Sundays are a wonderful day to relax. Some people enjoy spending it curled up to a good book. But, there is something that you might not know about that goes on every Sunday. On Twitter, people from all over the world come together to participate in what has been dubbed as “Shakespeare Sunday”. The main account to which the festivities takes place is @HollowCrownFans.
How did it all start?
The Hollow Crown is a mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V. It stars Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeremy Irons, & Tom Hiddleston. Since then, people have taken notice and with that fanbase and the power of social media, it’s a nice way for people with similar interests to get together. Tom Hiddleston had this to say about it in an interview.
So, how does it work?
Well. Each week, normally Saturday, a theme is picked and everyone picks their favorite Shakespeare quotes and use the hashtag “#ShakespeareSunday” and that’s pretty much all there is to it. Favorites, Re-tweets, and that of the like are dispensed. If a quote is too long, the fan will normally make a picture with the entire quote and post that in place of the 140 character limit. I’ve had to do that a few times. I had to do that this week. Here’s an example:
Basically, creativity is often used when sharing what Shakespearean quote touches your heart.
If you’re not familiar with Hollow Crown, here is the site with more information.
I’ve participated every Sunday that I am able. The people you meet are amazing and I simply adore the Hollow Crown Fan page.
Oh, and by the way, this week’s Shakespearean Theme is Women.
Here are links to start participating. Feel free to drop over at Twitter and have fun!
And if you want, you can see what quotes I post at my Twitter here: @hazey_shadow
Have a beautiful Sunday and God bless.