Not for any particular reason. It’s just a thought I had earlier tonight, and as it’s Thursday, well. Here we go, I suppose. Sometimes I think that maybe I should just be a theatrical lady Tarantino. They say sometimes the only way to get what you want done is to do it yourself, and it’s not that I have a problem with any particular directorial choices I’ve seen done recently, but there are just ones I’d love to see happen.
This just became Things in Print Thursday as well, because one of my pet concepts originated from a project I did for a high school English course. We had to write out a scene of Macbeth and style it modern and some other things such as, but I combined it all into one big mess of epic and basically, it was as if Frank Miller had done Macbeth. The three witches were the best. One was all emo’d out. One was raver 80s punk. One was… basically a classy hooker. There were corrupt businessmen every which way. There was even more sex and violence than usual. And… my teacher lost it. I got full marks, but I’m still bitter that I don’t have the graphic novel I drew out of one of the scenes because I’ve basically never killed myself so hard on a project that wasn’t saved on the computer.
I do know that Crazy Modern Sex And Violence Macbeth isn’t a new idea. I also know, however, that I’ve never seen a production even discussed wherein the witches were young and sexy. And although it could be done in the original text, my translation was slangier and more ridiculous.
Shakespeare is marvelous because he can be done so many different ways. But I’d love to take a crack at directing basically anything someday. Old musicals? Old 30s plays? Well, I’d direct them hardcore tongue-in-cheek. I feel like that would really help a lot of people. New musicals? It would really depend. New one-room-in-the-house kinds of plays? Well, I don’t know there’s much needs to be done but I’d still kill to be involved in one.
Of course, I probably never will direct anything seriously. But hey, it’s nice to dream.
–your fangirl heroine.