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March 1, 2012 8:12 PM   Subscribe

Pulp Shakespeare, on stage. (SLYT)

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posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny (17 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
DAMN IT I HAVE WORK TO DO!
posted by odinsdream at 8:18 PM on March 1, 2012


This plays out much better (for me, at least) than simply the printed text. (which is great, but still really needs to be "delivered" rather than "read") Would be great to see a professional quality video production, but this will suffice.
posted by ShutterBun at 8:28 PM on March 1, 2012


Someone call me when the troupe gets around to Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:43 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Radwolf: not the same troupe but I thought this guys video really tied the room together.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 8:48 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Now that's what I'm talking about. Thank you.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:50 PM on March 1, 2012


The performance script is excellent

"BRITTANUS
What?

(Julius cuts Brittanus' ear; Brittanus cries out)

JULIUS
Hath he the semblance of a harlot?

BRITTANUS
Nay!

JULIUS
Then why did'st thou attempt to bed him thus?

BRITTANUS
I did not!

JULIUS
Aye, thou did'st! O, aye, thou did'st!
Thou sought to rape him like a chattel whore!
And sooth, Lord Wallace is displeas'd to bed
With aught save Lady Wallace, whom he wed.
Now tell me, readest thou the holy writ?"

posted by idiopath at 9:32 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's brilliant. I especially like the part where they charge $20 a pop to watch a staging of the wiki script.
posted by Optamystic at 4:20 AM on March 2, 2012


The performance script is excellent

Oh my God, that's from the wiki. I wrote part of that.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:23 AM on March 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yeah, that's the weird bit, EmpressCallipygos. Since the wiki is a collaboration of many authors, are they allowed to make money off of the performance? Furthermore, should they expect to get a cease and desist order from Miramax, now that this has gone viral? I don't wish them any ill will, I'm just curious.
posted by Optamystic at 4:32 AM on March 2, 2012


Also, nice work on the scene.
posted by Optamystic at 4:32 AM on March 2, 2012


Oh, wait, they've made some changes in the performance version after all. It is all them.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:43 AM on March 2, 2012


(Although they did keep my rendering of "bad-ass motherfucker" on the wallet as "blasted Oedipus".)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:45 AM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


This post is fair.
posted by Fizz at 7:45 AM on March 2, 2012


a cease and desist order

There's no need for all that fancy language here. They'd more likely get an "I'd knock that shit off, if I was you" order.
posted by ShutterBun at 8:45 AM on March 2, 2012


That's brilliant. I especially like the part where they charge $20 a pop to watch a staging of the wiki script.

The gall of them! It's almost as bad as Kenneth Branagh charging full ticket price for one of his big screen adaptations of one of the Bard's original works, even though those plays have been in the public domain for centuries now. It's like they all think they should get some sort of compensation for the production value they add to the work by bringing it to the stage or the screen.

Of course, the script on the wiki isn't public domain, so let's see... ah, here it is at the bottom: "Contributions to http://pulpbard.wikispaces.com/ are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License." Share, remix, and make commercial use of, as long as you give credit where it's due, and let others do the same to any version you adapt from the original.
posted by radwolf76 at 12:17 PM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


Heh...fair enough. I was just wondering. I really do think it's brilliant. Hell, I may just stage it in London.
posted by Optamystic at 1:51 PM on March 2, 2012


This is not quite as good, but Aliens? hell yeah!
posted by OHenryPacey at 10:59 PM on March 2, 2012


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