modern day shakespeare adaptions that should exist
- southern gothic macbeth. the bloody, brutal themes of the play in the suffocating atmosphere of the genre. the imagery of lady macbeth’s hands dripping with blood! the witches! macbeth’s madness when he believes the swamp has actually come to life to kill him! it’s like it was made for this play
- political othello. make him secretary of defense or state. imagine a house of cards like environment. addresses issues of current racism and misogyny in politics, and Iago’s jealous/obsessive love for Othello with very clear homo-erotic undertones. like extremely explicit and how that translates in such a masculine setting to understand Iago’s intent.
- police hamlet. hamlet senior as the deputy in nyc. his mysterious death draws his son home from stanford/harvard/what-have-you. a modern day noir-like detective mystery. emphasis on ophelia’s depression and subsequent decent into madness by popping too many pills. the way the “respectful” upper-class tear themselves apart splashed all across the media.
- the tempest as lost.
- titus andronicus as a proper horror movie, set in the current war in the middle east.
- college midsummer nights dream. the fairyland is a popular night club. lots of dubstep music and drugs slipped in dark corners of the dance floor.
THE HAMLET ONE EXISTS!
Check out The Undiscovered Country, by indigostohelit. It has a thoughtful portrayal of 1950s sexism, racism, homophobia, etc., and it’s written from the POV of Horatio, who’s a black man. So tragic. So dramatic.
#can we talk about this (noun) for a moment? because THIS (SAME NOUN). (white dude #1) has never been able to (transitive verb) his (plural noun). he’s (sad adjective); he’s (sadder adjective). he (verb)ed all his life and now (white dude #2) has (transitive verb)ed his (noun) and it’s like (incoherent mixed metaphor). look at the (noun) in his (body part). you can SEE the (noun) - you can see how much this (adjective) (noun) (verb)s his (noun). (white dude #2) is (white dude #1)’s (second mixed metaphor preferably alluding to shared dark past)! THEY (TRANSITIVE VERB) EACH OTHER SO MUCH #i just have a lot of feelings
OKAY LET’S GO
#can we talk about this cheeto for a moment? because THIS CHEETO. Steve McWinchester Cumberdangle has never been able to Swiffer wetjet his dicksnake. he’s sprayed-with-Axe; he’s sprayed-with-a-lot-of-Axe. he hustled all his life and now John Stark Hiddlesloki has fingered his bag of milk and it’s like wasted with the dumpster trash of a thousand trailer parks. look at the lamppost in his elbow. you can SEE the lamppost - you can see how much this fucked up iphone blowjobs his lamppost. John Stark Hiddlesloki is Steve McWinchester Cumberdangle’s past blackened by the flickering shadows of humanity’s last vestige of idealism! THEY RIMMED EACH OTHER SO MUCH #i just have a lot of feelings