To Bee or not to Bee

by wootbot

Pun In The Oven

O death, where is thy sting? 

Few people know that Shakespeare originally wrote his plays to feature "bee" characters instead of humans. However, the tastes of the time required the Bard to adapt his masterpieces. Some of his early works included: 

  • King Bee-r 
  • Julius Bee-sar
  • McBeeth 
  • A Midsummer's Night Bee-m

Indeed, many of his storyline were drawn from his early experience as a beekeeper, and several famous quotes were originally apiological in nature:

  • "To bee or not to bee. That is the question." 
  • "A rose by any other name would yield as much life-giving nectar." 
  • "If I be waspish, best beware my sting."

Oh wait, that last one remained unchanged in his first-folio edits.