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If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On!

The L.A. Times' Culture Monster just made one hell of a discovery: a Shakespearean troupe that sets all their metal.

Be still, my Brit lit lovin' heart. I always knew Shakespeare was Metal. After all, the Bard did whatever he wanted, used iambic pentameter better than anyone else (ever!) and did it all looking awesome in man-tights. His plays are wickedly funny, insightful to the human condition - and amazingly applicable to the world around us even today. He writes about witches and brooding princes, moors and ungrateful daughters. There is love and lust, intrigue and music.

The Metal Shakespeare Company of Portland, Oregon owns you. Just watch the video below for proof. The Company performs scenes from "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth" and "Measure for Measure." The band writes their own tunes to match the essence of Shakespeare. The band, er, Company does tour. Check their Myspace page for dates! (If you pay close attention to the Myspace page, you'll notice the Company lists Dio, Iron Maiden and Manowar.

Reader Comments (3)

I personally think the bard is over rated, but that could be from being forced to do Romeo & Juliet three years in a row. This, on the other hand, is awesome.
July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
One of the more surreal things i've seen in my lifetime, and i've seen some pretty odd stuff.
July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Would have been a lot easier to get through High School with this version.
July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJB

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