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The Complete Works of Shakespeare, As Read By Yoda

Be to or not be to; the question that is.
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Yoda, the venerable Muppet-cum-Jedi Master featured in the Star Wars films, is known for his method of warping English grammar and rearranging words within sentences.

So is the Bard.

It seems logical that they should be combined. If Yoda read aloud the scrambled phrasing of Shakespeare, maybe it would more closely resemble modern English in sentence structure. Perhaps more likely is the chance that it'll just sound even more garbled and incomprehensible. That makes it the perfect pretentious audiobook for making yourself feel more intelligent. Thus: The Complete Works of Shakespeare, As Read By Yoda. May the farce be with you.

DrWorm, Dec 04 2010

Yoda Poetry Yoda_20Poetry
enjoy [bungston, Dec 04 2010]

http://prestwickhou...helps-students.html “The castle of Macduff I will surprise.” [jutta, Dec 04 2010]

Wikipedia: Anastrophe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastrophe
Yoda's favorite rhetorical figure. [jutta, Dec 04 2010]

Modern English http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Modern_english
Shakespeare's works _are_ in modern English. [spidermother, Dec 04 2010]

taH pagh taHbe' http://www.youtube....watch?v=CiRMGYQfXrs
[Dub, Dec 04 2010]

Convert English to Yoda-Speak Gadget http://www.google.c...vice/yodagoogle.xml
[Dub, Dec 04 2010]

Teach you I must. Learn you shall. http://prestwickhou...helps-students.html
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Dec 05 2010]

The Complete works of William Shakespeare on-line. http://shakespeare.mit.edu/
Tuck in, you must. [DrBob, Dec 06 2010]


       Full fathom five Darth Vader lies;
Of his bones are metal made;
Those are screens that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a side-change
Into something dark and strange.
baconbrain, Dec 04 2010

       That's the idea.
DrWorm, Dec 04 2010

       Is Yoda's speech OVS?
nineteenthly, Dec 04 2010

       It's not the language difference which makes Shakespeare hard to follow, and it is in any case trivial.
nineteenthly, Dec 04 2010

       Best in the original Klingon
Dub, Dec 04 2010

       [bigsleep], {Golf clap} just beautiful!
Dub, Dec 04 2010

       //"What light through yonder window breaks." //   

       What, precisely, is difficult to understand about that (apart from the fact that it's missing a question mark)?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 04 2010

       I admit that I'm exaggerating the difficulty of understanding Shakespeare. In fact, I quite enjoy reading his works. I just like that both he and Yoda are zealous users of anastrophe (thanks for the link, [jutta]). And trust me, not everyone is as adept as we halfbakers are at deciphering poetic grammar.
DrWorm, Dec 04 2010

       Yay for sooth. Shakespeare, as thine words reacheth from beyond the ages and drape glittering upon our hollow souls, you truely were the Justin Beeber of your day. [+]
doctorremulac3, Dec 04 2010


       "Hear that ? That's Will S. spinning in his grave ..."
8th of 7, Dec 05 2010

       This is brilliant. [+] (edit: Brilliant, this is. Thanks [8th]...)
Grogster, Dec 05 2010

       Pronounced, "Brilliant, this is", {Grogs]
8th of 7, Dec 05 2010

       To halfbake, or to halfbake not--that, the question is.
Whether, in the mind to suffer, nobler 'tis
The bones and buns of fortune outrageous
Or annotations to make a sea of troubles against
And,by opposing, them end. To post, to sleep--
No more--and by a post to end, say we,
The heartache, and the thousand shocks natural
That heir to is flesh. A consummation it is,
Wished devoutly to be.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 06 2010

       A man there was, once, from Nantucket
Whose dick so long was suck it he could.
And with a grin said he
As his chin he wiped off ,
"If a cunt, my ear was, I could fuck it."
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 06 2010

       [+] hah!!
sp: spinneth in his grave
xandram, Dec 06 2010

       sp: in his grave spinneth
baconbrain, Dec 06 2010

       His grave, spinneth he therein.
pocmloc, Dec 06 2010

       Was Yoda Jewish already?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 06 2010

       Actually, how about Yoda-dubbed porn?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 06 2010

       You'll be wanting to look at the 'Jenna Loves Gollum' idea, I think, Max. Or perhaps not.
DrBob, Dec 06 2010

       If Shakespeare were alive today he'd be spinning in his grave.
doctorremulac3, Dec 06 2010

       Eh tu, Yoda?
Newshound, Dec 11 2010


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