Author Ian Doescher wrote William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope and others in the Quirk Books Pop Shakespeare series (The Taming of the Clueless, Much Ado About Mean Girls, Get Thee Back to the Future), which imagine popular movies adapted into plays as they might have been written by William Shakespeare. Ian discusses his Jane Austen/zombie inspiration; how his bar idea transformed into an actual best-selling series; figuring out how Yoda speaks in Elizabethan English; his personal connection to Shakespeare; how film action translates to the stage; the delight of inserting deep cut Easter eggs into the narrative; and the huge fun of embracing limitations and visualizing theatricality. (Length 20:54) (Skywalker Hamlet image by Nicolas Delort.)
austin · July 16, 2016 at 6:34 am
Hi Megan —
Great question! Here’s the link to episode 449, and you can follow the Older Posts link at the bottom of the page to find previous episodes. There’s supposed to be a link where you can find episodes by YEAR, but I can’t find it! I’ll keep looking! http://www.reducedshakespeare.com/category/podcasts/page/11/
Megan N Westbrook · July 14, 2016 at 8:35 am
I was wondering to see how to download the beginning portion of the RSC podcast on itunes before episode 450. I have episodes 450-500 downloaded on itunes because that’s all that’s showing so far. I know on the RSC website, you have the podcasts you’ve guys done.