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Now You Can Watch Shakespeare… In Klingon

Mon, Aug 30, 2010

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Seriously, how popular is the Klingon language in the real world?

It wasn’t long ago that we told you about a park in Australia that began offering tours in Klingon.

And now the Washington Shakespeare Company in Arlington, Virginia, will be performing selections from “Hamlet” and “Much Ado About Nothing” in Klingon.

"To be or not to be... oh, who the hell cares. It looks like my forehead is an old woman's ass."

Does Arlington have a large Klingon-speaking population or something?  Or is it simply that the people who know the Klingon language will travel to any location in the world where others speak Klingon?

Come on, Shakespeare is already confusing as it is in English.  Does it need to be complicated any further by being translated into a FAKE language?

We don’t want to find out.  But if YOU do, head to An Evening Of Shakespeare in Klingon on September 25th.  The special guest is George Takei… who also doesn’t speak Klingon.

Instead, we prefer to watch Shakespeare that’s been translated into a language we can actually understand: modern day English.  It’s the only way we can actually understand what’s going on.

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