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Amph Shakespeare in space

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

  1. The Verbal Machinegun

    The Verbal Machinegun Jedi Youngling

    Jan 6, 2013
    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

    solojones Chosen One star 9

    Sep 27, 2000
    The Tempest would be my choice. That would obviously be more space fantasy than sci-fi, though.
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  3. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 14, 2000
    The Merchant of Venus.
  4. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

    May 30, 2003
    Wasn't Tempest the basis for Forbidden Planet?

    Twelfth Night: instead of twins, clones.
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  5. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

    Jun 25, 2002
    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

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 21, 2002
    Yes, it was.
  7. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

    Sep 27, 2000
    Obviously this means I can make classic films.
  8. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 23, 2009

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

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

    Dec 11, 2000
    Shakespeare In Love In Space
  10. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

    Nov 8, 2004
    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

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 31, 2012
    Rocket Romeo and Juliet.
  12. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 19, 2003
    Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing in space.
  13. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 23, 2009
    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.