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Posted on Monday 20 July 2015 at 3:51 pm

Muse of Fire Interviews


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When I'm doing dissertation work that requires a little brain power but not a lot*, I have a tendency to listen to the interviews at globeplayer.tv/museoffire of various actors, directors, etc. sounding off about Shakespeare. The project began as two guys doing interviews for a documentary, which I have and quite like, so some of the interviews talk about that. Now they're just doing more interviews because they are awesome. From watching the interviews, I have learned the following general rules:

- Ask any actor, director, etc. about Shakespeare and they will almost inevitably say "Da dum da dum da dum" before too long. Some people love it, some hate it, and most view it as a tool to be used when useful and discarded when not, but everyone has to mention it.

- There is an old film Russian Hamlet which is the epitome of.... well.... everything (watching it is now on my To Do list)

- Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet is the greatest cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare (despite the Russian Hamlet being everything)

*E.g. adding footnotes or flipping through the annotated bibliography for works relevant for the next section I'm going to write or the like rather than actual writing.

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