365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

201. The 200 benchmark…PASSED.

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You guys! I surpassed 200 entries! And here I was, at the beginning of this thing, doubting I would even hit 50 before giving up. Just goes to show you how you can write on anything as long as it’s interesting enough. Too bad teachers assigning essays seem to forget that.

So what to write about today?

Well, I think I will draw your attention to one of today’s trendy topics: Zombies.

No, they didn’t discover an undead Shakespeare wandering around Stratford-upon-Avon (though that would be kind of awesome). But someone did mount a production called 12th Night of the Living Dead.

Not only has this show totally messed with Shakespeare’s setting, it has messed with the words themselves. All Viola gets to say is “Arrrrrrrrgh”. There is even a “splash zone” of sorts, where the first two rows of seats are likely to get spattered with fake blood.

It actually got a decent review, but as someone who just doesn’t get the appeal of zombies, it seems that this show would be lost on me. I am, however, all for updating and playing around with Shakespeare, so on that level, I am totally on board!

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Written by Caroline Mincks

April 20, 2010 at 9:41 PM

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  1. Note on Shakespeare Zombies – We’re opening a show at Virginia Tech called Project: Z. It’s a multimedia show (one-acts and short films) dedicated to portraying the zombie apocalypse as it would happen. One of the stars? William Shakespeare.

    “Willie’s Last Videotapes” reveals the final videoblogs of our beloved Bard in the face of a zombie horde tearing through his world. 🙂

    Thought you might like this.

    Noah Downs

    April 21, 2010 at 11:24 AM


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