Tuesday, January 12, 2010

‘Big Lebowski’ A La Shakespeare

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Dude, oh The Dude! Wherefore art thou, The Dude?

The cult Coen Brothers’ classic The Big Lebowski has been translated into a work of William Shakespeare by Adam Bertocci in The Two Gentleman Of Lebowski, which takes the language of The Bard and applies it to the plot of the flick.

Bertocci insists that the two stories were easy to combine since, “Shakespeare was never above the occasional dck joke.”

He paid careful attention to make sure his version truly borrowed from both classics.

So far, artsy fartsy literary types haven’t given him grief for ruining Shakespeare’s word and have in fact embraced his Lebowski play.

A few theater companies have even decided to stage it, which makes Bertocci believe old Shakespeare might gain a whole new legion of readers.

He says, “The play gives people a Shakespearean education. Many of them want to drag out the old book and read.”

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