Friday, January 22, 2010

Kill Shakespeare

I spotted the “Kill Shakespeare” project a little while ago when they started following me on Twitter.  Fair enough, I thought – some more Shakespeare in the Manga style.  We’ve had that before.

Apparently they’ve got something else in mind altogether!  This might be a little over the top for some of the readers, but I think it could be great fun.  What do you think of a giant Shakespearean crossover where the “heroes” – Hamlet, Juliet, Falstaff – do epic battle against the villains – Iago, Richard III, Lady M?

 

As a purist I think the whole thing would self destruct – I think Hamlet wouldn’t be able to stand Falstaff and neither of them would give Juliet a second glance.  And I suspect that Iago and Richard would probably kill each other.

But we’ll just have to see how it plays out!

Update : Hamlet couldn’t stand Falstaff, that is. :)

3 comments:

Bill said...

And I suspect that Iago and Richard would probably kill each other.

Or each would manipulate someone else to kill the other, and both would end up dead.

And who would not be able to stand whom?

micah said...

Hamlet wouldn’t be able to stand Hamlet

This is probably true, even if it is presumably also a typo...

Duane said...

Ok, ok, I made a mistake, sue me. :) I like Micah's idea that Hamlet couldn't stand himself. :)