Friday, February 24, 2006

X-Men 3, now with more Shakespeare

I'm just as much a techie geek as a Shakespeare geek so I expect that I'd be going to see X-Men 3 anyway. But it's news to me that Kelsey Grammer, best known as Dr. Frasier Crane, will be playing "Beast". Even more surprising is that he'll be using his Shakespeare roots for inspiration. "He's very wise, so he's a bit like JACQUES in AS YOU LIKE IT. And he's a bit like PANDARUS in TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, because he understands the role of society. And he's also a bit like HENRY V, because he likes to rally round a cause."

What an unusual cast of characters to list as your inspiration. I mean, Pandarus? Who cites Pandarus?

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