I love the potential for Shakespeare sequels and prequels. Once upon a time we played the "write a sequel" game, I highly suggest checking that out for Alexi's genius crossover idea that blends a Merchant of Venice sequel into an Othello prequel. There's also Hamlet 2, which is a bit of a joke but does have an actual plot in there somewhere, and I'm pretty sure there's a legit sequel called "Fortinbras" or "Horatio" (I think the latter) that has Horatio haunted by the ghosts of everybody that died in the first one.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Coming from a different angle we have Dunsinane, something of a parallel universe sequel to Macbeth.
Scottish playwright David Greig wanted to address the historical elements of Shakespeare's play from the Scottish angle. Lady Macbeth (aka Gruach) lives - as does her son.
Sounds a lot more interesting than Hamlet 2! Maybe not as funny, though. I wonder if it'll have a time machine. Or sexy Jesus.