50 Famous Lines of #Tweetspeare

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Last week, our William Shakespeare Historical Tweet got the Twittersphere a-thinking about great lines of Shakespeare, retold in 140 characters as #Tweetspeare.

willygHere are 50 lines from @WillyShakes’ famous plays contributed by HT fans. Leave your comments about which line belongs to which play, and, perchance, dream up some more!

  1. @historicaltweet: @Romeo, O @Romeo, why is your username @Romeo?
  2. @jpker: To Tweet or not to Tweet, that is the question.
  3. @truejedi: Shall I compare tweet to a summer’s day?
  4. @briancormier: Get thee to a tweetery!
  5. @roboaaron: Friends, Romans, Tweeps, lend me your ears; I come to bury @Caesar, not to @reply him.
  6. @writeordie: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty tweet from tweet to tweet.
  7. @smrtmnky: Check your phone! Just got a tweet that @Rosencrantz & @Guildenstern are dead!!
  8. @Anastasialadiab: My lord, I have tweets of yours that I have longed long to retweet. I pray you, now receive them.
  9. @smrtmnky: To dream perchance to tweet. Ah! There’s the URL!
  10. @janeaustenworld: All the world’s a-twitter. And all the men and women merely twittering tweets.
  11. @jdbridgman: Once more unto the Twittersphere, dear friends, once more.
  12. @katedjones: Full of scorpions are my tweets, dear wife.
  13. @histfon: The lady doth tweet too much, methinks.
  14. @dancentheaisles: Tweet havoc, and let slip the RTs of war!
  15. @LaLaGiDeoN: I have wasted tweets, and now doth tweets waste me.
  16. @jdbridgman: Once more unto the Twittersphere, dear friends, once more.
  17. @funkwurm: That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as tweet.
  18. @Soccer_Mum: Alas, poor @Yorick! I knew him, @Horatio, a fellow of infinite tweets, of most excellent @replies.
  19. @MLx: Out! Out damn bot!
  20. @Anastasialadiab: Tweet me, Kate!
  21. @Anastasialadiab: He that hath a Twitter account is more than a youth, and he that hath no Twitter account is less than a man.
  22. @Anastasialadiab: Tweet low if you tweet love.
  23. @Anastasialadiab: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever / One tweet in sea and one on shore, To one tweet constant never
  24. @Anastasialadiab: A wicked tweet this way comes.
  25. @AnthonyBialy: A tweet, a tweet! My kingdom for a tweet!

25 more Tweetspeare lines after the jump…
   

Alas, poor @Yorick!

  1. @tom_burkdall: Nothing can come of nothing: tweet again.
  2. @Anrky: That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as tweet.
  3. @Anrky: When shall we three tweetup again / In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
  4. @DWhitti: Say @Brutus, you too man? I thought we were tweeps.
  5. @janeaustenworld: This above all: to thine own tweet be true.
  6. @janeaustenworld: The course of true love never did tweet smooth.
  7. @anaheart: All that Twitters is not gold.
  8. @anaheart: My tweets fly up, my DMs remain below.
  9. @anaheart: Is this a tweet which I see before me.
  10. @anaheart: One that tweeted not wisely but too well…
  11. @janeaustenworld: Brevity is the soul of twit.
  12. @janeaustenworld: We are such stuff as dreams are made on, rounded with a little tweet.
  13. @anaheart: Something is tweeting in the state of Denmark.
  14. @anaheart: O, I tweet, Horatio…
  15. @anaheart: Journeys end in tweeters meeting.
  16. @anaheart: O villain, villain, smiling, tweeting villain!
  17. @anaheart: What’s here? The portrait of a tweeting idiot, / Presenting my with a schedule!
  18. @anaheart: I follow him to serve my tweet upon him.
  19. @anaheart: I am not what I tweet.
  20. @alecmcnayr: Some are born great (@THE_REAL_SHAQ), some achieve greatness (@aplusk), and some have greatness tweeted upon them (@hammer).
  21. @alecmcnayr: If Twitter be the food of love, tweet on!
  22. @alecmcnayr: An auto-DM on both your houses!
  23. @alecmcnayr: Now is the Twitter of our discontent.
  24. @alecmcnayr: Parting is such tweet sorrow / That I shall say #goodnight till it be morrow.
  25. @alecmcnayr: The fault, dear @Brutus, is not in our tweets, / But in ourselves, that we are followers.

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Posted by: Twitter Historian on July 24th 2009

Posted in: Comically Old

One Response to “50 Famous Lines of #Tweetspeare”

  1. Gabriela responded on 24 Jul 2009 at 9:57 am #

    Romeo & Juliet: @Romeo, O @Romeo, why is your username @Romeo?
    Hamlet To Tweet or not to Tweet, that is the question.
    A midsummer night dreami: Shall I compare tweet to a summer’s day?
    Julius Ceasar: Friends, Romans, Tweeps, lend me your ears; I come to bury @Caesar, not to @reply him.
    Hamlet: Check your phone! Just got a tweet that @Rosencrantz & @Guildenstern are dead!!
    Hamlet: To dream perchance to tweet. Ah! There’s the URL!
    King Lear: All the world’s a-twitter. And all the men and women merely twittering tweets.
    Romeo & Juliet That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as tweet.
    Hamlet: Alas, poor @Yorick! I knew him, @Horatio, a fellow of infinite tweets, of most excellent @replies.
    Hamlet: Out! Out damn bot!
    Hamlet:O, I tweet, Horatio…
    Richard III: A tweet, a tweet! My kingdom for a tweet!

    The other I don’t quite remember… :D Thought they’re pretty cool :D


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