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Michael Penn
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Posted: 10 July 2017 at 1:31pm | IP Logged | 1  

Review: ‘Will’ Serves Up a Very 21st-Century Shakespeare

"The show looks alternately like a steampunk Dickens adaptation (a street urchin fleeces the newly arrived Shakespeare almost immediately), a weird “Animal House” sequel, a bad drag show and an episode of the blood-and-orgy series “Spartacus.” It’s dotted with allusions to Shakespeare’s works in the style of “Shakespeare in Love,”but there are awkward touches that seem intended to convince the CW demographic that Shakespeare was just like a 21st-century 20-something: There is stage diving and a barroom poetry duel that suggests a rap battle."

Edited to add context and use a hyperlink to the review~Matt



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Thanks, I needed a bit of cheering up!!

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Michael Penn
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You're welcome!
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Shaun Barry
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They've shown ads for this series at the beginning of every movie I've seen in the theaters, in the last 3 or 4 weeks... I look forward to some absolutely merciless reviews.

This looks ridiculous beyond belief.



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Michael Penn
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 QUOTE:
Also on hand is Christopher Marlowe[,] a duplicitous weasel whose treatment for writer’s block is to be circled and groped by a group of naked men.

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Shane Matlock
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They're really stretching the "historical" in historical fiction. Holy crap.
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David Miller
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A show like this requires freewheeling panache and a flamboyant disregard for convention. The producers should commits to steering into their trainwreck with even more flagrant anachronisms, nontraditional casting and some musical numbers. If they've exhausted their moxie with the logline, which is what it sounds like, the show will asphyxiate on its own boredom.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Ugh. I'll stay far, far away from this, thank you... 
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Kevin Brown
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I'm sure it'll be historically accurate in every way!!


(Or not....)
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