An Interview With William Shakespeare

The new Shakespeare.
The new Shakespeare.

Daily Prompt: 2100

The language of the future: what will it be like? Write an experimental post using some imagined vocabulary — abbreviations, slang, new terms.

“Mr. Shakespeare,” he said. “In the future do you imagine anything will be changed in your dialogues to update the language in order for it to be more accessible to a newer generation of theater goers?”

Shakespeare stroked his beard. “Oh, but for a moment I should deem not one syllable of my waxing winsome words be tainted no more than an angel’s tress, likely not to be.”

If that should happen, though you feel it unlikely,” he said. “What do you think the future might do with your famous line, ‘To be or not to be, that is the question.’”

Shakespeare drew one eye nearly closed. “Waste myself or put up with this crap, I ain’t got a clue.”

Brilliant!” he said. “What about ’Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?”

Shakespeare grinned slyly. “Perhaps, ’Romey homey, where you be?’ You see, not much change.”

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