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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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"And will you rent our ancient love asunder
To join with men in scorning your poor friend?
It is not friendly, 'tis not maidenly."

I'm rescuing "maidenly" & turning this into a #spinsterlit rallying cry ? I know it's because everyone is #BewitchedBotheredAndBewildered & it's a misunderstanding, but I love Helena so much for saying this to Hermia! #ShakespeareReadAlong #MayMovieMagic @rohit-sawant @Cinfhen @merelybookish

batsy Painting: "Hermia and Helena", Washington Allston (before 1818) 6mo
rohit-sawant There can never be enough #spinsterlit posts! 😄🙌🏼 Perfect pick!🏆 6mo
saresmoore This post is gold! #rudeladyreadergenius 6mo
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Manymelodies The more I learn of the argument that Shakespeare was a woman, and the more I read and understand the texts, the more convinced I am it's true!! Perfect example right here. 6mo
batsy @rohit-sawant @saresmoore 😁❤️ 6mo
batsy @Manymelodies I read an article recently about it that @erzascarletbookgasm shared and I'm very intrigued by the possibility 🙂 6mo
readordierachel Yes to all of this! 👍🏼 6mo
merelybookish Excellent! Wouldn't it be a great ending if Hermia and Helena ditched the guys and lived happily ever after, together or apart! (Interested in writing some fanfic? 😆) 6mo
Manymelodies @batsy yes. That was the one I read. The list of heroines, and their perspectives, are so quintessentially feminine. The possibility resonated at a deep level. 😊 6mo
batsy @merelybookish A #spinsterlit fanfic take on Shakespeare is a dream genre 😂 6mo
GatheringBooks ooooh! nicely done! 💕📚🧚🏼‍♀️ 6mo
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