#15SecondShakespeare Meets Pop Sonnets!
Over the last few days, Twitter has been alight with the hashtag #15SecondShakespeare, where actors recite song lyrics as if they were Elizabethan soliloquies. Not only are they hilarious, they're raising money and awareness for the Red Cross. Here are some of our favorite highlights — paired with a matching Pop Sonnets to take it one step further!
500 Miles by The Proclaimers
My #15SecondShakespeare thanks @r_jacz and I nominate @imrosemciver and @jenmorrisonlive https://t.co/NjwzCf1FBN
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) September 23, 2015
Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot
Myself and @CarrieHFletcher joining #15secondshakespeare thanks @theamzi for nominating! We nominate EVERYONE! pic.twitter.com/FDAxnqPbIU
— Emma Kingston (@emkingston) September 19, 2015
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyoncé
#15secondshakespeare I nominate @JadeAnouka pic.twitter.com/goQDFNaled
— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) September 20, 2015
All About That Bass by Megan Trainor
@meghan_trainor Thanks @Willbarratt83. I nom @mayaflock @teejaye84 @mattnalton #15secondshakespeare pic.twitter.com/Tu0h8tWqta
— Edd Post (@eddpost) September 21, 2015
What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction
.@scottdbevan joins the online craze and tries #1D #Shakespeare style. #NX #15secondshakespeare #redcross http://t.co/l7PdCASqZC
— ABC News 24 (@ABCNews24) September 24, 2015
ERIK DIDRIKSEN is a software engineer, musician, sonneteer, and trivia enthusiast. He lives in Astoria, New York. His book with Quirk, Pop Sonnets, goes on sale October 6, 2015.