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It's Shakespeare -- in Klingon
upi. ^ | Aug. 29, 2010

Posted on 08/29/2010 4:03:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono

ARLINGTON, Va.- In the United States, where many people can't speak English properly, a Washington acting troupe says it will perform Shakespeare in Klingon.

During its annual benefit Sept. 25, the Washington Shakespeare Company in Arlington, Va., will perform selections from "Hamlet" and "Much Ado About Nothing" in both English and the language invented for Klingon characters of the Star Trek films, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

The effort was inspired by a line spoken by English actor David Warner in "Star Trek VI," in which his Klingon character declares, "You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon....."

The company will speak the verse in both English and Klingon with the lines in iambic pentameter. A group in Pennsylvania calling itself the Klingon Language Institute is responsible for the translations, the Post said.


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KEYWORDS: klingon; klingonese; napl; shakespeare; tv; weird

1 posted on 08/29/2010 4:03:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

it’s cool to watch what happens when people willfully blur the lines between fantasy and reality.


2 posted on 08/29/2010 4:04:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (old dog. new tricks.)
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To: JoeProBono

The best part of STVI was translating “To be or not to be” into Klingon, a language which doesn’t have the verb “to be” in it.


3 posted on 08/29/2010 4:05:41 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?Five?No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.)
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To: JoeProBono

Get Thee To A Nunnery!





Alas, The Fair Ophelia! Sweets For The Sweet.

El Kabong


ML/LTOS

4 posted on 08/29/2010 4:10:47 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: JoeProBono

The “Frasier” episode where his “colleague” had Frasier speak Klingon instead of Hebrew at his son’s Bar Mitzvah is one of the funniest TV scenes ever!


5 posted on 08/29/2010 4:11:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: JoeProBono

6 posted on 08/29/2010 4:11:38 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: the invisib1e hand

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/wacky.wav


7 posted on 08/29/2010 4:17:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: left that other site

8 posted on 08/29/2010 4:20:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: freedumb2003

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGZV6fsotYo&feature=related


9 posted on 08/29/2010 4:22:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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10 posted on 08/29/2010 4:26:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

How long till ballots are printed in this language?


11 posted on 08/29/2010 4:27:54 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: JoeProBono

Klingon Version of Julius Caesar





FRiends, Klingons, Fellow Warriors!
Lend me Your Ears!
I Come To Bury Kailis, Not To Praise him!
The Evil That men do lives after them,
The Good is oft interred with their Batleffs.
So Let it be With Kailis
The Noble Worf hath told you that Kailis was ambitious,
And Grievously hath kailis answered it
blah, blah, blah,
Yadda, Yadda,Yadda.
Let's have some Blood Wine and sing some Klingon Opera!






El Kabong


ML/LTOS

12 posted on 08/29/2010 4:32:05 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: JoeProBono

In my opinion, that’s kinda stupid.


13 posted on 08/29/2010 4:36:03 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: JoeProBono

14 posted on 08/29/2010 4:36:50 PM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: left that other site

You misspelled Bat’leth and Kahless...


15 posted on 08/29/2010 4:37:43 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: freedumb2003
The “Frasier” episode where his “colleague” had Frasier speak Klingon instead of Hebrew at his son’s Bar Mitzvah is one of the funniest TV scenes ever!

LOL! That was a funny scene.

16 posted on 08/29/2010 4:41:03 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: JoeProBono

17 posted on 08/29/2010 4:41:11 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: Mmogamer

It’s Shakespeare. He didn’t need no steenking spelling rules! LOL.

He used to misspell his OWN NAME! LOLOLOL


18 posted on 08/29/2010 4:43:16 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Tanniker Smith
The best part of STVI was translating “To be or not to be” into Klingon, a language which doesn’t have the verb “to be” in it.

Klingons make up for that shortcoming by having the final bat'leth fight in Hamlet result in actual fatalities.

(yes, I'm a Trek geek, but I had to look up the Klingon weapon name.)

I've heard that Chinese also doesn't have "to be" either. I wonder how they handle it in translations of Hamlet.

19 posted on 08/29/2010 4:45:05 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Ya think?


20 posted on 08/29/2010 4:45:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

It keeps them out of trouble and OFF the Streets!!!!

(says the man with a full Klingon costume)


21 posted on 08/29/2010 4:47:55 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Enough of Obama's Recovery ... Can I have my Bush Recession Back??)
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To: JoeProBono

Should read “Will let you live for food”. Must have been a poor translation.


22 posted on 08/29/2010 4:49:58 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: gwilhelm56

23 posted on 08/29/2010 4:51:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

They need to get David Wu (RAT congressman Oregon) to participate.


24 posted on 08/29/2010 5:41:03 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: mickey finn

...and his wife; that would make it a real New Age Wu-Wu experience


25 posted on 08/29/2010 11:00:22 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Maybe if we are lucky they will bring the troop to Ashland and perform for us. /s
26 posted on 08/30/2010 2:45:33 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

Slingon Pingon!


27 posted on 08/31/2010 10:39:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: whd23
Oh yeah, Shatner's still waiting to do Shakespeare in Esperanto I guess.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incubus_(1965_film)

Incubus (Esperanto: Inkubo) is a 1965 black-and-white American horror film, restored in 2001. Incubus was directed by Leslie Stevens, creator of The Outer Limits, and stars William Shatner, shortly before he would begin his work on Star Trek... The film was performed entirely in the constructed language Esperanto. This was done to create an eerie, other-worldly feeling, and the director has prohibited dubbing into other languages.


28 posted on 08/31/2010 10:44:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Even assuming you receive a cranial trauma serious enough to make "Shakespeare as portrayed by prune-headed aliens" seem like a good idea, why would you ever pick the goddamn romantic comedy? Of all the Bard's works, this is the one that benefits least from a warrior culture and a language that sounds like you're choking on a furball. Hamlet would work, and be 20 times shorter as it would skip directly to the final scene where everyone kills each other. Macbeth would no longer be driven mad, cursed and slaughtered for his regicide:

MhaQ'Beth: I've just killed the king!

Klingon population: Awesome! Hail King MhaQ'Beth!

Macbeth: w00t!

Or how about Othello, where things would have gone much easier for everyone:

I'agHo: My lord, I fear your wife is unfaithful with ...

OKHel'lo: How dare you, you filthy P'tagh!

[beheads I'agHo]

--Luke McKinney, Cracked.com


29 posted on 08/31/2010 10:51:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
In my opinion, that’s kinda stupid.

Et 'tu, Kang? Et 'tu?

30 posted on 08/31/2010 10:59:14 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Today, knowledge is common, but wisdom is rare.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon.

31 posted on 08/31/2010 11:02:37 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I like Star Trek. So shoot me with your phaser. ;-)


32 posted on 08/31/2010 11:06:57 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: day10
I'm still seeing him in Quest of the Delta Knights.
33 posted on 08/31/2010 11:06:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

Not going there...

;^)


34 posted on 08/31/2010 11:08:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not that phaser, silly.


35 posted on 08/31/2010 11:14:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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36 posted on 08/31/2010 11:26:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: freedumb2003

That scene was really funny. Frazier could be so clueless. :-))


37 posted on 09/01/2010 2:03:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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