Anyway, turning awkwardly to Shakespeare, I note that he had only a few subtitles, and I get the impression that he wasn’t really trying too hard with them. What you Will and All is True aren’t exactly evocative. If he’d been writing today, though, he might have had them foisted on him by Burbage’s Marketing Dept. So, as a New Year divertissement, what subtitle/shout-lines might be appropriate for the Shakespeare canon?
Here are a few suggestions...
Romeo and Juliet; or, Thicker than Blood
As You Like It; or, If you Go Down to the Woods Today
King Lear; or, Tell Me if I Start to Wander
The Tempest; or, Daddy Knows Best
Timon of Athens; or, Life’s a Beach
Henry V; or, The Lancastrians Unplugged Tour 1415
Titus Andronicus; or, You're Looking a Bit Pasty
and, of course...
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; or, I Know What you Did Two Months Ago; or, Shit or Get off the Pot; or, Brains Aren’t Everything (Not by a Long Chalk)
Anyone else want to play? Feel free to improve on those above, or give titles for other plays.