I second that. It's brilliant.This is excellent. BBC Two - Shakespeare: Rise of a Genius, Series 1, Episode 1
Self-publishing. it is as it ever was. Shakespeare would never have gained an education in how to move and hold an audience if he had been a university man. If things had come easily for him. No risk. No gain.
I watched that Titus Andronicus. If I could have related to Tarantino I might have..... No. No I wouldnt have watched it at all. The production is incredibly well done. Hopkins casting-he does such a good Hannibal Lector. I wouldnt recommend it for under age 16- only for those who watch gory horror. But seeing it as Shakespeare's attempt to break into a genre dominated by university men. It makes sense.And I make a note to myself: watch the Leonardo di Caprio version of Romeo and Juliet. (I love that play.)
Never ever read or watch any version of Titus Andronicus.
Helen McCrory but yeah. They asked her to do it, then her children begged for Daddy (Damien Lewis) to get a part too, so they gave him his little cameo.Thank yu for recommending Bill. Just watching it. OMG good. These guys show the strength of collaboration. Riffing off other writers and honing. A lot of Shakespeare's genius must have come from that same process.
How wonderful to see Molly McCrory again. It hurts that she was lost so young. She did Medea at National Theatre. Magnificent.