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.
OTHER MONKEYS SAID
I'd pay to see this in the theatre.
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.
Somehow I got stuck with an image of "Mary Fucking Poppins".
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.
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.