Amph Shakespeare in space

Discussion in 'Community' started by The Verbal Machinegun, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. The Verbal Machinegun Jedi Youngling

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    Which one of his plays could be adapted as Sci fi?

    I would say Coriolanus and make the Volsican alinens.

    Any other suggestions.
  2. solojones Chosen One

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    The Tempest would be my choice. That would obviously be more space fantasy than sci-fi, though.
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  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  4. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Wasn't Tempest the basis for Forbidden Planet?

    Twelfth Night: instead of twins, clones.
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  5. ophelia Cards Against Humanity Host. Ex-Mod

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    I'd pick "The Tempest" as well. "O brave new world" and all.

    I'd actually like to think that most of Shakespeare's plays could translate to other worlds . . . certainly the tragedies, if not all the histories and comedies. Medieval Japan is a world pretty different from Shakespeare's England, and Akira Kurosawa set "Ran" and "Throne of Blood" (King Lear and Macbeth) there.

    Of course, that said, there's always the anthropologist who thought that Shakespeare's stories were universal, and who tried to tell the story of Hamlet to a hunter-gatherer tribe in the South American rainforest. As the story goes, the tribespeople laughed at him when he tried telling them about Ophelia's (!) death, because "water can't hurt you." Go figure. :p
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  6. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Yes, it was.
  7. solojones Chosen One

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    Obviously this means I can make classic films.
  8. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    [IMG]

    "Prick us, do we not bleed? Wrong us, shall we not....seek revenge?"
  9. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Shakespeare In Love In Space
  10. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    I think it was Chang who said that, in Star Trek VI, not Khan in Star Trek II.Khan quoted Moby Dick, not Shakespeare.
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  11. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    Rocket Romeo and Juliet.
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing in space.
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  13. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Darn it, you're right! My bad. I had my Trek baddies mixed up there. I should've known something was up when I couldn't find that line on the Wrath of Khan's IMDB quote page.