What Do William Shakespeare, The Big Lebowski, and a T-Shirt Have in Common? A Novel-T Contest!
Posted by Patrick Ridings on December 05, 2015 1 Comment
As promised, Novel-T brings you exciting contest news! We’ve teamed up with author, filmmaker, and all-round pop culture junkie Adam Bertocci to challenge your literary, film, and creative sensibilities.
We’re offering two fans a chance to win a copy of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski signed by its creator (Bertocci – not Shakespeare), as well as Novel-T's William Shakespeare literary t-shirt jersey. To do so, all you need is a little knowledge of Elizabethan drama, your favorite book or movie, and some creativity. Novel-T wants you to take your favorite film or literary quote and recast it in the Bard’s style, as Adam and we have done. For example:
Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not "Mr. Lebowski." You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
Let me not to the marriage of false impressions deny impediments. I am not Master Lebowski; thou art Master Lebowski. I am the Knave, call'd the Knave. Or His Knaveness, or mayhap Knaver, or mayhap El Knaverino, in the manner of the Spaniard, if brevity be not in thy soul nor wit. A Knave by any other name would abide just as well.
Yawp e ki yay, you who seeketh amorous rites with his mother!
And one final example for good measure:
I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherf----er before I popped a cap in his a--. But I saw some s--- this mornin' made me think twice. See, now I'm thinking: maybe it means you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here... he's the shepherd protecting my righteous a-- in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. And I'd like that. But that s--- ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
Bethought ’twas cold-blooded statement to say to he who seeks amorous rites with his mother ere I stabb'd the rampallian. But some horror this morn made me be hink twice. See, now lest I think: maybe t'means thou art the evil sir. And lest I the righteous sir. And Sir Nine-Blades hither... the shepherd protect mine righteous fustilarianin self in the dunnest valley. Or could mean thou art the righteous sir and I the shepherd and the ordinary is evil and selfish. I ’twould liketh. ’Tis not true. But the sooth is thy art weak. And I am the tyranny of evil men. Yet I try to be the shepherd.
Publicly tag your best reinterpretations on Facebook and Twitter with #KnavedQuotes. Make sure you post your most creative lines by 10 PM ET on Sunday (12/20/15). We plan to ship the prizes first thing on Monday (12/21/15) so you'll have them for the new year.
This Book and Shirt will Really Tie the Room Together.