Shakespeare Solved ®

Shakespeare Solved ® is a forthcoming series of novels that covers the Bard's entire life and work.

These novels solve the mysteries surrounding Shakespeare by transporting us back in time, to walk in his shoes, and see his world through his eyes.

Only when we see Shakespeare in his original historical context can we understand what his plays and poems really mean.

This blog explains some of my ideas and discoveries, to prepare for this series of novels.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Daniel Craig and Shakespeare

Should Daniel Craig do some Shakespeare?

Of course!

After all, he's already conquered one of the greatest roles in history -- James Bond -- so Shakespeare shouldn't be too hard, right?

If you disagree with me, then you're also disagreeing with producer/director Sam Mendes -- who said that there are strong similarities between Shakespeare and Bond.

Sam Mendes should know, since he directed the new Bond film Skyfall, and he is the producer behind the Hollow Crown series.

I even found this funny story that Daniel Craig is scared of doing Shakespeare, and theatre in general, because there are too many lines! Haha!

I happen to think that Daniel is the greatest of the Bonds, despite my fondness for Connery, Moore, Lazenby and even Dalton.

I think Mr. Craig is a very fine actor, who all too often doesn't get to show his talent.

Perhaps the real reason he doesn't want to do Shakespeare is because he hasn't found the right kind of Shakespeare to do.

So, perhaps some Shakespeare Solved would be the answer.

In my versions of Hamlet, Richard III and The Merchant of Venice I thought he would be great as one of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, on stage with William Shakespeare himself, in various roles Like Buckingham in Richard III, for example.

Or, he would be great as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Queen Elizabeth's "favourite." It would not be a role in a Shakespeare play, but it would be fascinating to see him in the Elizabethan world.

What do you think?

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David B. Schajer

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