Another HBO classic, on the way. Thanks.
HBO’s penchant for daring adaptations doesn’t show any signs of abating; the premium cable channel is ready to pump its creative juices into a TV version of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy and have installed White Swan and Noah helmsman Darren Aronofsky to direct the project.
Darren Aronofsky will direct 'Maddaddam' for HBO [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Neilson Barnard]
The trilogy isn’t unfamiliar territory for Aronofsky; the novel follows the author's "Oryx and Crake" and "Year of the Flood" in a reimagining of Earth after a horrific flood. Oryx and Crake , The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam would be made by his Protozoa Pictures deal with HBO.
Is re-writing Shakespeare's prose for the modern reader the future of studying the famous Bard?
Booker Prize winning novelists Howard Jacobson and Margaret Atwood have been given th enviable task - or perhaps, unenviable job depending on which way you look at it - of rewriting Shakespeare into modern prose.
Jacobson will re-tell The Merchant of Venice - comedy, drama - while Atwood tackles The Tempest, assumed to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone.
The Booker winning pair join the already announced Anne Tyler and Jeanette Winterson as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project. Updated versions of the classic plays will be published in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.
Continue reading: Howard Jacobson Is About To...Oh, I Don't Know, REWRITE SHAKESPEARE?
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