16 October 2011 - Taking the Bard by the Horns

posted 16th Oct 2011, 5:59 AM

16 October 2011 - Taking the Bard by the Horns
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16th Oct 2011, 5:59 AM

Lich_Barrister

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Apologies, all. Honestly. I've not had a move this tough... and I'm tired of making excuses.

So let's kick things into gear.

I know about half of these plays well enough to take on any of them. I've never read "Julius Caesar," but I've seen Brando kick ass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X9C55TkUP8 I've not read "Twelfth Night," but I saw it once and it's fun. "Merchant of Venice" is classic. "Winter's Tale" is... rarely mounted, but I saw it when my wife stage managed it and it has the immortal stage direction "Exit, pursued by a bear."

I don't really love "The Tempest," gotta say.

I have to read and create supporting material for "Someday" in the coming weeks, but it's definitely not Shakespeare.

Neither is the mentioned "7 Stories" by Morris Panych, but it's one of my favorites.

And then there's "Hamlet." I also know "Othello," but it's not listed here.

If there's a groundswell for one of these, I'll likely go with it as the next play and start ASAP with a few audition jokes and then jump to the main event. If there's not... I'll likely go for something that I've taught recently, like "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Hamlet," or "King Lear" (which was oddly cut out somehow).

Or I could do the _rest_ of the Scottish Play...

Speak your mind!

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16th Oct 2011, 8:50 AM

thewriter13

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You should either do mcscottish play or start the one with that stage direction. Though I would not mind hamlet or Julius caesar.

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16th Oct 2011, 2:57 PM

Lich_Barrister

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Re: the one with the stage direction - "rarely mounted" usually means "not that great," "insanely ambitious," or "possessing severely outdated opinions that would get you protested today." In the case of "The Winter's Tale," it's the first one.

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17th Oct 2011, 5:00 AM

BrickVoid

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You should start it off with that insane stage direction play, then with some sleight of hand, swap plays on them while they're on coffee breaks!

Although ... I can't imagine how anything could be "not that great" for a LEGO webcomic if you ham it up, ad lib, rewrite it, or whatever! :D

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17th Oct 2011, 11:48 AM

Bricks of the Dead

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It's a shame you don't care for The Tempest. There's a lot of weirdness to mine out of that one. Both Lost and Forbidden Planet trace it as an antecedent, no?

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17th Oct 2011, 12:43 PM

Exile

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I love A Midsummer Nights Dream it's just so totally messed up.

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17th Oct 2011, 7:24 PM

Capt. Redstorm

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I vote for the rest of the Scottish play as well or maybe King Lear.

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17th Oct 2011, 8:54 PM

Lich_Barrister

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Crazy... two for the rest of Mackers, and two for "Winter's Tale" so far, and a lot of singles.

@BotD - There's lots of good stuff in it, but the conclusion and some issues left me wanting. D
The final soliloquy is righteous, though. ...and I'm not sure how to do Ariel with a straight-up minifig, at that...

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