BBC to film all 37 of Shakespeare's plays

The BBC plans to film all 37 of Shakespeare's plays and release them in a series with American Beauty director Sam Mendes producing, and HBO may co-finance. I know: you've been waiting anxiously for new productions of King John and Coriolanus, right? (via mefi)


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I am sure this will be the huge success that HBO needs after the loss of the Sopranos. Seems like a good 100 million spent. Also, sarcasm never really comes across when written.

New York Anthony | Mon, 11/19/2007 - 8:37pm

Also the difficult to spell Troilus and Cressida.

Finally we're finding scripts that don't need living writers. Shakespeare is a scab.

RumorsDaily | Mon, 11/19/2007 - 9:20pm

this is either really great or really terrible. we'll see.

i hate the english. shakespeare was a klingon!

jbg. | Tue, 11/20/2007 - 8:02am

OMFG, Kottke linked YOU. It's like Soviet Russia!

Jon May | Wed, 11/21/2007 - 4:29pm

Or the Internet.

crazymonk | Wed, 11/21/2007 - 4:41pm

I noticed that too. Did you submit it to Kottke, or does Kottke read Crazymonk?

RumorsDaily | Wed, 11/21/2007 - 5:58pm

I didn't submit it. Neither did I submit to Andrew Sullivan: http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2007/10/sanctity-of...

crazymonk | Wed, 11/21/2007 - 6:11pm

Dude! Sullivan reads your blog!? That is so cool.

Argentina Anthony | Wed, 11/21/2007 - 8:21pm

Could be one of his interns.

crazymonk | Wed, 11/21/2007 - 8:44pm

Dude! Sullivan has interns!? That is so cool.

New York Anthony | Mon, 11/26/2007 - 6:34am

this is either really great or really terrible. we'll see.

i hate the english. shakespeare was a klingon!

Nike Dunks | Tue, 05/20/2008 - 3:08am