Modern day updates of William Shakespeare’s works are nothing new. From Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet to 10 Things I Hate About You, writers have always had a fondness for taking The Bard’s works and updating them for modern times – not that they ever needed it in the first place.
What you don’t see so often is someone taking a modern property and “Shakespeare-izing” it – which is exactly what’s happening at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center on March 16th, when a full-length version of a new play entitled Pulp Shakespeare (aka Bard Fiction) will be presented.
If the title didn’t give it away, Pulp Shakespeare is a recreation of Quentin Tarantino’s much-loved Pulp Fiction. The play first gained buzz back in 2009, when it was performed at Minnesota Fringe. In the intervening years, the project – put together by Tedious Brief Productions – has grown even larger and now features contributions from writers around the globe.
Check out a fifteen-minute clip of the play, featuring Julius Winfield and Vincenzio de la Vega discussing how certain culinary delights are received in other regions and lamenting that the task they’ve been sent to complete required broadswords and not daggers. We're really curious to see how they pull off the scene in Zed's basement...
Check out the Tedious Brief Productions website for more info.
[via The Daily What]