Tarantino Theatre

Isn't it ironing, I mean isn't it interesting? Just as Dick mentions Hamlet in a comment to a recent post, I had been wondering (sub voce) to myself how Quentin Tarentino would stage the final scene of Hamlet...

For some reason the expression "Danish Standoff" comes to mind.


Hamlet: "Put the motherfucking sword down, Laertes!"

Laertes: "Delay no more*, you wannabe-motherfucker!"

Gertrude: "Fucking punk! Kill him Hamlet, or I'll drink this poisoned piss!"

Claudius: "Drink what? You're a mad fucking bitch, I'll fucking drink it if you don't!"

Exeunt, fucked in slow motion.


Yeah, I know, down much better by the Skinhead Hamlet people.


Then I thought, maybe Quentin would rather be doing some Brecht - say...

Mother Fucker And Her Children?

Some T.S Eliot?

Motherfucker In The Cathedral?

Some... oh, you get the idea.


* "Fuck your mother", in Cantonese.


Posted by: expat@large on Apr 04, 08 | 1:00 am | Profile


I'd pay to see this in the theatre.

Posted by: Batbitch on Apr 04, 08 | 10:38 pm

I couldn't get the "Mother Fucker And Her Children" thing out of my head for several days after watching 'The Savages', where Philip Seymour Hofman plays a Brecht scholar. We did the original (Mother Courage, not the Savages) in school.

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 04, 08 | 11:23 pm

Somehow I got stuck with an image of "Mary Fucking Poppins".

Posted by: Batbitch on Apr 04, 08 | 11:39 pm

Amazing synchronicity again E@L! I have been working on the last chapter of a novel (the time-tested start at the end and work backwards approach). I have 2 characters on a bus in Northern Thailand discussing 'Krapp's Last Tapes' just prior to a horrendous collision. I should be able to work a bit of Tarantino in there somehow.

Posted by: Dick on Apr 05, 08 | 12:10 am

BatBitch: I'd pay to see that! (Poppins is the nickname of her dildo, right?)

Dick: Hamlet, Brecht , Eliot, Mary L Travers... Yes yes, I see the link.

Obvious really: Krapps' Last Fucking Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious Crap In The Vestry.

Posted by: expat@large on Apr 05, 08 | 12:28 am


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