy Clark whoever the fuck you are. Generalizations such as yours are what’s disgusting.
Mwahahahahahahaha!! 47 here.
God forbid that young people go to the theatre and get their first Shakespeare experience because of their favourite actor.
And God forbid it might inspire some of them to look into more of Shakespeare’s work.
Right now, the only immature person here, is Kimberly, and her need to feel like a superior Shakespeare fan.
Yeah, I’m 28. Hardly a teen. And guess what - when I WAS a teen, I had the utmost respect for live theater, as I do now. In fact, I was in the theater department in high school as a student director, an actor, and in the stagecraft department. I saw my first Broadway show at 16. I saw my first live play at 12.
So, in short:
1) You can be a fan of a star in popular culture as an adult.
2) You can be a teenager who respects the theater and Shakespeare.
You know, people come to culture through all forms. I grew up on Disney’s “Silly Symphonies” animations (my grandmum had a tape of them I loved) and I wanted to learn how to play the songs myself so I went on to study piano and organ - and became a quasi-professional musician. Not famous or anything, but enough to get paid gigs as a concert musician and accompanist. Don’t knock it.
FUCK THIS NOISE. THIS MAKES ME HULK. And, I am 44.
Benedict in “The Imitation Game” UK Teaser Trailer (x)
Benedict as Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game”
Reblog if you are a Cumberbabe, Cumberbitch, member of the Cumbercollective etc.
I am a Cumberlady, thank you very much.
Im a cucumber and a cumberbitch
It’s just time for another Cumbersmoke photoset of sex…
I remember seeing some Robert Downey Jr pin up manips. So I wanted to try Benedict ones. I was having so much fun. Images from (X)
Benedict Cumberbatch’s films 2011-2013 (inspired by x)