Yeah I know, but I can dream can't I....
Yes, it's that adpating which is the maguffin - so few manage to adpate successfully these days. I blame the government, of course.
Anyhow, there's no other drama in Britain during 2012 than Shakespeare. It's official, a committee of discus-casters and stick-throwers decided it. And who would know better than they? Yes, that Douglas Shakespeare, he's the one! We're to get his Compleat Workes. For The Bard (as we are obliged to call him) is only ever performed in his Compleat Workes.
The sight is dismal;
And our affairs from England come too late:
The ears are senseless that should give us hearing,
To tell him his commandment is fulfill'd,
That Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead:
Where should we have
My Lord, I bring astounding news!
With which we interrupt this solemn scene
To bring glad tidings of great report
Direct from the Women's 800m Backstroke
In which ye ladye from the New Englande colonies
Was trounced by another ladye from Porto Ricco!
And was vouchsafed with a medallion of fair gold
From the very hand of Good Prince Hal!
And with this said, I hand ye back, groundlings
To Denmark, where ye play hath now ended.
Last edited by Al R Gando; 09-09-11 at 09:08.
Judging by reviews only, I rather hope we are NOT going to get a radio adaptation of the current 'Tempest' with Ralph Fiennes.