Monday, August 31, 2009

Shakespeare...With Ninjas...and Sumo

My wife got a DVD at the library recently. As You Like It, written by The Bard Himself—Billy Shakespeare.

This particular adaptation of As You Like It is set in 19th century Japan at a time when many English traders made their homes in Japan.

The Film starts with a Ninja attack to explain the banishment that is a major plot point of the play, also one of the characters has a scene where he fights a wrestler, and since this adaptation takes place in Japan—he fights a Sumo wrestler.

It's one of Shakespeare's comedies and so has a lot of silliness in it. I thought it was good and would reccomend it.

The "All the World's a Stage" speech is from As You Like It as well as the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing."

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was great!
    Kenneth Brannaugh does a wonderful job adapting Shakespeare,