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Actors are reciting bad pop songs in the style of a Shakespearean monologue

'I'd like to tell you a story...just sit right there.....about how I met my auntie and uncle in Bel-Air'

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 24 September 2015 14:42 BST

A #15secondshakespeare hashtag is circulating among thespians on Twitter this week, with actors giving spoken word versions of popular, often shallow, songs as though they were lines from Shakespeare, before nominating others.

The meme seems to have started with actor David Fynn, who gave a very menacing version of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme tune, before Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Minnie Driver, Phil Lewis and more joined in.

Fynn is now asking actors to donate to the Red Cross in support of soothing the refugee crisis before their performances, much like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The world’s most famous thesps have yet to get involved, but fingers crossed we can expect Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to do a ‘My Humps’ duet and Kevin Spacey to drop ‘All About That Bass’ in the style of Hamlet shortly.

A video posted by David Fynn (@davidfynnn) on

A video posted by David Fynn (@davidfynnn) on

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