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09:13 AM on 02/06/12 
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I'm taking a course called Shakespeare and the Modern Era this semester and one of the things I'm required to do for this class is draw a parallel, or find Shakespeare references in modern, every day things.

Instantly the thing that stuck me at first was Frank Turner's song "Substitute" which references Twelfth Night when he sings

" And if Music was the food of love, then I'd be a fat romantic slob"

However, I need more than one example to make my case--

So while I keep brainstorming, if any of you can think of anything I'd greatly appreciate it.
03:50 PM on 02/10/12 
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The Receiving End of Sirens - ...Then I Defy You, Stars
hope this kind of what you're looking for
04:12 PM on 02/10/12 
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04:28 PM on 02/10/12 
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Whole bunch here;

http://music.blurtit.com/q835298.html

http://shakespeare.blurtit.com/q309194.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...2194040AAYhujx

http://bard365.wordpress.com/2010/08...ngs-number-10/
11:11 PM on 02/11/12 
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11:32 AM on 02/12/12 
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I feel like I know a few, but i can't think of any now.
05:55 PM on 02/29/12 
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Good job. thanks
01:32 PM on 05/29/12 
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Mumford & Sons use Shakespeare pretty frequently. That I can think of, Roll Away Your Stone features 'Stars hide your fires' from Macbeth. I'd check some other tracks by them too.
02:33 PM on 05/29/12 
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The Receiving End of Sirens - ...Then I Defy You, Stars
hope this kind of what you're looking for

Yep! (my username teehee)

Most of that album revolves around Romeo & Juliet references

"Your fingers are star-crossed lovers that can't seem to get enough of each other." in Venona for example, as well as "Blur your eyes and bend the lines, do you like what you see? Oh Romeo" is also in Venona.

(I have the iTunes deluxe version XD)
03:06 PM on 05/29/12 
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06:17 PM on 06/19/12 
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Yep! (my username teehee)

Most of that album revolves around Romeo & Juliet references


I was going to say, most of the album has heavy Shakespearian references.
11:25 AM on 06/30/12 
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chiodos reference shakespeare pretty frequently in their first album. might wanna check this out. -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All%27s...iodo s_album)

this one's a little subtler, but in the OutKast song 'ATLiens' there's a line that goes "the world's a stage and everybody's gotta play their part," which i'm pretty sure is almost a direct quote from Shakespeare. http://rapgenius.com/Outkast-atliens-lyrics#note-37879

you could prob find loads of Shakespeare parallels in like, modern movies and television btw. since the dude came early and essentially laid the foundation for a lot of western plotlines and story structures, i'm sure there would be say, traces of Romeo And Juliet in 90% of any romance movie out there. Or like, you could draw comparisons between Macbeth and any book or film revolving around corruption or self destruction. but that's just my take on it.

Good luck with the paper =]
03:55 PM on 07/10/12 
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This is a beautiful thread
09:08 AM on 07/19/12 
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This is a beautiful thread

It ended up really helping me out with my paper. haha
09:35 PM on 08/28/12 
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silverstein - your sword vs my dagger

http://www.plyrics.com/lyrics/silver...smydagger.html

pretty much the whole song is romeo and juliet the say "Inevitable, Verona lives inside of you"

verona is the city romeo and juliet takes place in



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