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, December 19, 2012

Ralph Fiennes and Shakespeare

Happy Birthday Ralph Fiennes!

Okay, so his birthday is not until Saturday, but I thought we should start the celebration early!

What more can I say about Ralph Fiennes and Shakespeare?

Not much.

He should do as much Shakespeare as possible whenever possible.


But should he do some Solved Shakespeare?

Yes and yes.

As I wrote my versions of Hamlet, Richard III and The Merchant of Venice I thought often about Ralph in any number of roles, especially as John Heminges, Shakespeare's fellow actor.

But after I saw Coriolanus, I thought that he might be one of the very few film directors who could conceivably orchestrate the films based on my versions of the plays.

I thought the film was nothing like I expected and more than I had hoped for. I was not all that familiar with the play. I had seen it once many years ago, with Christopher Walken as Coriolanus!

I like the fact that Ralph took a risk, and challenged himself with this film -- he is obviously passionate about bringing new and different Shakespeare to the world.

I hope you join me in wishing him a very Happy Birthday!


David Schajer

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