Headcanon that Horatio, Benvolio and Aufidius start a ‘my boyfriend died in my arms’ club
And then Aufidius gets kicked out because they decide it doesn’t count if you killed him, and he goes and sulks in the corner with RSC!Aumerle.
And poor Antonio stands watching in the corner sadly because he wants a boyfriend and has essentially professed his love multiple times but the oblivious man is married to Olivia.
And his other boyfriend got married to Portia. I maintain that all seafaring Antonios in Shakespeare’s plays are the same seafaring Antonio, and he just has really shit luck in love.
I also think that the pirates who kidnapped Hamlet were Antonio.
All sailors are Antonio. All of them. Even the ones who aren’t named Antonio are secretly Antonio. The ocean is full of Antonio clones.
…not really, I don’t think any of the Hamlet ones were Antonio, too far north for him. He likes the south, full of warm breezes and soft-eyed not particularly bright young men (Sebastian AND Bassanio? Antonio seriously needs better taste in boyfriends. They are lacking in the wit department).