Thursday, October 4, 2007

Shakespeare Retold

Shakespeare Retold

This BBC production of modern day re-tellings of 4 Shakespeare plays is brilliant. If you only get to see one, let it be Taming of the Shrew. Shirley Henderson & Rufus Sewell steal the show as a modern day Kate Minola & Petruchio with a feminist twist. James McElvoy is Macbeth, the brilliant chef who wants the restaurant. Much Ado about Nothing takes place in a newsroom and Midsummer Night's Dream at a British vacation resort.

Some of the endings are different than the plays (I won't tell you which) but they always work. Even if you don't get Shakespeare, you'll love it. Honestly, there's nothing better on the telly.

- Holly

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