Thursday, August 13, 2009
Shakespeare in 3D
I'm a longstanding bardophile--Shakespeare (seen here in those newfangled 3D glasses) is the only playwright who I've read through his entire corpus, besides lots of viewing, especially at the Globe in London, and a pilgrimage to Stratford-upon-Avon--so it's interesting to learn in Variety about the plans to adapt six of his best known plays as 3D films for kids; equally interesting is the plan to make them as musicals, Steve Coogan's recent foray notwithstanding. (Actually, I quite liked Kenneth Branagh's musical Love's Labours Lost a few years back, despite the necessary thinning of the plot to fit in the jazz standards.) Here is the Variety article, by Audrey Ward.