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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Shakespeare and Orlando Bloom

Happy Birthday Orlando Bloom!

Wouldn’t he be great in some Shakespeare?

I saw him as Romeo in 2013, and he was great. I thought the play should have not had a modern setting, but other than that I thought the production was good, and that he should definitely do more Shakespeare.

On Broadway as Romeo

He would be great in any number of roles, such as Henry V, Coriolanus, and I think he would make a great Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew. I would love to see him as Mark Antony, in Antony and Cleopatra, too.

But even more than that, I would love to see him in my series of Shakespeare Solved films.

He obviously enjoys playing in period films, and period costumes, so why not the Elizabethan/Jacobean periods?

Whenever I see him, I think of Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, who was one of Shakespeare’s greatest friends and most loyal patrons. And oddly enough, it was for Southampton that Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet.

The Earl of Southampton, the real Romeo

Orlando Bloom would make a great Southampton, whose character is very prominent in my Shakespeare Solved versions of the plays.

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