Friday, January 07, 2011

McKellen's Richard III. Annotated.

I've mentioned in the past that I've yet to see Ian McKellen's Richard III. I may not have to after finding this annotated version of the screenplay, which he wrote.

Wow. It's hosted, you'll note, at Sir Ian's own site - so I have faith in its quality and credibility. Just looking at the first page, all I can say is that if the entire thing is annotated at that level, I'll just go ahead and read it like a book.

I'm already looking at ways to get the entire thing into a Kindle-friendly ebook format so I can take it with me ;)


Alexi said...

Cool find. I'm reading the Who's Who right now, and it's fun to hear McKellan's take on all the characters after having seen the film.

If you happen to have Netflix, McKellan's Richard III is available to watch instantly online. Actually, the subscription price for Netflix might be worth it just for that. :)

KO said...

I just finished section-reading this a while back, and McKellen is incredibly witty as well as informative. Really provides an entertaining behind-the-scenes of film adaptation. Not to mention insight into the play itself.

That being said, the screenplay can't replace the film! McKellen makes a wonderfully nefarious, diabolical Richard.