Bard Talk: The Shakespeare Thread:
- Keeping all dialogue, even though a lot of the original dialogue was supposed to be in lieu of complicated costuming or background scenery. Seriously, if you have proper costumes and props you don't need to describe them.
- Transposing the plot to a new setting without changing a single word of dialogue. Look, fifteenth century dialogue makes sense in a fifteenth-century setting. If you move Romeo and Juliet to the twentieth century and they're still using fifteen-century vocabulary, you have failed. The important part is the plot, not the dialogue. And you can update the dialogue without spitting on the guy's grave.
- Hyping the political allegory. I don't care if Shakespeare was directly insulting the nobility of his day; I seriously don't. The sociopolitical climate of the fifteenth century doesn't interest me in the slightest, get on with the story!
edited 3rd Mar '10 5:34:52 PM by Ronka87
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