Monday, June 8, 2009

Shakespeare's Pants

I'm reading a little book called Stop in the Name of Pants and there's a Romeo and Juliet Pants reference, and so, in honor of everyone's favorite Pants Superstar, Alejna, I give you the sort of thing that keeps me awake at night:

Shakespeare's Pants

What PANTS through yonder window breaks?
-Romeo and Juliet

How low am I, thou painted maypole? speak;
How low am I? I am not yet so low
But that my nails can reach unto thine PANTS.
-A Midsummer Night's Dream

To PANTS or not to PANTS, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The PANTS and KNICKERS of outrageous fortune,
Or to take LEGS against a sea of troubles,

Out, damned PANTS! out, I say

Once more unto the PANTS, dear friends, once more
-Henry V

All the world is PANTS
-As You Like It

If PANTS be the food of love, WEAR on
-Twelfth Night

If you PANTS us do we not BLUSH?
-Merchant of Venice

Lord, what PANTS these mortals be!
-A Midsummer Night's Dream

Two PANTS both alike in dignity
-Romeo and Juliet

Ay, now am I in PANTS; the more fool I
-As You Like It

-Richard III

Et tu, PANTS?
-Julius Caesar

If we PANTS have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended
-A Midsummer Night's Dream

What are your favorite Shakespearean Pants?

(by the way, in England pants are not the things that cover your legs, but rather, your underwear)


Ms. N said...

"Tell me where is fancy PANTS..."
-Merchant of Venice

Mad said...

"Two pants both alike in dignity" is a polished masterpiece.

Well you know I couldn't resist this carrot once you had dangled it. Here are my humble submissions:

Hey ho for SOME PANTS.
--Much Ado About PANTS

It is a tale, told by an idiot signifying PANTS.

No, no, no PANTS!
Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have PANTS,
And thou no PANTS at all?
King Lear

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, I SO want to play, but I am brain. dead.

You know how much I loved this post!

Cold Spaghetti said...

Aye, you had me at Henry V.

I was waiting for Lear: Nothing comes of pants.

And Shrew: There's small choice in rotten pants. (And maybe something here about plain pants and bonny pants and sometimes pants the curst?)

Boy, this is endless, isn't it???

imbeingheldhostage said...

Mad's King Lear-- that's hilarious! I wish my brain worked.

alejna said...

Oh, thank you for the pants. My own pants have been falling down, so it is very kind of you to hell me pull them back up.

There are more pants in heaven and earth, Painted,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Kyla said...


I love this.

Woman in a Window said...

SOME PANTS, SOME PANTS, my kingdom for SOME PANTS! That's just too outrageous! Love 'em all.

Magpie said...

O brave new pants...

It's like Alejna's got a sister.