Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Did this in Caesar seem ambitious

I have always wanted to write a Shakespearian play. I love the language of Shakespeare, and it must be said I have never shied away from the opportunity to use big words. Still, something in me says that this desire is mere vanity, and even unbecoming at that. I suspect the results would be more tedious than anything else, and it could be that the entire format is one properly relegated to the Bard's own time.

Even so, I bet it would be fun.

8 comments:

Irene Tuazon said...

Do it anyway! Promise I'll be one of the first to happily read what you come up with. I love Shakespeare! c",)

kathz said...

Give it a go - you can always recast it as something spare and minimalist afterwards, if you want to and at least you'd have seen what you could do.

Isn't the real problem with Shakespeare paying a cast that big nowadays? You could make the roles predominantly female given the imbalance in today's acting profession - that might help???

thethinker said...

Go for it! You never know how it'll turn out, and it might be a pleasant surprise.

And when you're done, be sure to post it on the blog so I can read it!

Moon Goddess said...

It just might be really fun. I remember that I was given an assignment in high school once to write like Chaucer and create a "lost" canterbury tale. It was a lot of fun! Who knew you could enjoy heroic couplets so much? Then again, I get a special kick out of sonnets too. Restricted form in poetry is great.

Anonymous said...

Just give it a go. I wrote a whole novel with that attitude. I cringe now when I reread it but it gave me the guts to write a second.

Doc said...

Interesting ambition. Personally I would never do it, pentameter freaks me out (mostly because I F-A-I-L at it!).

Gurn said...
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Gurn said...

Right this time I'll spell shakespeare properly :p

They forced us to read Shakespeare in school and I can't say I enjoyed it.

I find Burns' language rolls off the tongue a lot nicer although you do really need a "shortbread tin" Scottish accent to pull it off :)