Re-writing Shakespeare Is Nothing New
For a guy who's been dead for 400 years plus, we sure talk about Shakespeare a lot. What can you say: he's still got it.
Part of Shakespeare scholarship is interpreting his works, and interpreting EARLIER interpretations. A number of Shakespeare's works were re-written in the 17th and 18th centuries, to "improve" them for the audiences of the day.
Shakespeare aficionado Geoff Ridden stages examples of the latter-day re-writes at Camelot Theatre in Talent today (October 19th). We invited the other Geoffrey R. to spend some time talking about the project.