Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ask the Experts

Film Review: Julie Taymor's The Tempest
by W. Shakespeare, Guest Contributor

I had the great pleasure of watching the trailer for Ms. Taymor's version of The Tempest, my so-called "final" play (like you really know!). I did have a few concerns, though:

1) If Prospero is now Prospera, doesn't that mean we can attribute all her wild behavior to "that time of the month"? Or, if she's past that point, that she's just getting some really wicked hot flashes?

2) I got really scared when Ms. Tamor did her signature scary-disco-animal-slow motion sequences. The same thing happened to me when I watched Titus.

3) Although Russell Brand is in the trailer quite a bit, he does not share any details about his extravagant wedding to Katy Perry!

4) I should have done one more draft of the play and revised Ariel some more! Readers keep interpreting him as an ungendered freak!

And by the way, those of you who discredit this review because I did not actually see the "entire" film are snobs. Don't tell me: You also believe that I'm not the author of my own plays, right? You are all presumptious curs who deserve to see a double feature of Julie Taymor's Titus and The Tempest with your eyelids pinned open.

note to readers: The views expressed by Mr. Shakespeare do not necessarily reflect those of Everyday Shakespeare. Please embrace them at your own discretion.

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