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.
“Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep.”—Albert Goldbarth, from “The Sciences Sing A Lullaby”
Why is it that evil villains always find poison to inject into their victims like just literally fill the syringe with air and just stick the needle between their toes or something. It’ll mimic a heart attack and the victim will die pretty quick and NO ONE WILL ASK MANY QUESTIONS BECAUSE IT’LL LOOK LIKE A HEART ATTACK
first of all how do you know this information i feel like the government doesnt want you to know that
“i don’t fear for tomorrow
or five years from now
i fear for myself in the present
because we can never guarantee that we won’t
at any second
and there’s a bit of a
rush that travels from the rough tips of your fingers
to the soft skin on your toes
when you realize that nothing feels
anymore.”—not so sober thoughts
“What I love about The National is how you can listen to a song a hundred times while truly enjoying it. And then, all of a sudden, it dawns on you, you make a connection, you discover something small or big, you have the right emotional state or experienced the right kind of experience, the lyrics describe something you can truly relate to or the melody is brilliant and you get goose bumps all over your body and for a moment everything falls together and it is overwhelming. This one song just hit the spot and will never be the same to you, and they made countless of these songs during their whole existence.”—Niels de Wit
“a bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you’re still dreaming but it’s slowly slipping? i wish we could feel like that more often. i also wish i could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere i like. i wish that people didn’t always say ‘just wondering’ when you both know there was a real reason behind them asking. and i wish i could get lost in the stars.
listen, there’s a hell of a good universe next door, let’s go”—e.e. cummings