Is this a dagger which I see before me…
Out, damned spot!
and you got an easy B.
those are high schoolers in the third panel? they look like elementary or middle schoolers to me
Why is it the rest of the students look like third graders?
My Dad was an engineering professor who had taught at Lehigh and Clemson and admitted that as a professor, he still had the dream of finding himself in a class at the end of the term where he hadn’t done a single assignment, read the material, and the final was tomorrow.
At least, this time, he was fully clothed!
He even sleeps with his hat on backwards.
There is an obvious solution to the problem here….don’t see any Shakespeare plays.
Possible scenerios, dreams rarely make sense, so he looks older than everyone else in the class? He was big for his age, or he was held back because he is a slow learner, or he has a hormone issue?
Every once in a while, I’ll have a dream like this, but it’s college, and I’ve forgotten to go to class for three months.
Must be a “Back-up Strip” for days that you are Clueless; More Rat is always good!
I get nightmares that I am in college and I can’t find my classes and wind up flunking.
This hits close to another of my life-long recurring nightmares, one where it’s opening night of a stage play I’m in … but I never got around to reading the script.
My favorite Shakespeare play is, “Julius, Grab That Woman Now!” That was the original title. Bill’s editor made him shorten it to “Julius, Seize Her”!
Today’s cartoon: Much Ado About Nothing.
The man just can’t handle Shakespeare.
Everybody seems to have a version of that dream. In my version, I discover that I was signed up for a class and forgot all about it, not even going to classes.
I wonder what version people dreamt about before universal education was a thing? Finding out there was a field that you were supposed to plow and sow, and now it’s autumn and there’s nothing to harvest?
Take heart, for ye old studies have been done that the conscientious student is plagued by variations of this nightmare. Mine is a forgotten class I signed up for to be informed that the final exam was in minutes at a location unknown to me. Wish Donald had this dream leaving America in peace while he scurries off to unsaid location as we cheer.He gives us the torments while we are wide await.
Hey, Stephan, Macbeth is short (one reason they give it in high school). Just learn the word “hurlyburly” and the rest is simple.
I’ve had nightmares about being back in high school until I was about 21
Brooke McEldowney (Pibgorn, 9 Chickweed Lane) has presented his visions of Romeo And Juliet and Midsummers Nights Dream. I would like to see MacBeth.
You sure that was not the paper about Joe MacBeth and this is not my Civics Course and that I am taking classes because I decided to go back to school to keep me occupied when I am not writing a comic strip?
Wherefore art thou Stephan Pastis?
Sorry, Stephan, it is Pastis due.
Double, double toil and trouble…
Has anyone read anything of the modern playwright, William Shakerifle?
To sleep perchance to dream.
Read-um comic strip
“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well
Had a paper route in high school and for years I dreamed about forgetting to deliver.
Pastis should have saved this strip for late July. A “Mid Summer’s Nights Nightmare”.
I actually loved the play Macbeth back in school. English was my favourite subject, and probably the only one in which I excelled.
Stephan Pastis presents “A Midsummer Nightmare’s Daydream”, followed by “The Shaming of the Through.”
Cartoon-Boy needs to cut down on the between-the-acts snacks and booze….
I still have yet to enter high school.
I graduated high school over 30 years ago and still have high school anxiety. I’ll dream that I am at school and have no idea what day it is or what class I’m supposed to be in. I mean, that’s how I actually spent high school, but still, to have nightmares 30+ years later…
“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” —-Puck A Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3, scene 2
OMG I have the same dreams… and it’s always the lost Shakespeare paper that sends me back to school. 8-/
Teacher, Teacher, “What’s a beast with two backs?”
Unlike with grade school in the 1960s, they are probably allowed to answer the question nowadays.
If my autism doesn’t improve, I’m going to have to do high school for the rest of my life! NOT that I am IN a high school because I’m home-schooled.
Wait, why are all the students so much smaller? It’s high school, but they look like kindergartners.