Those happy mutants over at BoingBoing have once again come up with something random and fabulous to share with us. You know how some parents actually try and get their toddlers ready for the rocky road of kindergarten with prep classes, flash cards, and incessant drilling? Well, with some help from Scottish actor (and outspoken feminist!) Brian Cox and his mad teaching skills, this kid Theo will knock them out of the water with his rendition of Hamlet's famous monologue.

"To be or not to be," prompts Cox. "That is the question."

"Yeah, it is!" says Theo. So young, so existential! If you think the cute is burning your eyes now, just wait until Theo gets the hang of repeating Cox line by line until he is a pro at contemplating the slings and arrows of Hamlet's predicament.

What makes this video so cool isn't just that the man who played Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter is giving a master class on Shakespeare in a friend's kitchen to a toddler, but that Theo is just so darn cute and smart. He's got a British accent! And blond curls! And a stripey sweater! Feel the love after the jump! (I've included Kenneth Branagh's version from his Oscar-nominated movie Hamlet for comparison, because Theo is going to give him a run for his money soon enough.)



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